Bachelor of Arts/Science in Criminal Justice - Criminology Emphasis

The Bachelor of Arts / Science in Criminal Justice with an Emphasis in Criminology has five basic components: 

  1. General Education & Institutional Requirements
  2. Foreign Language Requirement (Bachelor of Arts only)
  3. Discipline Core Requirements
  4. Emphasis Requirements
  5. Electives: college-level courses from any prefix to meet Graduation Requirements

DSU General Education & Institutional Requirements

All DSU General Education and Institutional requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to DSU’s minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.

Institutional Requirement in Computer Literacy
Computer Literacy0-6
General Education Core Requirements
English3-7
Information Literacy0-1
Mathematics3-5
American Institutions3-6
Life Sciences 3-10
Physical Sciences3-5
Laboratory Science0-1
Fine Arts3
Literature/Humanities3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Exploration 3-5
Two (2) Global & Cultural Perspectives Courses0-6
Bachelor of Arts: Foreign Language Requirement3-16
Complete one of the following:
- Complete 16 credits in a single foreign language, through earned credit (grade C or higher), credit by examination, or vertical credit from the courses listed on the GE Foreign Language Requirement page 1
- Complete a 2020 or higher foreign language course (grade C or higher)
- Complete a 3060 foreign language course listed below (grade C or higher)
- Receive 16 transfer credits for GEFL 1000 (8) and GEFL 2000 (8) in a single foreign language (grade C or higher)
OR
Complete a 1020 course listed below in a second foreign language (grade C or higher) AND one of the following:
1. In a language not taught at DSU, receive 12 FLATS exam credits for FLAT 1000 (8) and FLAT 2000 (4)
or
2. In a language not taught at DSU, receive 12 transfer credits articulated as GEFL 1000 (8) and GEFL 2000 (4) (all grade C or higher)
OR
Available only to students who are nonnative English speakers, complete one of the following:
- Complete 16 credits of ESL courses listed below (grade B or higher)
- Complete ESL 2750 or ESL 2760 (grade B or higher).
- Submit one of the following test scores required for unconditional DSU admission: TOEFL (61 iBT, 173 CBT, or 500 PBT); or Michigan (70); or USU-IELE equivalent score. Other tests may be accepted for admission to DSU but will not fulfill this requirement. Official scores must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office.
Total Hours3-16
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General Education Foreign Language Classes may be found on the General Education page.

Discipline Core Requirements
CJ 1010Introduction to Criminal Justice3
CJ 1330Criminal Law 13
or CJ 1340 Criminal Investigation
CJ 3270Criminology3
CJ 3300Research Methods in Criminology and Criminal Justice3
CJ 4150Criminal Justice Reform3
or CJ 4200 Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice
or CJ 4900 Current Issues in Criminal Justice
CJ 4790Capstone Research in Criminal Justice3
MATH 1040Introduction to Statistics3
Criminology Emphasis Elective Requirements
Complete 24 credits from the following:
CJ 1300Intro to Corrections3
CJ 1330Criminal Law 13
or CJ 1340 Criminal Investigation
CJ 1390Police Field Operations3
CJ 1900Introduction to Computer Related Crime3
CJ 2020Criminal Justice Supervision3
CJ 2330Juvenile Justice3
CJ 2350Laws of Evidence3
CJ 2360Juvenile Law & Procedure3
CJ 3100Profiling Deviant Behavior3
CJ 3200Policing in U.S. Society3
CJ 3250Private Security3
CJ 3320Criminal Procedure3
CJ 3350American Jails and Prisons3
CJ 3400Drugs and Crime3
CJ 3500White Collar Crime3
CJ 3550Crime, Media, and Culture3
CJ 3600The Criminal-Life Course3
CJ 3710Crimes Against Humanity3
CJ 3830International Criminal Justice Systems3
CJ 4020Urban Crime3
CJ 4100Social Control3
CJ 4150Criminal Justice Reform 13
CJ 4200Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice 13
CJ 4240Delinquency & Social Responsibility3
CJ 4260The Criminology & Policy of Terrorism3
CJ 4500Special Topics 23
CJ 4890RCriminal Justice Internship1-3
CJ 4900Current Issues in Criminal Justice 13
CJ 4950R3
SOC 3020Social Psychology3
SOC 3560Deviance and Social Control3
1

A course may only be used to fulfill one program requirement.

2

Repeatable as topic varies.

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 120 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Complete at least 40 upper-division credits.
  3. Complete at least 30 upper-division credits at DSU for institutional residency.
  4. Minimum C- grade in Discipline Core Requirements.
  5. Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher.
  6. Maximum 3 credits in CJ 4890R can be applied to Emphasis Requirements.

Graduation Plan

Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
CJ 1010 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
LIB 1010 Information Literacy 1
MATH 1000 Transitional Mathematics II (if needed) 3
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
General Education (Physical Sciences) 3
General Elective 3
 Hours16
Spring Semester
CIS 1200 Computer Literacy 3
MATH 1040 Introduction to Statistics 3
CJ 1330 Criminal Law 3
ENGL 2010 Interm Writing Selected Topics: 3
General Elective 3
 Hours15
2nd Year
Fall Semester
General Education (Fine Arts) 3
General Education (Life Sciences/Lab) 4
General Education (Social & Behavioral Sciences) 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Hours16
Spring Semester
CJ 3270 Criminology 3
CJ Emphasis Elective: Upper Division 3
General Education (American Institutions) 3
General Education (Literature/Humanities) 3
General Elective 3
 Hours15
3rd Year
Fall Semester
CJ Emphasis: Upper Division 3
CJ Emphasis: Upper Division 3
General Education (Global & Cultural Perspectives) 3
Upper Division Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Hours15
Spring Semester
CJ Emphasis: Upper Division 3
CJ Emphasis: Upper Division 3
General Education (Exploration) 3
General Education (Global & Cultural Perspectives) 3
General Elective 3
 Hours15
4th Year
Fall Semester
CJ 3300 Research Methods in Criminology and Criminal Justice 3
CJ Emphasis Elective: Upper Division 3
CJ Emphasis Elective: Upper Division 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Hours15
Spring Semester
CJ 4200 Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice 3
CJ 4790 Capstone Research in Criminal Justice 3
CJ Emphasis Elective: Upper Division 3
Upper Division Elective 1
General Elective 3
 Hours13
 Total Hours120