Nov 29, 2021  
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021 
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice Administration, B.S.

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The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration is designed to permit the pursuit of specific career goals while integrating the general study of criminal justice and law with other relevant disciplines. A degree in criminal justice administration promotes and enhances communication and critical thinking skills, and prepares students for entry-level employment in law enforcement, corrections, and loss prevention, for promotion and leadership roles, and for graduate study and law school. The degree requires completion of an internship at approved locations, and may be a better choice for those without career experience in the field. Students who have completed a state police academy or the corrections basic training academy should refer to the Partners in Law Enforcement program (PILE), or Partners in Corrections program for transfer credit possibility. A Crime Scene Investigation certificate is also available to students completing a Criminal Justice degree.

General Education Requirements (39-42 sem. hrs)

For a complete list of general education courses click here ​. For additional information on general education requirements click here .

Behavioral, Forensic, and Social Sciences Electives (9 sem. hrs)

Three hours must be Criminal Justice electives. The remaining six hours must be from one of the following:

  • Human Services
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

Electives (without CSI certificate) (18-21 sem. hrs)

Certificate in Crime Scene Investigation (Optional) (15 sem. hrs)

Note (s):

Candidates for the baccalaureate degree with a major in Criminal Justice must pass, with a grade of C or higher, CJAD 495 - Integrative Seminar 3 hours , as a culminating evaluative experience.

If the student chooses to pursue the CSI option, an additional 3-6 credit hours of electives are required. 



Total: 120 (sem. hrs)

The total reflects the minimum number of hours to obtain a bachelor’s degree. Some courses listed above may fulfill more than one requirement block. Please speak to your academic advisor to plan your specific degree path.

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