Department of Criminal Justice

Major & Minor Course Requirements

Major & Minor Course Requirements


REQUIREMENTS FOR A BACHELOR OF ARTS OR BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE WITH A MAJOR IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Course/Credit

A. General Education Component (41)
For general education requirements and additional requirements for UNA students, refer to Academic Procedures and Requirements.
Criminal Justice majors must complete:

Area IV. Psychology 201 (3)
Sociology 221 (3)
Area V. Additional Requirements (23)
Introduction to Computers – CS 110 or
Intermediate Computer Topics – CS 120 or
Business Applications of Microcomputer
Software – CIS 125 (3)
U.S. Government and Politics – PS 241 (3)
11 hours from among courses listed in Arts
and Sciences Area V elective courses or any
UNA elective course to bring total to 23 hours
Total 64

For the Bachelor of Arts degree the student must satisfy the following requirement: 6 hours of a required foreign language at the intermediate level. The student may elect to count up to 6 hours of foreign language at the intermediate level (201, 202) toward the 23 hours in this area.

B. Major Core Requirements:
Introduction to Criminal Justice (CJ 250) (3)
Police Organization and Community Relations (CJ 255) (3)
Corrections (CJ 285) (3)
Criminal Law (CJ 295) (3)
Professional Ethics and Legal Liabilities (CJ 326) (3)
Criminology (CJ 323) (3)
Methods and Statistics in Criminal Justice (CJ 440W) (3)
Theory and Control of Crime (CJ 450) (3)
Total 24

Criminal Justice Electives
(select four courses from among the following) (12)
Juvenile Delinquency (CJ 306)
Domestic Violence (CJ 330)
Community-Based Corrections (CJ 336)
Substance Abuse (CJ 390)
Criminal Investigation (CJ 405)
Forensic Investigation (CJ 406)
Criminal Evidence (CJ 430)
Criminal Procedure (CJ 434)
Psychological Dimensions of Criminal Justice Practice (CJ 480)
Internship in Criminal Justice (CJ 495)
Total 36

Cognate Course Requirements:
Judicial Process and Behavior (PS 344) (3)
Total (39)

C. Minor:
A minor is required for this major.

D. General Elective hours, if required, to bring total to 128.

MINOR IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Course/Credit
Introduction to Criminal Justice (CJ 250) (3)
Corrections (CJ 285) (3)
Criminal Law (CJ 295) (3)
Criminal Justice Electives (300/400 level courses only) (9)
Total 18