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:

CJUS 101

Introduction to Criminal Justice

CJUS 220

Criminal Law & Procedure

CJUS 265

The Juvenile Justice System

CJUS 275


CJUS 280

Law Enforcement

CJUS 285


CJUS 305

Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice

CJUS 310

Comparative Criminal Justice

CJUS 380

American Courts & the Criminal Justice System

CJUS 385

Research Methods in Criminal Justice

Secondary Requirements:

HSR 201

Introduction to Human Services

IS 135

Advanced MS Office Applications

MATH 140

Basic Statistics*

PSY 101

Introduction to Psychology*


American Government*


State & Local Government ~

SOC 101

Introduction to Sociology*

Select Five Elective Courses:

CJUS 350

Criminal Justice Special Topics

CJUS 355

Race & Crime

CJUS 381

Justice, Media & Crime

CJUS 382

Crime Mapping & Crime Analysis

CJUS 383

Law Enforcement & the Community

CJUS 390

Domestic Security

CJUS 420

Study Abroad Internship

CJUS 430

Law Enforcement Administration & Management

SOC 375

Social Stratification~

~ Course under development