Criminal Justice Program Requirements

The courses listed below are required for completion of the B.S. degree in Criminal Justice. Students must also complete the requirements for the Stevenson Core Curriculum. Specific pre- and co-requisites for each course are listed in the Course Descriptions. Typically, students will take lower-level (100- and 200- level) courses in their freshman or sophomore years and upper-level (300- and 400- level) courses in their junior or senior years.

Some secondary requirements, which are noted by an asterisk (*) in the list below, can also be used to fulfill a Core Curriculum requirement.

Major Requirements:

CJUS 101

Introduction to Criminal Justice

CJUS 204

Constitutional Law

CJUS 215

Criminal Law

CJUS 3xx

Computer Crime~

CJUS 4xx

Capstone Course~

Track Courses - Students elect one of the two tracks:

Social Service Track:

CJUS 201

Introduction to Human Services

CJUS 259

Children & Family Law

CJUS 260

Juvenile Justice

CJUS 270


CJUS 315

Group Process & Practice

CJUS 360

Counseling Strategies for Individuals

Law Enforcement Track:

CJUS 2xx


CJUS 2xx

Police Organization~

CJUS 3xx

Organized & White Collar Crime~

CJUS 3xx

Criminal Procedure~

CJUS 322

Criminal Investigations

CJUS 3xx



All students take an additional 3-4 courses in Psychology, Sociology, Human Services, Information Technology or Criminal Justice.

Secondary Requirements:

IS 135

Advanced MS Office Applications

IS 150

Relational Database Design

IS 480

Technology Law

PHIL 415

Professional Ethics*


American Government*

PSY 101

Introduction to Psychology*

PSY 108

Human Growth & Development *

PSY 215


SOC 101

Introduction to Sociology*

SOC 102

Contemporary Social Problems

SOC 2xx


SOC 224

Introduction to Research Methods

SOC 3xx

Sociology in Deviance~


~ Course under development