Complete at least 67 credits in the major, 63 of which must be CCJ credits. Students may take up to 4 elective credits from a list of pre-approved courses outside the department at the direction of their academic advisor. Students must complete a minimum of 50 upper division required and elective credits in the major.
Have earned a 2.4 GPA or above in all CCJ coursework; have earned no lower than a C- in any CCJ coursework.
Fulfill the baccalaureate degree requirements.
Criminal Justice majors are not eligible for the Criminal Justice minor.
Criminal Justice Capstone
Criminal Justice majors complete the capstone experience after earning at least 135 credits and finishing at least half of all required upper division coursework. The capstone involves an internship and research. The internship (CCJ 409L - Capstone: Practicum/Internship) is usually a field experience appropriate for the student’s projected career. Students must complete 2 academic credits (60 internship hours) but may complete up to 14 academic credits (420 internship hours) of CCJ 409L. They are also required to enroll in a 4-credit research course (CCJ 400 ) in which they write a significant research paper on a criminal justice topic and make an oral presentation.