The Criminal Justice major currently requires a total of 45 hours consisting of 30 hours of core courses and 15 hours in Academic/University track. Anyone majoring in Criminal Justice must also complete all other courses required by the university as well as a minor area of study consisting of at least 15 hours. Some of minors commonly taken by Criminal Justice Majors are: Criminology, Sociology, Accounting, Cybersecurity, Social Work, Psychology, Political Science, Computer Science, Foreign Language, and Anthropology.*
*Please refer to the university bulletin for a complete description of all courses in Criminal Justice and minor areas of study.
CJ100 - Intro to Criminal Justice (3)
CJ110 - Intro To Law Enforcement (3)
CJ115 - Intro to Criminal Courts (3)
CJ125 - Intro To Corrections (3)
CJ320 - Criminal Law (3)
CJ370 - Juvenile Justice (3)
CJ425 - Planning and Research (3)
CJ499 - Issues in Justice Administration/Capstone (3)
SO305 - Race, Gender, Class and Crime (3)
SO360 Theories of Crime (3)
CJ305 - Correctional Institutions (3)
CJ310 - Advanced Police Administration (3)
CJ330 - Criminal Investigations (3)
CJ335 - Police Operations (3)
CJ350 - Criminalistics (3)
CJ355 - Constitutional Rights of Inmates (3)
CJ365 - Community-Based Corrections (3)
CJ375 - Victimology (3)
CJ400 - Crisis Management (3)
CJ422 - Criminal Procedures (3)
CJ430 - Policing in an Information Age (3)
CJ435 - Senior Seminar (3)
CJ440 - Offender Rehabilitation (3)
SO242 - Statistics for Scientists (3)
SO300 - Organized and White-Collar Crime (3)
SO444 - Deviant Social Behavior (3)
SR444 - Treatment Strategies: Alcohol and Drug
LE199 - Basic LEA I (6)
LE299 - Basic LEA II (6)
LE399 - Basic LEA III (6)
LE499 - Basic LEA IV (6)
Applicable only for students admitted to SEMO Law Enforcement Academy. A minor is not required.
All CJ majors are strongly encouraged to participate in an internship experience.
CJ471 - Independent Study (1)*
CJ472 - Independent Study (2)*
CJ473 - Independent Study (3)*
CJ491 - Criminal Justice Internship (6)**
CJ510 - Comparative Criminal Justice Systems (3)
CJ525 - Crime and Criminal Justice Policy (3)
CJ834 - Field Experiences in Corrections (3)
CO491 - Corrections Internship (6)
LE491 - Law Enforcement Internship (3) or (6)
* No more than 3 credits of Independent Study (CJ471, 472, 473) may be counted towards the degree.
** No more than 6 credits of Internship (491) may be counted towards the degree.
*** Students who can show successful completion of POST certification in any law enforcement academies in the State of Missouri will earn credit for LE 199/299/399/499 for 24 credits towards their Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice.