Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice Four-Year Academic Plan

120 credit hours are required for Bachelor of Arts degree. The Criminal Justice major consists of courses in criminal justice systems, corrections, justice, criminology, and law enforcement. Detailed information about all Criminal Justice courses can be found in the academic catalog. Students are encouraged to consider internship opportunities sponsored by the department. Students should use Academic Planning on the mySXU portal to schedule courses and track degree progress.

Suggested four year academic plan for the major (courses required in the major are in bold)

Please consult with your academic advisor prior to course selection.

Semester 1 Credit Hours
TRANS 100: Transitions 1
PHIL 140: The Examined Life 3
ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing 3
GE MATH 3
CJ 101: Intro to Criminal Justice 3
Elective or course for the minor 3
Semester 2 Credit Hours
FYS 175: First Year Seminar 3
COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals 3
CJ 201: Law Enforcement and Society 3
GE Biological Science 3
Elective or course for the minor 3
Semester 3 Credit Hours
CJ 202: Introduction to Corrections 3
GE  History 3
GE Arts and Humanities 3
Elective or course for the minor 3
Elective or course for the minor 3
Semester 4 Credit Hours
CJ 214: Law, Courts and Justice 3
GE Fine Arts or Literature 3
GE Physical Science 3
Elective or course for the minor 3
Elective or course for the minor 3
Semester 5 Credit Hours
CJ 294: Statistics and Research I 3
CJ Elective 3
Humanities elective 3
GE Diversity Studies 3
Elective or course for the minor 3
Semester 6 Credit Hours
CJ 295: Statistics and Research II 3
CJ 312: Criminology 3
GE Global Studies 3
Elective or course for the minor 3
Elective or course for the minor 3
Semester 7 Credit Hours
CJ 316: Victimology 3
CJ 366: CJ Internship 3
CJ 300 level elective 3
Elective or course for the minor 3
Elective or course for the minor 3
Semester 8 Credit Hours
CJ 368: Senior Seminar 3
CJ 300 level elective 3
Humanities elective 3
Elective or course for the minor 3
Elective or course for the minor 3

Criminal Justice Minor

Students must complete 18 credit hours in criminal justice including:

Consult the academic catalog for course options.