Undergraduate Programs in Criminal Justice

Features of the Program

The Criminal Justice program prepares students for exciting and challenging careers in the rapidly expanding fields of law enforcement, investigations, private security, and corrections. In addition to modern course offerings, students visit courts, correctional facilities, law enforcement agencies, and private security installations. A vast system of networking enables students to interact with seasoned law enforcement officials.

A Criminal Justice major completes credits in professional and general education courses. The general education core helps the student  develop analytic and communication skills, and provides an understanding of the economic, political, and social context within which the criminal justice system functions. Professional courses consist of the most advanced instruction available in investigations, evidence, policing procedures, criminal law, and modern correctional practices.

Requirements for Criminal Justice Majors

Candidates for a Bachelor of Science degree are required to complete a minimum of 121 semester credit hours. Candidates for an Associate of Science degree are required to complete 60 semester credit hours, maintaining a 2.0 overall cumulative grade point average and a 2.0 overall in the courses listed below. Transfer students must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours at Husson University. At least 15 credits must be earned in Husson Criminal Justice courses.

Courses Requiring a Minimum 2.0 GPA

CJ 101Intro to Justice & Pub Safety3
CJ 215Police Operations3
CJ 235Criminology3
CJ 445Criminal Justice Capstone3
EH 123Rhetoric and Composition I3
EH 124Rhetoric and Composition II3
EH 200Approaches to Literature3
CJ 225Criminal Procedure3
PL 200Criminal Law3

Students may submit a portfolio seeking credit for equivalent professional training in and life experience in law enforcement, corrections, or security work by taking PA 100 Portfolio Assessment.