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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 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

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. 

The program is appropriate for pre-service as well as in-service students. 

General Education (42 Credit Hours)

See listing of requirements.  


STAT 1107  is recommended for this major in Area D.

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

Related Studies (6 Credit Hours)

Select 6 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.


*Students cannot use the same elective(s) for their upper division required core courses.

Program Total (120 Credit Hours)

University-Wide Degree Requirements (3 Credit Hours)

See listing of requirements.  

Graduation Credit Hour Total (123 Credit Hours)

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