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2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice B.S.

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Bachelor of Science Degree
College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice
(770) 423-6739

The Criminal Justice system is an institution that is at the crux of societal concern. People not only want to have a better understanding of these problems; many also want to become a part of the solution. The program of study infuses knowledge about criminal justice systems and process, communication skills, multicultural issues, crime context research, moral and ethical considerations, management concerns, and technological applications into the coursework. The program is geared toward two student groups: traditional and non-traditional age students who are interested in pursuing a degree and a career in the field, and criminal justice professionals who are seeking credentialing through a bachelor’s degree. Following a core of required courses that includes cultural diversity, ethics, and foreign language, the student selects one of three major concentrations tied to his or her intellectual interests and career status and goals:

  • Criminal Justice Administration
  • Forensic Behavioral Sciences
  • Technology and Crime


General Education (42 Credit Hours)

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University-Wide Fitness For Living Requirement (3 Credit Hours)

Lower Division Major Requirements (Area F) and Selected Concentration (18 Credit Hours)

Upper Division Major Requirements (24 Credit Hours)

Major Concentration (Select three courses in one concentration) (9 Credit Hours)

Related Studies (6 Credit Hours)

  • Select twelve hours of upper-division course work (3000-4000 level). These hours do not have to be taken in a single discipline, but should relate to a particular interest or career goal. Students should determine prerequisites for upper-division elective courses and take them as electives in lower-division major requirements or free electives.

Free Electives (12 Credit Hours)

Any courses in the university curriculum.

Program Total (123 Credit Hours)


*Students cannot use the same upper division level course for their upper division requirement and their concentration requirement.

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