CSU Home > Academics > Catalog > Bachelor of Science Criminal Justice

College of Arts and Letters
Degree Program Course Requirements


For general degree requirements, see the College of Arts and Letters and
the General Degree Requirements pages.


Bachelor of Science
Criminal Justice

Area A Essential Skills                                Required Hours: 9
ENGL 1101 (with a grade of "C" or better)
ENGL 1102 (with a grade of "C" or better)
Select one of the following courses:
MATH 1101/1111/1113/1125/1131

Area B Institutional Options                      Required Hours: 4-5
COMM 1110
Select two of the following courses:
ITDS 2726/ITDS 2727/ITDS 2735/ITDS 2746/ITDS 2748/ITDS 2749/ITDS 2755
OR
Select one of the following courses:
EURO 2105/LEAD 1705/LIBR 1105/POLS 2401/Foreign Language 1001, 1002, 2001, or 2002/Any Area C-E course with a study abroad component.
Note: the extra hour may be used as an elective.

Area C Humanities/Fine Arts                     Required Hours: 6
Select one of the following humanities courses:
ENGL 2111/ENGL 2112/ITDS 1145*/ITDS 1155/ PHIL 1105
Select one of the following fine arts courses:
ARTH 1100/ITDS 1145*/MUSC 1100/THEA 1100
*ITDS 1145, though listed under both humanities and fine arts, may be taken only once.

Area D Science/Math/Technology            Required Hours: 10-11
Select one science course with a lab; the other course may be lab or non-lab:
ANTH 1145 (no lab); ASTR 1105/1305 (lab optional); ASTR 1106/1305; BIOL 1215 (lab included); BIOL 1125 (no lab); BIOL 1225 (lab included); CHEM 1151/1151L; CHEM 1152/1152L; CHEM 1211/1211L; CHEM 1212/1212L; ENVS 1105 (no lab); GEOL 1110 (no lab); GEOL 1112/1112L; GEOL 1121 (lab included); GEOL 1122/1322; GEOL 2225 (lab included); ITDS 1215 (lab included); PHYS 1111/1311; PHYS 1112/1312; PHYS 1125/1325 (lab optional); PHYS 2211/2311; PHYS 2212/2312
Select one of the following courses or a science course from above:
CPSC 1105; CPSC 1301/1301L; MATH 1113; MATH 1125; MATH 1131; MATH 1132; MATH 1165; MATH 2125; PHIL 2115; STAT 1127

Area E Social Sciences                              Required Hours: 12
Select one course from the following two courses:
HIST 2111
HIST 2112
Take the following course:
POLS 1101
Select one behavioral science course from the following courses:
ECON 2105/ECON 2106/PHIL 2135/PSYC 1101/SOCI 1101
Select one world cultures course from the following courses:
ANTH 1105/ANTH 1107/ANTH 2105/ANTH 2136/ENGL 2136/GEOG 1101/HIST 1111/HIST 1112/ITDS 1146/ITDS 1156

Wellness Requirement                              Required Hours: 3
PELM 1205
Select any one PEDS course.

Area F Courses Related to Major             Required Hours: 18
A grade of "C" or better is required in each CRJU course.
CRJU 1105 Introduction to Criminal Justice 
CRJU 2106 Survey of Corrections 
CRJU 2105 Criminology 
CRJU 2116 Victims of Violence
CRJU 2145 Criminal Law
CRJU 2165 Police Organization

Area G Program Requirements                 Required Hours: 21
A grade of "C" or better is required in each CRJU course.
CRJU 2146 Criminal Procedure and Evidence
CRJU 3125 Community Based Corr
CRJU 3136 Ethics
CRJU 3155 Juvenile Delinquency
CRJU 3165 Criminal Investigative Techniques
CRJU 4165 Police Comm Rel
CRJU 4210 Criminal Justice Capstone Course

Area H Program Electives                         Required Hours: 24
Select nine hours from the following: 
A grade of "C" or better is required in each CRJU course.
CRJU 3115 Deviant Behavior
CRJU 3116 Criminal Behavior
CRJU 3117 Research Meth in Criminal Justice
CRJU 3126 Institutional Treat of Crim Offend
CRJU 3128 Correction Law
CRJU 3135 Women in Crime and Justice 
CRJU 3146 Criminal Justice Administrations
CRJU 3555 Selected Topics
CRJU 4155 Juvenile Justice
CRJU 4158 Juvenile Corrections
Select fifteen hours from the following:
COMM 3135 Persuasion
ENGL 3158 Organizational Communication
ENGL 3159 Technical Writing
POLS 3129 Judicial Process
POLS 3161 American Constitutional Law 1
POLS 3185 Public Administration
PSYC 3125 Abnormal Psychology
SOCI 3117 Race and Ethnic Relations

Area I General Electives                         Required Hours: 15

Total Hours Required: 123

 

© Columbus State University
Last Updated: 2/1/11