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Criminal Justice Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science Degree1

Note: All criminal justice majors and minors must: 1) maintain a GPA of 2.50 in all coursework taken at Murray State University; and 2) must earn a grade of C or better in all CRJ courses counting towards the major or minor, including CRJ electives. (Students who earn less than a C must repeat the course if it is a required course.)

University Studies Requirements 41-47 hrs (see Chapter 5, University Studies Requirements)

University Studies selections must include:

- Science and Mathematics:

MAT     135     Introduction to Probability and Statistics2

- Social Sciences:

POL     140     American National Government

- University Studies Elective:

CSC     199     Introduction to Information Technology

PSY     180     General Psychology

SOC     133     Introduction to Sociology 

Note:  Students must complete at least 30 hours with an overall 2.5 GPA or better and earn a C or better in CRJ 140 to be admitted to the Criminal Justice major or minor.  A minimum grade of C is required in ENG 101 and 102 for all students (including transfers) majoring or minoring in Criminal Justice. Transfer students and new intended majors and minors must take CRJ 099 and CRJ 140 prior to full admission to the criminal justice major or minor.

Required Courses        26 hrs

CRJ     099     Freshman Orientation

CRJ     140     Introduction to Criminal Justice

CRJ     220     Law Enforcement

CRJ     240     Corrections

CRJ     300     Crime and Criminals

CRJ     303     Principles and Methods of Research

CRJ     320     Juvenile Justice

CRJ     325     Criminal Justice Ethics

CRJ     445     Race, Ethnicity and Gender in Criminal Justice

CRJ     449     Senior Seminar in Criminal Justice

 

Advisor Approved Required Limited Electives      12 hrs         

One 400/500-level CRJ elective (not CRJ 488 or 489)

Three upper level CRJ electives

 

Note:  Only three hours of credit toward the major may be received from CRJ 305, 488, or 489.

 

Required Minor3 21 hrs

Unrestricted Electives  15-21 hrs

Total Curriculum Requirements   125 hrs

 

1No substitutions and/or alterations in the above curriculum shall be made without the written approval of a criminal justice faculty advisor.

2Students may take another MAT course and one of the following statistics courses: MAT 135, PSY 300, or CIS 243 and CIS 343.

3A second major can replace the required minor.

 

Criminal Justice Minor1      21 hrs

Required Courses        12 hrs

CRJ     140     Introduction to Criminal Justice

CRJ     300     Crime and Criminals

Two courses from

CRJ     220     Law Enforcement

CRJ     240     Corrections

CRJ     320     Juvenile Justice

CRJ     355     Security in Business and Industry

 

Advisor Approved CRJ Elective Courses        9 hrs

 

1No substitutions and/or alterations in the above curriculum shall be made without the written approval of a criminal justice faculty advisor.


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