Students must complete a minimum of 12 credits of restricted electives selected from the list below or any Criminal Justice courses at the 200-level or above, with the exception of CJ 469.
At least six credits in research methods courses must be completed to satisfy the requirement. The usual practice is for a student to complete a methodology sequence in the same social science field of concentration chosen to satisfy that requirement within the major. However, students may satisfy this requirement by completing any of the following two course sequences.
NOTE: Students choosing to complete a second major from a "non-affiliate discipline are subject to completing one of the methodology sequences without exception. Transfer students will be allowed to count one or two courses from work completed at other institutions with the joint approval of the student's academic advisors and the Director of the Criminal Justice Program.
An internship is not required for the major. Internships are important as networking opportunities for those seeking employment. These are usually completed in the Junior or Senior year and may be taken in any academic term. Most students intern during the summer. Internship credits do not apply toward the Criminal Justice major requirement total of 46 credits.
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