The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice, which provides the opportunity for comprehensive study of criminal justice, and a Minor in Criminal Justice. Students completing the Bachelor of Arts degree may pursue professional careers in government or the private sector as well as apply for admission to law or graduate schools.
The minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree, including the Core Curriculum requirements, is 120. Thirty-nine of the total semester credit hours required for the degree must be at the upper-division level. Criminal Justice majors, through consultation with faculty advisors, should choose elective courses from Core Curriculum requirements that will enhance their awareness of the complex social and cultural issues confronting contemporary American society.
All candidates for this degree must fulfill the Core Curriculum requirements and the degree requirements.