Students who plan to major in Criminal Justice are strongly encouraged to have completed all of their general education requirements prior to the start of their Junior year. The Criminal Justice Program is sequenced on an annual rotation, and the core subjects should be taken prior to elective and other upper division coursework. A major in Criminal Justice requires 45 hours of coursework in the field. A minor in Criminal Justice requires 24 hours of coursework in the field.
There are 3 degree options within the Criminal Justice program. The Law Enforcement track is designed for those students who plan to pursue a career in policing, highway patrol service and other state and federal agencies which are charged with enforcing laws. The Corrections track is designed for those students who plan to pursue a career in community based or institutional corrections, either at the local, state or federal levels.
Criminal Justice-Corrections Course Requirements/Degree Checksheets
Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement Course Requirements/Degree Checksheets