Degree Requirements

  1. Complete the University requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree (50 units minimum) 
  2. Maintain a grade point average of 2.0 or better in the major. 
  3. Complete the following prerequisites (13 units):
  • CJ 2250 Introduction to Criminal Justice, 3 units
  • CJ 2270 Criminal Investigation, 3 units
  • CJ 2280 Criminal Law, 3 units
  • CJ 2440 Success Strategies in Criminal Justice 1 unit
  • CJ 2450 Criminal Judicial Process, 3 units
     

Courses for Degree Completion (52 Units)

1. Complete the following Core Courses (24 units):

  • *CJ 2255  Methods of Criminal Justice Inquiry, 3 units (*required as of Fall 2013)
  • CJ 3120 Causes of Crime, 3 units
  • CJ 3170 Criminal Justice Research Methods (WP), 4 units
  • CJ 4141 Criminal Procedure I, 3 units
  • CJ 4151 Criminal Procedure II, 3 units
  • CJ 4230 Juvenile Justice, 4 units
  • CJ 4925 Historical and Contemporary Criminal Justice, 4 units

2. Complete the following courses for the Corrections Concentration (17-20 units):

  • CJ 3130 Administration of Corrections , 3 units
  • CJ 3600 Juvenile Corrections, 3 units
  • CJ 4135 Constitutional Rights of Prisoners, 3 units
  • CJ 4150 Probation and Parole, 3 units
  • CJ 4250 Psychology of Criminal Behavior, 4 units
  • CJ 4910 Cooperative Education, 2-4 units -or-
  • CJ 4980 Criminal Justice Individual Study, 2-4 units -or-
  • CJ 4940 CJ Internship, 2-4 units

Complete the following for the law enforcement concentration:

1. Complete the following courses: (13 units minimum)

2. Complete 2 of the following electives: (6 units minimum)

3. Complete the following upper division GE requirements (9 units):

  • TBA, 3 units (Satisfies G.E. Area F1)
  • THEA 4550 American Theatre, 3 units (Satisfies G.E. area F2 and G)
  • GEND 3550 Society and Gender, 3 units (Satisfies G.E. area F3)