Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice


 

 

The Criminal Justice degree requires a minimum of 120 units, which includes courses for the major, General Education, all university requirements and free electives.  Effective Fall 2005, new Criminal Justice majors must achieve a grade of "C" (2.0) or better in all courses within the major curriculum to earn their bachelor's degree.

Fall 2019 - Criminal Justice Handbook

 


 

Catalog Year

Fall 2013 or Later

 

For the major, every student must complete the core courses (21 units) and a minimum of 15 units from the elective curriculum and three units of a approved writing course.


 

Core Curriculum (21 Units)

  • CRJU 100: Crime, Law and Justice (3)
  • CRJU 300: Introduction to Criminal Justice (3)
  • CRJU 310A: Criminal Law: Substantive (3)
  • CRJU 315: The Enforcement Function (3)
  • CRJU 330: Crime and Delinquency (3)
  • CRJU 340: Criminal Justice Research Methodology (3)
  • CRJU 345: Corrections (3)

 

Elective Curriculum (15 Units)

Students should select five criminal justice elective courses (CRJU) of their choice, based on personal or career interests.


 

Writing Requirement (3 Units)

  One of the following courses:

  • English 301 Advanced College Writing (3)
  • English 365 Legal Writing (3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Catalog Year

Spring 2013 or Earlier 

 

For the major, every student must complete the core courses (21 units) and a minimum of 12 units from the elective curriculum. In addition, each student is required to complete nine units in a correlated curriculum and three units of an approved writing course.


 

Core Curriculum (21 Units)

  •  CRJU 300: Introduction to Criminal Justice (3)
  • CRJU 310A: Criminal Law: Substantive (3)
  • CRJU 315: The Enforcement Function (3)
  • CRJU 320: Introduction to Public Management and Policy (3)
  • CRJU 330: Crime and Delinquency (3)
  • CRJU 340: Criminal Justice Research Methodology (3)
  • CRJU 345: Corrections (3)

 

Elective Curriculum (12 Units)

Students should select four criminal justice elective courses (CRJU) of their choice, based on personal or career interests.


 

Correlated Curriculum (9 Units)

The purpose of this requirement is to allow for an awareness of the disciplines contributing to the creation of "criminal justice" as a separate subject. Upper-division courses in such fields as philosophy, political science, psychology and public administration are included. For a list of courses that can count in this regard, check with the Division office in University Hall 511. Courses not included on this list must be pre-approved by a criminal justice advisor.


 

Writing Requirement (3 Units)

One of the following courses:

  • English 301 Advanced College Writing (3)
  • English 365 Legal Writing (3)