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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 110 Introduction to Criminal Law
CJ 115 Introduction to Corrections
CJ 125 Introduction to Law Enforcement
CJ 130 Criminology
CJ 140 Criminal Justice Management
CJ 150 Introduction to Forensic Science
CJ 155 Criminal Courts System
CJ 170 Criminal Procedure
BSCJ Majors
Homeland Security
BSCJ Recommended Electives
CJ 120 Introduction to Criminal Justice Ethics
CJ 135 Community Policing
CJ 145 Constitutional Law
CJ 160 Criminal Investigation
CJ 165 Criminal Evidence
CST 151 Introduction to Cybersecurity
MGT 101 Principles of Management
MGT 132 Human Resources Management
MGT 133 Organizational Communication
MGT 135 Leadership
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