Criminal Justice Degree 4-Year Plan

The 4-Year Plan is a model for completing your BA in Criminal Justice degree in a timely manner. The plan below is one of several possible ways for you to complete the Criminal Justice degree. Your individualized plan may look different if you have already fulfilled some requirements. Check your Financial Aid as it may require additional term credits for full-time funding. You must complete all university and program requirements successfully to complete this degree (GPA, 120 credits, LASC, WI, residency).

PDF version of the BA in Criminal Justice Roadmap

  • Program: Bachelor of Arts: Criminal Justice
  • Total Credits: 120
  • Catalog: 2022-2023

First Year

Curriculum Course Course Title Credits
Fall (1st Fall)
LASC Goal 1A COMM 100 Speech Communication 3
LASC Goal 1B ENGL 101 English Composition 3
First-Year Experience Course FYE 101 First Year Experience 1
LASC Goal 4     3
LASC Goal 5 SOC 110 Intro to Sociology 3
LASC Goal 5 PSY 113 General Psychology 3
Total Credits: 16
Spring (1st Spring)
LASC Goal 2     3
LASC Goal 3     4
LASC Goal 6     3
LASC Goal 7     3
LASC Goal 8     3
Total Credits: 16

 

Second Year

Curriculum Course Course Title Credits
Fall (2nd Fall)
Core Requirement: CJ 200 Intro to Criminal Justice 3
Core Requirement: CJ/SOC 300 Criminology 3
Concentration Course:     3
LASC Goal 9     3
LASC Goal 10     3
Total Credits: 15
Spring (2nd Spring)
Related Requirement: SOC 350 Methods & Stats for Social Research 4
Core Requirement:     3
Restricted Elective:     3
LASC Goal 3     3
LASC Goal 6 /WI     3
Total Credits: 16

 

Third Year

Curriculum Course Course Title Credits
Fall (3rd Fall)
Core Requirement: LASC Goal 5 SOC 310 Dominate-Subordinate Group Relations 3
Core Requirement: CJ/POL 335 Criminal Law 3
Related Requirement: WI for major SOC 451 or 452 Qualitative or Quantitative Methods 3
Concentration Course:     3
Total Credits: 12
Spring (3rd Spring)
Core Requirement: CJ/POL 337 Criminal Procedure 3
Concentration Course:     3
Restricted Elective:     3
Writing Intensive: 200-level or higher     3
General Elective/Minor Course:     3
Total Credits: 15

 

Fourth

Curriculum Course Course Title Credits
Fall (4th Fall)
Restricted Elective:     3
Writing Intensive: 200-level or higher     3
General Elective/Minor Course:     3
General Elective/Minor Course:     3
General Elective/Minor Course:     3
Total Credits: 15
Spring (4th Spring)
Core Requirement: CJ 400 Senior Seminar in Criminal Justice 3
Restricted Elective:     3
General Elective/Minor Course:     3
General Elective/Minor Course:     3
General Elective/Minor Course:     3
Total Credits: 15