Criminal Justice: Curriculum
The criminal justice curriculum consists of a core requirement of 11 courses that are designed to provide a broad and coherent approach to the six content areas identified by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.
Transfer students may transfer up to 24 credit hours of criminal justice courses toward the degree requirements. Credit for life experiences and military or professional training may be available, but it cannot be counted toward the 48 criminal justice required courses. If awarded, these credits will typically apply to the additional electives category or general education requirements if applicable.
As a student in the justice studies program, you can choose from five concentrations: general criminal justice, law and justice, criminology, homeland and international security, and forensic science. We also offer a minor in criminal justice.