Feb 28, 2024
Contact: Dr. Dawna Wensel,
The criminal justice major is designed to foster a broadly based understanding of the diverse nature of crime and justice and its relationship with society, with an emphasis on the components of policing, courts, and corrections.. The program goes beyond the narrow, practicum-oriented criminal justice requirements of many colleges and universities, allowing students to also explore interdisciplinary connections with other fields of study.
Students must take 48 total credits in the major. Seven courses (21 credits) are required for all criminal justice majors.
Course requirements in the major
*An earned minimum grade of C- is required in the above core courses.
Other core requirements
choose three of the following four courses:
Students must take six additional courses (18 credits), including at least two from each of the three areas of study in criminal justice. At least three of the courses must be at the 1300/1400 level.
Courts, Policy, and Justice
Total additional credits: 18
Total credits required for the major: 48
Please be advised
Please be advised that some programs or courses of study require that students complete rotations, fieldwork, internships/externships and/or teaching assignments at facilities external to the university, while other programs or courses of study may offer voluntary internships or externships at facilities external to the university. Depending on the program or course, such facilities will or may require a criminal background check, an act 33/34 clearance (if applicable), and perhaps a drug screen to determine participant qualification or eligibility. Additionally, in order to become licensed, many states will inquire as to whether the applicant has been convicted of a misdemeanor, a felony, or a felonious or illegal act associated with alcohol and/or substance abuse.
Suggested Course of Study
- ADMJ Lower level electives - 6 Credits
- General education or elective courses - 20 Credits
- Choose two more from the following: SOC 101, PSY 101, PS 205 or PS 102