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Requirements


Requirements for Admission to the Criminal Justice Major

A cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 2.5 or greater with a minimum of 30 credits will be required for admission to the Criminal Justice Major. The 30 minimum credit requirements must include the following courses:

  • CJ 103*  or CJ 110 (3 credits)
  • English 101 (3 credits)
  • Mathematics Requirement (3 credits)
  • Natural Science Requirement (4 credits)

CJ 103 is for non-majors. Students who take CJ 103 may petition the Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice to enter the major without taking 110.

Requirements for Maintenance of Major Status

Criminal Justice majors are expected to maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher, and a 2.75 GPA or higher in their CJ courses; this includes courses taught by other academic units that are designated electives and/or requirements in the Criminal Justice Major.

Students who fail to maintain the required standards will be placed on departmental probation. If they do not meet the required standards after two semesters of being on departmental probation, they will be placed on departmental suspension indefinitely. Once on departmental suspension, students are only allowed to take criminal justice courses that they have previously taken in an attempt to improve their CJ GPA. If the student increases their CJ GPA to the required level, she or he will be taken off departmental suspension and can, once again, pursue the criminal justice major.

Students expecting to enter and be retained in the CJ Major must complete their College English I and their General Education Mathematics requirements by the time that they have completed 60 credit hours.

Graduation Requirements

For a student to graduate with a Criminal Justice degree, the student must meet all University, College and Criminal Justice requirements; also the student must possess a 2.50 GPA on all academic course work and a 2.75 cumulative GPA in all courses that count toward the major, with grades “C” or better.