BS - Criminal Justice

  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences
    Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice

    Criminal Justice, BS

    Program Information:
    This program prepares students to understand the nature, components and changing dynamics of the core institutions/agencies which comprise the criminal justice system.  At its core students in this program are equipped with knowledge and skills to understand and analyze the nature of crime and societal responses to this phenomenon. People who want to gain a better understanding of the problem of crime, and also want to become part of the solution to crime are the primary beneficiaries of the Criminal Justice program at KSU. The program also infuses knowledge about interpersonal communication skills, multicultural issues, leadership and management concerns, moral and ethical considerations, and technological applications as they relate to a comprehensive understanding and management of crime.

    This is a suggested 4-year schedule of courses based on the Criminal Justice degree requirements and course prerequisites in the Fall 2017 Undergraduate Catalog. (If course prerequisites change, you must meet the prerequisites in effect when you take the course, so always check the current Catalog for course prerequisites.) 

    Milestones/Notes:

    1. Must earn a grade of "C" or better in coursework.
    2. Not all courses are offered every semester.
    3. See KSU online Catalog or departmental website for pre-requisite(s) or course descriptions.

    Contact Information:
    (470) 578-6739
    http://scj.hss.kennesaw.edu/

     

Term 1

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • First-Year Seminar or an academic Learning Community Required if first-year full-time student entering KSU with fewer than 15 semester hours. Students with 15 or more credit hours should take a free elective.  
    3
  • 4
Total: 16

Term 2

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • HIST 1100 or HIST 1111 or HIST 1112
    3
  • 3
  • STAT 1107 or MATH 1106 or MATH 1190 or MATH 2202
    3
Total: 15

Notes/Milestones:

  1. STAT 1107 is recommended for this major.

Year 1 (Hours: 31)

Term 3

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • CRJU 3310 or CRJU 3311
    3
  • HIST 2111 or HIST 2112
    3
  • 3
  • 3
Total: 15

Term 4

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • ART 1107 or DANC 1107 or MUSI 1107 or TPS 1107
    3
  • 3
  • 3
Total: 15
Year 2 (Hours: 30)

Term 5

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
Total: 15

Term 6

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • ANTH 3310 or ANTH 3307 or SOCI 3314 or PSYC 3355 or SOCI 3350
    3
  • 3
Total: 15
Year 3 (Hours: 30)

Term 7

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 2
  • CRJU 3398 or CRJU 3396 or SA 4490
    3
  • 3
  • 3
  • Free Elective. Any course in the university curriculum.
    3
  • Free Elective. Any course in the university curriculum.  
    3
Total: 17

Notes/Milestones:

  1. CRJU 3398 (Internship) requires 90 hours.
  2. CRJU 3398 (Internship) requires mandatory attendance at an orientation meeting in the semester prior to enrollment.
  3. SA 4490 (Study Abroad) is mostly offered in summer so students should plan on taking it in the preceding summer or earlier.
  4. CRJU 3396 (Cooperative Study) requires 2 consecutive semesters.

Term 8

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • Free Elective. Any course in the university curriculum.  
    3
Total: 15

Notes/Milestones:

  1. CRJU 3398 (Internship) requires 90 hours.
  2. CRJU 3398 (Internship) requires mandatory attendance at an orientation meeting in the semester prior to enrollment.
  3. SA 4490 (Study Abroad) is mostly offered in summer so students should plan on taking it in the preceding summer or earlier.
  4. CRJU 3396 (Cooperative Study) requires 2 consecutive semesters.

Year 4 (Hours: 32)


Program Total: 123 Hours

Milestones: All courses indicated as a Milestone with this icon ( ) should be completed in the term suggest to prevent delays in program completion.

Disclaimer: An academic map is a suggested four-year schedule of courses based on degree requirements in the KSU undergraduate catalog. This sample schedule serves as a general guideline to help build a full schedule each term. Some departments allow students to use the three credit first-year seminar course as a free elective for a degree program, which may impact the program's total credit hours. Milestones, courses, and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major are designated to keep you on track to graduate in four years. Missing milestones could delay your program. Enrolled Students should reference DegreeWorks and not this plan.

This map is not a substitute for academic advisement—contact your advisor if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements. Also see the current undergraduate catalog (catalog.kennesaw.edu) for a complete list of requirements and electives. Note: Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked; contact the department and/or program area for current information.

You may choose to attend a summer term to reduce your load during fall or spring terms but still stay on track to graduate in four years.


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