Academic Catalog 2013-2014 
    Nov 12, 2019  
Academic Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Science: Criminal Justice

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The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice provides a solid foundation of theoretical knowledge and practical application in criminal justice, preparing students for careers in juvenile justice, law enforcement, corrections, homeland security, and various governmental positions. Students pursuing a career in criminal justice will have the coursework they need to understand and contribute to the criminal justice system.

Each course in the Criminal Justice degree ties theory with practice so students are given opportunities to apply what they learn. In addition, CCU’s distinctive curriculum integrates faith with the criminal justice course content, so students can explore the critical issues of life: free will, human nature, justice, and redemption.

In addition to courses required for the major, all students must complete a selection of General Education courses, listed below.

Major coursework for the degree can be completed over four semesters. Courses can be taken either in the classroom or online, providing maximum flexibility to study at convenient times and places.

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree requires completion of the following 120 hours:
General Education (48 hours)
Major (39 hours)
Electives (33 hours)

General Education Requirements (48 credit hours)

Communications (9 credit hours)

Humanities - (12 credit hours)

 Choose courses from at least 2 different disciplines.

History, Behavioral & Social Sciences - (12 credit hours)

Choose courses from two different disciplines. Must include one history (HIS prefix) course.

Mathematics - (3 credit hours)

Natural Science - (3 credit hours)

 While open to all CAGS students, labs are not required for the BS in Criminal Justice degree. Labs cannot be taken as stand-alone courses to fulfill this requirement.

Computer Science - (3 credit hours)

Only courses completed within the past 5 years will be accepted to complete the General Education core requirement.

Elective Requirements (33 credit hours)

Choose 33 hours of elective credits.

Graduation Requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice

The faculty recommends students in the BS in Criminal Justice to the Board of Trustees as candidates for graduation when they have completed the following requirements.

  1. Completion of 120 credit hours of courses, including all general education, major and elective coursework.
  2. A letter grade of D or better and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in all CCU coursework.
  3. Meet the CCU CAGS Residency requirements 
  4. Formal and timely application for graduation by the date specified by the University Registrar.
  5. No outstanding financial obligation to the University.

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