The degree map is a term-by-term sample course schedule to make it easier for you to understand how to graduate in four years with a degree in Criminal Justice. The actual sequence of courses may differ for each student. Please consult with your advisor about the best path for you.

Credits to Graduate with a BS in Criminal Justice

120
A Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice requires 120 credits. With 5 classes a semester, this puts you on track to graduate in 4 years. A minimum gpa of 2.0 is required.

Credits for Major in Criminal Justice

52
To complete the major, a minimum of 52 credits are required. 40 credits are in core courses in the following disciplines: criminal justice, sociology, anthropology, psychology and political science. An additional 12 credits are taken as electives in the subjects mentioned above.

General Education Credits Required for a BS in Criminal Justice

30
To satisfy the general education requirements, 30 credits are required. However, some courses may fulfill both major and general education requirements. Be sure to discuss your courses with your advisor.

First Year

Course Credits
FYS 0952-110
First Year Seminar
General Education Requirement
4 credits
ENG 0122-107
Art & Craft of Writing
General Education Requirement
3 credits
SPA 0172-122¹
Level IV Spanish
BA Spanish/General Education Requirement
3 credits
Quant Reasoning Elective
1 of 2 courses
General Education Requirement
3-4 credits
Information Literacy Elective
Select 1 course
General Education Requirement
3 credits
16-17 credits
Course Credits
SPA 0172-240 or 251²
Select 1 course from above
BA Spanish Requirement
3 credits
Arts Elective
1 of 2 courses
General Education Requirement
3 credits
Social Sciences Elective
1 of 2 courses
General Education Requirement
3 credits
Natural Science Elective
Select 1 Course
General Education Requirement
3-4 credits
General Elective 3 credits
15-16 credits

Second Year

Course Credits
ACG 0606-246¹
Criminology
BS Criminal Justice/General Education Requirement
4 credits
ACG 0606-277¹
Law & Social Inequality
BS Criminal Justice Requirement
3 credits
Global Awareness/Civic Engagement
Select 1 courseGeneral Education Requirement
3 credits
Natural Science
Select 1 course
General Education Requirement
3-4 credits
ACG 0606 Elective
Select 1 course
BS Criminal Justice Recommendation
3 credits
17 credits
Course Credits
ACG 0606-261¹
Crime & Punishment
BS Criminal Justice/General Education Requirement
4 credits
SOC 0170-302
Quantitative Research Methods
BS Criminal Justice/General Education Requirement
4 credits
ACG Elective
Select 1 course (Group A)BS Criminal Justice Requirement
3-4 credits
Arts Elective
1 of 2 courses
General Education Requirement
3 credits
ACG 0606 Elective
Select 1 course
BS Criminal Justice Recommendation
3 credits
17 credirs

Third Year

Course Credits
ACG 0606-332²
American Sys Criminal Just
BS Criminal Justice Requirement
3 credits
ACG 0606-386²
Psych of Criminal Behavior
BS Criminal Justice Requirement
3 credits
ACG Elective
Select 1 course (Group A)BS Criminal Justice Requirement
3-4 credits
Arts Elective
2 of 2 courses
General Education Requirement
3 credits
General Elective OR
ACG 0606-343

Internship
BS Criminal Justice Recommendation
3 credits
15-16 credits

²Course is cross-listed with SOC (0170), POL (0158) or PSY (0501).

Course Credits
ACG 0606-331²
Sociology of Law
BS Criminal Justice Requirement
3 credits
ACG 0606-323²
Indivdual Rights in Constitution
BS Criminal Justice Requirement
3 credits
ACG Elective
Select 1 course (Group B)
BS Criminal Justice Requirement
3-4 credits
General Elective OR
ACG 0606-343

Internship
BS Criminal Justice Recommendation
3 credits
General Elective 3 credits
15-16 credits

²Course is cross-listed with SOC (0170), POL (0158) or PSY (0501).

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Fourth Year

Course Credits
General Elective OR
ACG 0606-343

Internship
BS Criminal Justice Recommendation
3 credits
General Elective 3 credits
General Elective 3 credits
General Elective 3 credits
General Elective 3 credits
15 credits
Course Credits
ACG 0606-455
Contempory Develop in Criminal Justice (Capstone)
BS Criminal Justice Requirement
4 credits
General Elective OR
ACG 0606-343
Internship
BS Criminal Justice Recommendation
3 credits
General Elective 3 credits
General Elective 3 credits
General Elective 3 credits
16 credits
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