The Criminal Justice program is a multidisciplinary major designed to give students the knowledge base to understand the difficult issues associated with law enforcement, the complexity of human behaviors related to crime, and the multiplicity of agencies, organizations, and units of government necessary to work effectively as a law enforcement professional. This is a course of study that requires students to adopt a serious approach to professional study and preparation and develop a high level of maturity and judgment. Any history of criminal offenses would prevent a student from gaining employment in this field and would disqualify them from field practicum or internships at law enforcement agencies arranged through the college.

Required Courses:

 Course #Credit HoursCourse Name
_____CJUS 2003Introduction to Criminal Justice
_____CJUS 2103Crime and Deviant Behavior
_____CJUS 3003Law Enforcement and Police Operations
_____CJUS 3203Correctional Systems
_____CJUS 3403Principles of Criminal Law
_____CJUS 3903Special Topics in Criminal Justice
_____CJUS 4003Criminal Investigations
_____CJUS 4103Ethics in Criminal Justice
_____CJUS 4503Criminal Courts and Procedures
_____CJUS 5003Field Practicum in Criminal Justice
_____CJUS 5503Seminar in Criminal Justice
_____POLS 2003American National Government*
_____POLS 2103State and Local Government
_____POLS 3103Constitutional Law
_____PSYC 2603Statistics and Data Analysis*
_____PSYC4003Social Psychology
_____PSYC 4203Abnormal Psychology
_____SOCI 1903Introduction to Sociology*
_____SOCI 2403Social Problems
_____SOCI 3503Criminology
_____SPAN 1103Elementary Spanish I
_____SPAN 1113Elementary Spanish II
_____SPAN 2203Intermediate Spanish I
_____SPAN 2213Intermediate Spanish II

Liberal Studies Program:  As outlined on appropriate Liberal Studies Check Sheet

*Indicates courses that also meet Liberal Studies requirements

Among requirements for graduation, the student must have a 2.00 average in the major and must pass a comprehensive examination administered by the major division department.