Criminal Justice Degree Requirements
- These requirements apply to students entering this program in fall 2018 and thereafter. Students who enrolled earlier should consult the catalog in effect at the time they enrolled.
- Read the course descriptions.
This 33-credit program requires the following:
Core Courses (18 credits)
- Ethics in Criminal Justice (CRJU 600)
- Crime and Policy Development (CRJU 601)
- Research Analysis for Criminal Justice (CRJU 604)
- Administration of Justice (CRJU 610)
- Leadership Development in Criminal Justice (CRJU 708)
- Advanced Criminology (CRJU 710)
Specialization Requirements (9 credits)
- Contemporary Court Issues (CRJU 606)
- Contemporary Issues in Corrections (CRJU 611)
- Contemporary Issues in Policing (CRJU 631)
- Youth Problems in Society (CRJU 635)
- Contemporary Issues for Victims of Crime (CRJU 702)
In addition, choose two more courses related to your specialization.
Fieldwork (3 credits)
- Graduate Internship (CRJU 605)*
*You may petition the program director to waive the fieldwork requirement if you are presently working in the field (must provide documentation). If granted, you would then fulfill the credits with an elective.
Culminating Coursework (3-6 credits)
- Capstone in Criminal Justice (CRJU 777)
- Thesis (CRJU 799, 6 credits)**
Thesis Policy and Procedures
Thesis/Dissertation Binding Request Form
**NOTE: If student opts to do a thesis, then they are exempt from the fieldwork/internship requirement.