Eight Semester Plan

8-Semester Plan for Criminal Justice Majors

Semester 1 Semester 2
FST 1 Credit Elective
Criminal Justice 101 Criminal Justice 203
Political Science 101 Sociology 101
Philosophy Theology
English 110 Psychology 111
1 Art or Music or Communications 1 Art or Music or Communications
16 credits 16 credits
Semester 3 Semester 4
1 Credit Elective PED
Criminal Justice 280 Criminal Justice 281
Ethics 250/254 Psychology 326
Political Science 103 Political Science 302
Mathematics 114/115 Sociology 235
Language English Literature or Language
16 Credits 16 Credits
Semester 5 Semester 6
CRJ350 CRJ Major Elective
CORE Elective Social Science
CRJ Major Elective Elective
Science (Gen Ed) Elective Elective
16 Credits 16 Credits
Semester 7 Semester 8
Sociology 395 (SPSS) 1 Credit Elective
Sociology 300 Criminal Justice 490
Criminal Justice 460 Elective Social Science
Criminal Justice Major Elective Criminal Justice Major Elective
Elective Elective
Elective Elective
16 Credits 16 Credits

The Criminal Justice Department strongly recommends a minor in an area of interest to the students. Common minors are:

  • Legal Studies – (qualifies student for paralegal certificate)
  • Any other social science (sociology, psychology, political science)
  • Languages
  • Many others including philosophy and journalism have been done by our students.

We also feature a B.A./M.S. program for advanced students allowing them to get a Master's degree in 5 years. For the B.A./M.S. program students substitute CRJ 501 and CRJ 502 for the CRJ major electives in their senior year.