Jul 21, 2024  

Criminal Justice, B.A.

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This program is a 39-hour major based on the input of a diverse criminal justice advisory board that is designed to prepare students for careers and rapid advancement in the criminal justice system and related fields. This program of study will enhance the effectiveness of working professionals, provide a foundation for advancement to administrative levels, and prepare students for graduate study in criminal justice administration and related fields. Field placements are available to all students who do not have prior criminal-justice-related professional experience. Placements and possible future employment opportunities with agencies such as the Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, U.S. Capital Police, U.S. Border Patrol, U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Marshals Service, Naval Criminal Investigative Service, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. District Court, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and a variety of local law enforcement agencies and private security firms may be able to provide practical experience for those who are not yet working professionals.

University Campus Only Course Requirements

University Explorations (42 credit hours)

Concentration Courses (15 credit hours)

Complete five courses from the following: any 300- or 400-level CRM courses.

Note that PSY 330 - Forensic Psychology  and SSC 328 - Drugs, Society, and Human Behavior  are also eligible.


(Related electives are POL 428 - International Law and Organizations  and



Field Placement

Seniors without prior experience are urged to pursue an intensive professional 6 to 15 credit hours of field placement in criminal justice. The field placement course, CRM 425 , serves as an elective course. Student attending the University Campus as majors may elect to attend the Pasco-Hernando Police Academy as their field placement for up to 15 semester hours of credit.

General Elective Credits: Complete enough general elective credit hours to fulfill total hours required for degree completion.

Total Credits: 120

Criminal Justice Minor

Required Courses

Total Credits: 21

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