Academic Catalog

Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

EKU Campus

Program Requirements

CIP Code: 43.0103

Summary Checklist for General Education

Element 1
A: Written Communication3
B: Written Communication3
C: Oral Communication3
Element 2
Quantitative Reasoning3
Element 3
A: Arts3
B: Humanities3
Element 4
Natural Sciences6
Element 5
A: Historical Science3
B: Social Behaviorial Science3
Element 6
Diversity of Perspectives Experiences6
Total Hours36

Students are expected to complete Elements 1 and 2 within their first 60 hours of college credit.


University Graduation Requirements
General Education36
Student Success Seminar
JSO 100Student Success Seminar (waived for transfers with 30+ hrs.)1
Writing Intensive Course (Hrs. incorporated into Major/Supporting/Gen Ed/Free Electives category)
Upper division courses (42 hrs. distributed throughout Major/Supporting/Gen Ed/Free Electives categories)
ACCT - Criminal Justice majors will fulfill ACCT with one of the following. (Credit hours are incorporated into major requirements below.)
Criminal Justice Ethics
Field Experience
Senior Seminar
Thesis Project and Seminar
Applied Learning in Police Administration (or A-N)
Major Requirements
Core Courses
CRJ 101Introduction to Criminal Justice3
CRJ 313Criminal Justice Ethics3
or CRJ 313S Criminal Justice Ethics
CRJ 331Criminological Theory3
CRJ 388Research Methods3
CRJ 400Criminal Justice Statistics3
CRJ Electives
Choose from 27 hours, at least one course from each area, of the following three areas: (12 hours must be upper division)27
Foundations of Corrections
Living and Working in Prison
Community Corrections
Rehabilitation Strategies for Adult and Juvenile Offenders
Law and Juvenile Justice:
Criminal Law
Criminal Evidence
Criminal Procedure
CRJ 312
Law and Society
Juvenile Justice System
Police, Order Maintenance and Crime
PLS 340
Multi-Culturalism and Policing
PLS 411
Surveillance & Society
Supporting Course Requirements
Choose from nine hours of at least two of the following areas in consultation with major advisor: AFA, APP, ENV, HLS, POL, PSY, SJS, SOC, or WGS9
Free Electives or Minor
Choose from 32 hours of free electives or minor32
Majors are recommended to include three hrs (200 level or above) of Foreign language or American Sign Language (ASL) in consultation with their major advisor (Element 6) G
Total Hours120

Course also satisfies a General Education element. Hours are included within the 36 hr. General Education requirement above.