May 28, 2023  
Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2023 
Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice Administration, B.A.

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The Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice Administration is designed to permit the pursuit of flexible career goals while integrating the general study of criminal justice and law with other relevant disciplines. The degree 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. As with any Bachelor of Arts degree, the B.A. requires six hours of foreign language. 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 .

Foreign Language Requirement (6 sem. hrs)

For information on how to fulfill the foreign language requirement click here .

Behavioral, Forensic, and Social Sciences Electives (6 sem. hrs)

Three semester hours must be Criminal Justice electives. Forensic Science courses are only available at Day Campus. The remaining 3 hours must be from one of the following:

Electives (without CSI certificate) (22-25 sem. hrs)

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

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.

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.


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