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Undergraduate Curriculum

Degree Requirements include 30 hours of core courses, and 18 hours of criminal justice electives

Graduates of the Criminal Justice program will:

  • Identify and apply the major theoretical perspectives in criminology and criminal justice and apply the social and policy implications of these approaches.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the components and functions of the criminal justice system (police, courts, and corrections).
  • Apply knowledge of the operation of the criminal justice system to practical problems in the field and understand the role of ethical decision making in the process.
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify, analyze, and interpret data on and related to crime.
  • Illustrate how gender, race, ethnicity, age, social class, and sexual orientation function at both the macro and micro level in the criminal justice system.
  • Students will experience a curriculum that requires them to think about issues of race, class, gender, sexual orientation and ethnicity.
  • For more information, check the course catalog and ClearPath

Criminal Justice Minor

Criminal Justice is an excellent minor for a variety of majors on campus including Communications, Political Science, Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, and Social Work. 


  • CRMJ 1100 (Introduction to Criminal Justice)
  • CRMJ 2100 (Criminology) 
  • 12 hours of criminal justice electives (with at least 9 hours at the 3000/4000 level -- excluding 4780/4790, 4105, 4110, 4850, 4950, 4970, 4980) 
  • It also requires a minimum 2.0 average in the minor.