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 120 undergraduate semester hours including general education requirements as well as criminal justice, business, and related courses and 30 graduate semester hours.

The programmatic outcomes for the B.S. Criminal Justice/M.S.C.J.A. are:

1. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the following concepts: Theories of Criminal Behavior; The Law; Law Enforcement; Corrections; The Court System; Critical Thinking; Research Methodology and Statistics.

2. Graduating CJ majors will demonstrate excellent or outstanding understanding of the key concepts of Criminal Justice, Administration of Justice, Law Enforcement, Law Adjudication, Corrections, Criminological Theory, Research and Analytical Methods.

3. Students will apply ethical decision making skills and integrity in an ever-changing, global environment

4. Students will produce and present effective oral and written forms of communication appropriate to the profession

5. Students will analyze diversity issues in the criminal justice field

6. Students will evaluate the legal and social impacts of criminal law in our changing society

7. Students will apply critical problem solving and professional skills in an experiential learning environment

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
CJ 411Crisis Intervention (/MCJA)3
CJ 445Criminal Justice Capstone *3
EH 105College Writing *3
HE 111The Husson Experience ***1
MS 132Probability and Statistics3
PY 111General Psychology3
Fine Arts Elective3
Foreign Culture and Conversation Elective3
Historical Elective3
Humanities Elective3
Lab Science Elective (Must also qualify as a sustainability elective)3
Literature Elective3
Math I Elective4
Perspectives Electives 6
Philosophical Elective3
Professional Courses
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 Interrogation (/MCJA)3
CJ 341Investigations (/MCJA)3
CJ 400Evidence3
CJ 435Management & Criminal Justice3
PL 200Criminal Law *3
BA/CJ/PL/PY Electives21
CJ Elective 300/400 Level3
Open Undergrad Electives (4) or MCJA12
Graduate Courses
BA 600Research Methods in Business and Education3
BA 605Management Communications3
CJ 705Leadership & Ethics3
CJ 717Graduate Capstone Course3
Graduate Business Electives9
Graduate Criminal Justice Electives (CJ 700+)9
Total Hours152

Suggested Course Sequence  

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
CJ 101*3CJ 225*3
HE 111***1PY 1113
EH 105*3Lab Science Elective (Must also qualify as a sustainability elective)3
Humanities Elective3Perspectives Elective 3
Math I Elective4Perspectives Elective 3
Philosophical Elective3 
 17 15
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
CJ 215*3CJ 2213
MS 1323CJ 235*3
PL 200*3CJ 4003
Literature Elective3Foreign Culture and Conversation Elective3
BA/CJ/PL/PY Elective3BA/CJ/PL/PY Elective3
 15 15
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
CJ 3093CJ 3153
CJ 3103CJ 337 (/MCJA)3
CJ 341 (/MCJA)3CJ 4353
BA/CJ/PL/PY Elective3Fine Arts Elective3
BA/CJ/PL/PY Elective3BA/CJ/PL/PY Elective3
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
BA 6053BA 6003
CJ 7053CJ 445*3
BA/CJ/PL/PY Elective3Historical Elective 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 411 (/MCJA)3
Graduate Criminal Justice Elective 700+ Level3CJ 7173
Graduate Criminal Justice Elective 700+ Level3Graduate Business Elective3
Open Undergraduate Elective/M.C.J.A.3Graduate Criminal Justice Elective 700+ Level3
Open Undergraduate Elective/M.C.J.A.3Open Undergraduate Elective/M.C.J.A.3
 15 15
Total Hours: 152

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