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2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Criminal Justice B.A.

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The Criminal Justice major is designed to prepare students for direct employment or for continuing education at the graduate level. Students can choose a legal concentration or a behavior concentration, depending on the particular interests and goals of the student. In addition to classroom study, all students will spend at least one semester in a field experience setting (internship) to focus on particular areas of interest and to begin networking with professionals. Students will not be required to fulfill common professional business core.


The criminal justice major prepares students for a variety of careers, including a state trooper, sheriff, criminologist, police officer, DEA, and FBI agent.

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Arts

General Education Requirements

Eight credit hours in a single foreign language is required for CBASE students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Major Requirements: 36 credit hours

Choose one of the following:

Choose an Additional 15 credit hours:

Students must also take an additional 15 credit hours of CRMJ, POLS, or SOCI courses which may include the following optional areas of concentration.

Optional Legal Concentration

Optional Behavioral Concentration

Total Major Requirements: 36 credit hours

Total Degree Requirements: 124 credit hours

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