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Major & Minor Degrees

A.B. in Criminal Justice

Criminal justice students must meet college level and major requirements. 

All majors take required courses in criminal justice administration, criminology, and research methods before they place into the required, full-time internship semester.  The degree program also includes 15 hours in major electives that collectively provide an inter-disciplinary background in areas associated with criminal justice, including human behavior, deviance, law, legal institutions, and crime.  

Please refer to the Bulletin for information on course offerings and complete degree requirements.

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Minor in Criminal Justice

Students may earn a minor in Criminal Justice Studies.

The minor consists of 15 hours of upper-division coursework with at least 12 of the 15 hours taken in residence.

There are two required courses for the minor: POLS 3600 Criminal Justice Administration and SOCI 3810 Criminology. These two courses are usually restricted registration. Minors should contact the Sociology department for information about access to SOCI 3810. Minors should contact the Criminal Justice Studies Program at for information about access to POLS 3600.

To preserve the interdisciplinary nature of the program of study, no more than nine hours of coursework may be drawn from the same discipline (as indicated by departmental prefix). 

Students should be aware that some classes have introductory pre-requisites (i.e. PSYC 1101; SOCI 1101; POLS 1101)

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