BS - Criminal Justice

  • The Criminal Justice system is an institution that is at the crux of societal concern.  When individuals are asked to define major social problems, the fear of and response to crime are found at the top of the list.  People not only want to have a better understanding of these problems; many also want to become a part of the solution.  It is these individuals who will be the primary beneficiaries of the Criminal Justice major at KSU.  The secondary beneficiaries are members of the community; university educated criminal justice personnel make better criminal justice practitioners.  This program of study is timely and relevant.  It infuses knowledge about interpersonal communication skills, multicultural issues, leadership and management concerns, moral and ethical considerations, and technological applications into the coursework. 

Term 1

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ENGL 1101 English Composition I
      3
    • ECON 1000 Contemporary Economic Issues
      2
    • CRJU 1101 Foundation of Criminal Justice
      3
    • Area F Elective (1 of 3)
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area E4
      3
    Total: 14

Term 2

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ENGL 1102 English Composition II
      3
    • SOCI 1101 Introduction to Sociology
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area B2
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area A2 recommended STAT 1401
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area C2
      3
    Total: 15
Year 1 (Hours: 29)

Term 3

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • CRJU 2201 Crimes and Defenses
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area D1 recommended DATA 1501
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area D2
      4
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area E3
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area E2
      3
    Total: 16

Term 4

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • POLS 1101 American Government
      3
    • Area F Elective (2 of 3)
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area D2
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area C1
      3
    • Area F Elective (3 of 3)
      3
    Total: 15
Year 2 (Hours: 31)

Term 5

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • CRJU 3300 Criminal Courts
      3
    • CRJU 3301 Research Methods in CJ
      3
    • Free Elective (1 of 4)
      3
    • Cultural Diveristy Elective (1 of 1)
      3
    • Upper-Division Criminal Justice Elective (1 of 4)
      3
    Total: 15

Term 6

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • CRJU 3315 Criminal Procedure
      3
    • CRJU 3332 Corrections
      3
    • Upper-Division Criminal Justice Elective (2 of 4)
      3
    • Related Studies Course (1 of 2)
      3
    • CRJU 3310 or CRJU 3311
      3
    Total: 15
Year 3 (Hours: 30)

Term 7

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • CRJU 4100 Ethics in Criminal Justice
      3
    • CRJU 4499 Senior Seminar in CJ
      3
    • Upper-Division Criminal Justice Elective (3 of 4)
      3
    • Free Elective (2 of 4)
      3
    • Related Studies Course (2 of 2)
      3
    Total: 15

Term 8

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • SOCI 4432 Criminology
      3
    • Upper-Division Criminal Justice Elective (4 of 4)
      3
    • Free Elective (3 of 4)
      3
    • Free Elective (4 of 4)
      3
    • CRJU 3396 or CRJU 3398 or SA 4490
      3
    Total: 15
Year 4 (Hours: 30)


Program Total: 120 Hours

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