Criminal JusticeDirector Tracey Steele
Criminal Justice (CRJ) is an interdisciplinary program leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree. The program is designed to develop knowledge of the criminal justice system, theories of criminal behavior, institutions formed to ensure public safety and enforce the law, and the law. Student core competencies will be developed and required in areas of (1) analytical and ethical decision making; (2) the use of technology; (3) methods of collecting and using data; and (4) communicating to diverse people and through diverse media.
Students admitted into the CRJ program must have earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.3 and have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours incuding ENG 101 and 102 with a grade of "C" or higher, plus three other General Education courses from Areas II, III, or IV. Majors are required to complete five criminal justice core requirements, including an internship; three courses each in criminal justice foundation areas of behavior, institutions, and law; and three criminal justice electives.
Degree Requirements-Criminal JusticeBachelor of Arts Degree
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Minor in Criminal Justice
The criminal justice minor is an interdisciplinary program emphasizing knowledge of the criminal justice system, theories of criminal behavior, law, administration, and policy. Courses are offered by the departments of political science, sociology, and urban affairs and geography. Students admitted into the criminal justice minor must have earned a minimum GPA of 2.3 and completed a minimum of 24 credit hours, including ENG 101 and 102 (with a grade of C or better), HST 101, and any other two General Education courses.
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