B.S. Criminal Justice/M.S. Criminal Justice Administration

This five year program was established to provide a faster completion of an undergraduate and graduate degree concentrating on crime prevention and on the administration of the criminal justice system. The program stresses an integrated approach to criminal justice emphasizing policy development and analysis, as well as the impact of these policies on individuals and organizations responsible for administering justice in an ethical manner. The program requires students to complete a curriculum requiring a minimum of 150 semester hours including general education requirements as well as criminal justice, business, and related courses.

This program helps students develop skills in:

• Critical thinking

• Writing and oral communication

• Research

• Management

• Ethical public service

Students are expected to maintain a GPA of 3.0 in their undergraduate courses to take graduate classes and must maintain a 3.0 in graduate classes to remain in this program. The following course of study outlines the degree requirements for both the B.S. Criminal Justice and the M.S. Criminal Justice Administration.

General Education Courses
EH 123Rhetoric and Composition I *3
EH 124Rhetoric and Composition II *3
EH 200Approaches to Literature3
HE 111The Husson Experience ***1
MS 132Probability and Statistics3
MS 141Contemporary College Algebra4
PY 111General Psychology3
Communications Electives6
Ethics Elective3
Fine Arts Elective3
Foreign Culture and Conversation Elective3
Global Perspectives Elective 3
Lab Science Elective3-4
Open Undergrad Electives (5) or MCJA15
Professional Courses
BA 311Human Resource Management3
CJ 101Intro to Justice & Pub Safety *3
CJ 215Police Operations *3
CJ 221Criminalistics3
CJ 225Criminal Procedure *3
CJ 235Criminology *3
CJ 309Constitutional Law3
CJ 310Mod Penology and Corrections3
CJ 315Juvenile Justice3
CJ 337Interviewing and Interrogation3
CJ 341Investigations3
CJ 400Evidence3
CJ 435Management & Criminal Justice3
CJ 445Criminal Justice Capstone *3
PL 200Criminal Law *3
BA/CJ/PL/PY Electives18
CJ Elective 300/400 Level3
Co-Curricular activity and community service experience are required
Graduate Courses
BA 600Research Methods in Business and Education3
BA 605Management Communications3
CJ 705Leadership & Ethics3
CJ 717Graduate Capstone Course3
BA Graduate Business Electives9
CJ Electives 700 Level9
Total Hours152-153

Suggested Course Sequence  

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
CJ 101*3CJ 225*3
EH 123*3EH 124*3
HE 111***1PY 1113
MS 1414Global Perspectives Elective3
Communications Elective3Lab Science Elective3-4
Ethics Elective3 
 17 15-16
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
CJ 215*3CJ 2213
EH 2003CJ 235*3
MS 1323CJ 4003
PL 200*3Foreign Culture and Conversation Elective3
BA/CJ/PL/PY Elective3BA/CJ/PL/PY Elective3
 15 15
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
CJ 3103CJ 3153
CJ 3093CJ 3373
CJ 3413CJ 4353
Communications Elective3Fine Arts Elective3
BA/CJ/PL/PY Elective3BA/CJ/PL/PY Elective3
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
BA 6053BA 3113
CJ 7053BA 6003
BA/CJ/PL/PY Elective3CJ 445*3
CJ Elective 300/400 Level3BA/CJ/PL/PY Elective3
Graduate Business Elective3Open Undergraduate Elective/M.C.J.A.3
 15 15
Fifth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Graduate Business Elective3CJ 7173
CJ Elective 700 Level3Graduate Business Elective3
CJ Elective 700 Level3CJ Elective 700 Level3
Open Undergraduate Elective/M.C.J.A.3Open Undergraduate Elective/M.C.J.A.3
Open Undergraduate Elective/M.C.J.A.3Open Undergraduate Elective/M.C.J.A.3
 15 15
Total Hours: 152-153

A grade-point average of 3.0 must be achieved in order to enroll in graduate courses in the 7th semester.