B.S. in Criminal Justice Legal Issues Track

Program Information

The term ‘criminal justice’ refers to public safety agencies, courts, and corrections as a system for the administration of city, county, state and federal laws. The curriculum also focuses on the causes of crime and theoretical explanations relating to the crime problem. There are two option of study in criminal justice: the Crime and Justice track, which is the traditional curriculum in criminal justice; and the legal track, which is designed for criminal justice majors who are interested in an intensive exposure to law in preparation for law school.

Suggested Schedule of Courses

This is a suggested 4-year schedule of courses based on degree requirements in the current catalog.  This guide is not a substitute for academic advisement — contact your advisement office if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements.  Also see the Undergraduate Catalog for a complete list of requirements and electives to choose from. 

Students may choose to attend a summer term to reduce their load during fall or spring semesters but still stay on track to graduate in four years.


Year 1

Term 1

Course Hours

ENGL 1101

3

MATH 1101 or Higher

3

Lab Science “A”

4

GSU 1010

1

SPCH 1000

2
Total Hours 13

Term 2

Course Hours

ENGL 1102

3

Lab Science “B”

4

POLS 1101

3

HIST 2110

3

Area B Course

2
Total Hours 15

Milestones

  • Complete all Area A requirements
  • Attend major fair and declare major

Year 2

Term 1

Course Hours

Area D Math/Science Elective

3

Area F Elective

3

Area F Elective

3

Area C Course

3

CRJU 1100

3
Total Hours 15

Term 2

Course Hours

CRJU 2200

3

Area F Elective

3

Area F Elective

3

Area C Course

3

Area E Global Issues Elective

3

Area E Social Science Elective

3
Total Hours 18

Milestones


Year 3

Term 1

Course Hours

CRJU 3110

3

CRJU 3310

3

CRJU 3410

3

CRJU 3700

3

CRJU 3020

3
Total Hours 15

Term 2

Course Hours

CRJU 3610

3

Area I Legal Studies

3

Area I Legal Studies

3

Area J CJ Issues

3

Area L Elective

3
Total Hours 15

Milestones


Year 4

Term 1

Course Hours

CRJU 3060

3

Area I Legal Studies

3

Area I Legal Studies

3

Area L Elective

3

Area L Elective

3
Total Hours 15

Term 2

Course Hours

CRJU 4930

3

CRJU 3935

6

Area L Elective

3

Area L Elective

3
Total Hours 15