Criminal Justice Program Requirements

The courses listed below are required for completion of the bachelors'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.

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 (all students):

CJUS 101

Introduction to Criminal Justice

CJUS 204

Constitutional Law

CJUS 215

Criminal Law

CJUS 330

Computer Crime~

CJUS 460


Track Courses - Students elect one of the two tracks:

Social Service Track:

CJUS 201

Introduction to Human Services

CJUS 259

Children and Family Law

CJUS 260

Juvenile Justice

CJUS 270


CJUS 315

Group Process and Practice

CJUS 360

Counseling Strategies for Individuals

Law Enforcement Track:

CJUS 230


CJUS 235

Police Organization~

CJUS 325

Organized and White Collar Crime~

CJUS 340

Criminal Procedure~

CJUS 322

Criminal Investigations

CJUS 345



All students take an additional three or four courses in psychology, sociology, human services, information systems, or criminal justice.

Secondary Requirements (all students):


Introduction to Research Methods

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 225


SOC 355

Sociology of Deviance~

SOC 375

Social Stratification

~ Course pending approval