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  Dec 17, 2017
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice/Criminology and Criminal Justice Theory Specialization, BCJ


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In order to earn the bachelor of criminal justice degree with a specialization in criminology and criminal justice theory, students must complete a minimum of 180 quarter credits with a cumulative and a major/program grade point average of 2.00, including the following:

II. College of Arts and Sciences Requirements

  • Modern Language 115, 125, 135 or equivalent (15)


All students with a major in the College of Arts and Sciences must demonstrate competency through the level of 135 in a language other than English. This competency is ordinarily achieved by successful completion of the three-course sequence: 115, 125, and 135. Because these courses are a college requirement, no course in the sequence may be taken on a pass/fail, correspondence, or audit basis. Placement into other than the beginning course of the sequence is achieved by acceptable performance on the Modern Language Competency Examination. See the Modern Languages Department for details on the examinations. Courses used to satisfy the College of Arts and Sciences modern language requirement may not be used to fulfill criminal justice major requirements.

Criminology and Criminal Justice Theory Specialization


*Criminal justice majors are required to take CRJS 487 Senior Synthesis to fulfill the core senior synthesis requirement with the exception of students obtaining a double major or double degree in which case the senior synthesis from the second major/degree will fulfill the core senior synthesis requirement.


  1. A maximum of 30 community college credits may apply to this specialization.
  2. Sociology courses not listed may be selected as criminology electives if deemed applicable and approved by the program chair.
  3. PSYC 303  and PSYC 305  fulfill CRJS 301  and CRJS 302  for students obtaining a double major or double degree in criminal justice and psychology.