Criminal Justice Undergraduate Degree Requirements
(36 total Units)
There are three areas of requirements for the CJ Major:
- Criminal Justice Core Requirements
- Public Administration Requirements
- Elective Requirements
A minimum of 36 upper division units are required.
- For lower division requirements, check with Advising and Evaluation is SSW 1551.
- Are the GE Explorations completed, including 1 Cultural Diversity course?
- Is the Graduation Writing Assessment (WPA) completed with a score of 10 or better
- If score is 8-9, then take RWS 305w
- If score is less than 7, then take RWS 280w
Criminal Justice Core Requirements
(Take all 6 courses - 18 units)
Practicum Courses (Seniors only - Choose 1 course)
Public Administration Requirements
Take two (2) Public Administration courses (6 units total)
(Take 4 courses - 12 units) (Two courses - 6 units must be CJ specific) (May use additional Practicum courses as CJ specific requirements)
Electives in Law and Society
Electives in Crime and Behavior
SOC 444 MAY BE TAKEN IN LIEU OF THIS COURSEPrerequisite: Criminal Justice 300. Assessment of the structure and functions of agencies and institutions which comprise the juvenile justice system in America; evolution of policies and programs for prevention of delinquency and treatment of the juvenile offender.
SOC 410 MAY BE TAKEN IN LIEU OF THIS COURSEPrerequisites: Psychology 101; completion of the General Education requirement in Foundations of Learning II.B., Social and Behavioral Sciences. Major problems and findings concerning group behavior and group membership, the socialization of the individual, and processes of social interaction.
PSY 340 MAY BE TAKEN IN LIEU OF THIS COURSEPrerequisites: Sociology 101 and completion of the General Education requirement in Foundations of Learning II.B., Social and Behavioral Sciences required for nonmajors. Major theories, problems, and findings concerning the relationship of the individual and society. Topics include consciousness and construction of meaning, self-concept and social identity, socialization and interaction, group behavior and group membership.
CJ 321 MAY BE TAKEN IN LIEU OF THIS COURSEPrerequisite: Sociology 101. Sociological theories about causes and consequences of juvenile delinquency. Social origins of juvenile justice system, with attention to methods of control and prevention at community and national levels.