Program Requirements

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Leadership, students will be prepared to:

  • Evaluate, apply, and solve ethical dilemmas arising in the criminal justice system
  • Develop and defend positions on current issues in criminal justice
  • Dramatize effective interpersonal communication and leadership skills
  • Assess, construct, and critique options and solutions to crisis situations

Program plan

Foundations in Major (36 hours)
ORGL 210 Foundations of Leadership
CRJS 260 Introduction to Criminal Justice
CRJS 305 Contemporary Policing
COMM 350 Organizational Communication
CRJS 350 Theoretical Forensic Criminalistics
CRJS 359 The Judicial Process
CRJS 368 Victimology
CRJS 380 Forensic Behavior
ORGL 380 Applied Research Methods
PSFT 435 Ethics and Public Safety
CRJS 470 Field Experience
CRJS 498 Senior Seminar

Electives in Major (6 hours)
Students will choose two electives.
CRJS 315 Supervision in Criminal Justice
CRJS 361 Criminal Offender
CRJS 370 Current Trends in Criminal Law and Procedure
CRJS 390 Special Topics in Criminal Justice
CRJS 393 Cybercrime
CRJS 401 Issues in Interpersonal Violence

Total major requirements: 42 hours
General education: 39 hours
Electives: 39 hours
Total degree requirements: 120 hours

Students with two or more years of professional experience in their field of study may have the opportunity to apply to complete competency tests. Upon completion of the tests, students may be eligible to earn up to one semester of credits.