Criminal Justice Combined Pathway (B.S. and M.S.)

Admission into the combined pathway is highly selective. Matriculated undergraduate students may apply to the BS/MS pathway in their third year (junior year) and will complete all of the application requirements for the program.  The admission application process includes a minimum GPA of 3.2, completion of 89 credit hours, of which 30 credits must include criminal justice core and prerequisite requirements (see below), and a letter of recommendation.

B.S. in Criminal Justice

Intellectual Foundations Requirements
33-39 credit hours
Criminal Justice Major Requirements (42 credit hours)
Core Courses (18 credit hours)
CRJ 101INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE3
CRJ 201CRIMINAL LAW3
CRJ 202THE POLICE PROCESS3
CRJ 204THE CORRECTIONAL PROCESS3
CRJ 303CRIMINAL JUSTICE THEORY AND IDEOLOGY3
CRJ 315RESEARCH METHODS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE3
Statistics Core Requirements (3 credit hours)3
Select one from the following:
STATISTICS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE
STATISTICS FOR ECONOMICS
INTRODUCTORY PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS
STATISTICS IN PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH
SOCIAL STATISTICS
Senior Seminar and Diversity Requirement (3 credit hours)3
Select one from the following:
RACE, ETHNICITY, AND THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
GENDER AND THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
Undergraduate Major Electives
Supporting Courses (6 credit hours)6
Select two courses from the following:
INTRODUCTION TO INTELLIGENCE ANALYSIS
POLICE ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT
CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND THE COMMUNITY
THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM
PROBATION, PAROLE, AND COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS
COMPARATIVE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
CRIME PREVENTION
CONSTITUTIONAL ISSUES IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE
CRIMINAL COURTS
CRIME ANALYSIS
Advanced Electives (6 credit hours for Intelligence Analysis, Policing, Corrections)6
Select two from the following:
CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS AND PROGRAMS
ADVANCED ISSUES IN LAW ENFORCEMENT
ADVANCED ISSUES IN PUNISHMENT AND CORRECTIONS
DRUGS, CRIME, AND DRUG POLICY
TERRORISM AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE
ADVANCED INTELLIGENCE ANALYSIS
Required Graduate Major Courses (12 credit hours)
CRJ 501THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES ON CRIME AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE *3
CRJ 504RESEARCH METHODS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE *3
CRJ 601CORRECTIONAL STRATEGIES *3
CRJ 606LAW ENFORCEMENT ISSUES *3
*courses used in B.S. and M.S. simultaneously
Total Credit Hours: 120


 M.S. in Criminal Justice

Required Graduate Major Courses
Core Courses (18 credit hours)
All six required
CRJ 501THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES ON CRIME AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE *3
CRJ 504RESEARCH METHODS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE *3
CRJ 601CORRECTIONAL STRATEGIES *3
CRJ 604CRIMINAL COURTS3
CRJ 606LAW ENFORCEMENT ISSUES *3
CRJ 609STATISTICS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE3
*courses used in B.S. and M.S. simultaneously
Graduate Major Electives (15-18 credit hours)15-18
HISTORY OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE
INDEPENDENT STUDY (1-3)
ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR AND THE MANAGEMENT PROCESS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE
ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
SPECIAL TOPICS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE
WHITE-COLLAR CRIME
JUVENILE JUSTICE
COMPUTER APPLICATION
RACE AND ETHNICITY IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE
GENDER ISSUES IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE
CONSTITUTIONAL ISSUES IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE
CRIMINAL JUSTICE ETHICS
RESEARCH PROJECT
Mandatory Exit Requirement (0-3 credit hours)0-3
Select one from the following:
Comprehensive Exam0
CRJ 690MASTER'S PROJECT3
Total Credit Hours: 36