Jul 15, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology


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Heidi S. Bonner, Chair

The Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology offers the bachelor of science in criminal justice, minor in criminal justice, minor in forensic science for crime scenes, minor in criminal law and legal process, minor in criminology, master of science in criminal justice, and an accelerated bachelor of science/master of science in criminal justice. Program admission is competitive and admission to the university and/or achieving a minimum 2.0 GPA does not guarantee admission to criminal justice courses or the BS or minor degree programs.

To declare the criminal justice major, students must complete CRIM 1000  with a grade of C (2.0) or higher and have an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher. Transfer students can declare the criminal justice major upon entry to the university if CRIM 1000  has been previously completed with a grade of C (2.0) or higher. Criminal justice majors, criminal justice minors, and criminology minors must complete all CRIM courses with a grade of C (2.0) or higher and are expected to maintain an overall 2.0 GPA throughout the program.

In addition to the above requirements, to be admitted to the minor in forensic science for crime scenes, students need to have a minimum overall 2.5 GPA. They are also expected to maintain an overall GPA of 2.5 throughout the program.

In addition to the above requirements, to be admitted to the minor in criminal law and legal process, students need to have a minimum overall 2.5 GPA. They are also expected to maintain an overall GPA of 2.5 throughout the program.

The major in criminal justice is designed to prepare students for entrance into professional positions in the fields of criminal justice and criminology, graduate studies, or law school. The program also includes optional field internship courses. Students intending to complete CRIM 4330 , CRIM 4660 , or CRIM 4990  must submit an application one semester prior to taking the course; they must have an overall 2.0 GPA or higher to be eligible for consideration, among other requirements. 

More information is available on the department’s website

Faculty

Programs

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    Courses

      Criminal Justice and Criminology

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