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Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
The BSCJ requires the successful completion of a total of 120 credit hours of study, 60 of which are at the upper level (junior and senior years). Students must have completed a minimum of 60 semester credit-hours of college-level studies at the lower level (freshman and sophomore years).

A student must complete at least 30 credit hours in General Education of which six must be in Psychology and/or Sociology. A student must also complete 30 credit hours of Criminal Justice core courses. The remaining credit hours consist of major course (if applicable) and/or elective courses.

The BSCJ program includes an optional homeland security major which focuses on the main topics essential to homeland security professionals. Students desiring this major must specifically apply for this major when enrolling and take the five additional courses listed below.

BSCJ Program Objectives

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:
  • Explain the fundamental concepts, roles, and functions of Criminal Justice and the Criminal Justice System
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the core elements of Administration of Justice topics
  • Apply practical knowledge to enforce the law while upholding the individual protections afforded by the US Constitution and the law
  • Analyze crime scenes and evidence utilizing technology and data analysis methods
  • Evaluate leading management theories and practices as applied to Criminal Justice Administration
BSCJ Core Courses
CJ 100 Introduction to Criminal Justice
CJ 105 Introduction to Juvenile Justice
CJ 201 Introduction to Criminal Law
CJ 206 Introduction to Law Enforcement
CJ 211 Introduction to Corrections
CJ 216 Criminology
CJ 320 Introduction to Forensic Science
CJ 400 Criminal Courts System
CJ 420 Criminal Procedure
CJ 450 Criminal Justice Management
BSCJ Majors
Homeland Security
BSCJ Recommended Electives
CJ 241 Introduction to Criminal Justice Ethics
CJ 305 Community Policing
CJ 340 Constitutional Law
CJ 405 Criminal Investigation
CJ 410 Criminal Evidence
COMM 330 Organizational Communication
CST 310 Introduction to Cybersecurity
MGT 300 Principles of Management
MGT 311 Human Resources Management
MGT 331 Leadership
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