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

Criminal Justice/Forensic Psychology Specialization, BS

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Bachelor of Science Major in Criminal Justice

In order to earn the bachelor of science degree with a major in criminal justice, students must complete a minimum of 180 quarter credits for the forensic psychology specialization and 192 credits for the forensic science specialization with a cumulative and a major/program grade point average of 2.00, including the following:

I. Core Curriculum Requirements


  1. A course used to satisfy the core senior synthesis may not also apply to the major requirements.
  2. Interdisciplinary core courses taken through the criminal justice program will fulfill both the interdisciplinary core requirement and major requirement (either as a specialization requirement or a criminal justice elective depending on the course taken and degree/specialization option). 
  3. 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.


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.

Forensic Psychology Specialization


*Included in major GPA.

1. With exception of the “other major requirements,” a maximum of 30 community college credits may apply to this specialization. 2. Psychology courses not listed may be selected as forensic psychology electives if deemed applicable and approved by the program chair. 3. Students planning to pursue graduate study in forensic psychology should consider a double major, or at minimum, a minor in psychology. No more than 15 credits of psychology courses from this specialization will be counted towards a psychology minor. 4. 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.

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