Graduation Requirements (A Minimum of 120 Credits)

The purpose of the Bachelor of Science Criminal Justice (CJBS) Program is to expand students’ critical and analytical thinking skills, advance students’ ability to communicate complex data, both verbally and written, and prepare students for higher-level positions within the criminal justice sector, or gain admission to graduate-level programs.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (39 CREDITS)

COMMUNICATIONS (9 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  • ENC 1101
    English Composition I **
    3
  • ENC 1102
    English Composition II **
    3
  • SPC 1017
    Fundamentals of Oral Communication
    3
HUMANITIES (6 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  •  
    6
BEHAVIORAL/ SOCIAL SCIENCE (6 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  •  
    6
NATURAL SCIENCE (7 CREDITS includes 1 Lab. hour)
Credit Hours
  • BSC 1020
    Human Biology
    4
  • BSC 1081
    Basic Human Anatomy
    3
MATHEMATICS (7 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  • MAC 1105
    College Algebra I **
    3
  • STA 2014
    Introduction to Statistics**
    4
COMPUTERS (4 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  • CGS 1030
    Introduction to Information Technology
    4
  • SLS 1501
    College Study Skills
     

CORE REQUIREMENTS (42 CREDITS)

Lower Level Courses (12 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  • CJL 2100
    Introduction to Criminal Law
    3
  • CJC 2000
    Introduction to Corrections
    3
  • CJE 2000
    Introduction to Security and Law Enforcement
    3
  • CJE 2600
    Fundamentals of Criminal Investigation
    3
Suggested Lower Level Elective (9 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  • CCJ 2001
    Criminology
    3
  • CJJ 2002
    Juvenile Delinquency I
    3
  • CCJ 2940
    Criminal Justice Internship
    3
  • CJE 2005
    Introduction to Criminal Justice
    3
  • CJL 2400
    Introduction to Criminal Procedures
    3
Upper Level Courses (30 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  • CJL 3063
    Constitutional Law (cross-reference: PLA 4885)
    3
  • CJL 4133
    The Law of Evidence (cross-reference: PLA3463)
    3
  • CCJ 4351
    Correctional Operations
    3
  • CCJ 4700
    Methods of Research in Criminal Justice
    3
  • CJL 4412
    Criminal Law (cross-reference: PLA 3304)
    3
  • CJE 4310
    Police Administration
    3
  • CJL 3410
    Criminal Procedure (cross-reference: PLA 3308)
    3
  • GEB 3213
    Business Communication
    3
  • CCJ 4487
    Ethics in the CJ System
    3
  • CJE 4710
    CJ Integrated Capstone Project
    3
Suggested Upper Level Electives (30 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  • CCJ 4940
    Internship in Criminal Justice
    3
  • CCJ 4905
    Directed Independent Study in Criminal Justice
    3
  • CJL 4044
    Tort Law (cross-reference: PLA 3274)
    3
  • CCJ 4662
    Minorities and Crime
    3
  • CCJ 3011
    Juvenile Justice
    3
  • CCJ 4661
    Terrorism
    3
  • CJE 4144
    Private Security
    3
  • CJC 4163
    Community-Based Corrections
    3
  • CCJ 4644
    White Collar Crime
    3
  • CJL 4074
    Correctional Law
    3
  • CJE 3721
    Forensic Psychology
    3
  • CCJ 3461
    Communication Skills for the Criminal Justice Professional
    3

All Credit Courses from within this division or any other division can be used as Suggested Electives.
NOTE: A total of up to 60 credits may be transferred from the General Education and/or Elective courses taken during a degree program. FNU reserves the right to transfer the appropriate courses.
*General Education Component
**This course has prerequisites; check course descriptions.

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