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Criminal Justice, B.S.

Requirements

Students in Criminal Justice may receive a Certificate of Proficiency in Law Enforcement Academy, an Associate in Science Degree in Criminal Justice, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice, or a Bachelor of Science Degree in Forensic Science.

Total Program Credits: 120

General Education Requirements: 35 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Contexts (5)  
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing/Academic Writing and Research 3
Complete one of the following: 3
  MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (3)  
  MAT 1035 Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra (6)  
  STAT 1040 Introduction to Statistics (3)  
  STAT 1045 Introduction to Statistics with Algebra (5)  
  MATH 1050 College Algebra (4)  
  MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries (5)  
  MATH 1090 College Algebra for Business (3)  
  An Advanced Placement (AP) Mathematics Test with a score of 3 or higher  
Complete one of the following: 3
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (3)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government (3)  
Complete the following:  
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness 2
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life (2)  
Distribution Courses:  
  Biology 3
  Physical Science 3
  Additional Biology or Physical Science 3
  Humanities Distribution 3
  Fine Arts Distribution 3
  Social/Behavioral Science 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 74 Credits
  CJ 1010 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
  CJ 1300 Introduction to Corrections Process 3
  CJ 1330 Criminal Law 3
  CJ 1340 Criminal Investigations 3
  CJ 1350 Introduction to Forensic Science 3
  CJ 1390 Introduction to Policing  3
  CJ 2200 Writing for Criminal Justice Professionals WE 3
  CJ 2330 Juvenile Justice 3
  CJ 2350 Laws of Evidence 3
  CJ 3270 Criminology 3
  CJ 3300 Victimology 3
  CJ 3400 Drugs and Crime 3
  CJ 4060 Special Problems in Criminal Justice WE 3
  CJ 4160 Constitutional Criminal Rights 3
  CJ 4200 Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice 3
  CJ 4250 Criminal Justice Career Strategies 2
  CJ 470G Comparative Criminal Justice Systems 3
  CJ 481R Internship 3
  CJ 4880 Qualitative Research Methods in Criminal Justice 3
  CJ 4990 Criminal Justice Capstone Seminar 3
Complete 18 credits from the following (12 must be upper-division): 18
  Any Criminal Justice (CJ courses that are not part of the core requirements), Forensic Science (FSCI), National Security Studies (NSS) or Intelligence Studies (INTS) courses.  
  Other Advisor Approved Electives  
Elective Requirements: 11 Credits
  Complete any 1000 course or higher 11

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 120 or more semester credits with 40 semester credits from 3000- and 4000-level courses.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above. Must have a grade of C- or higher in all discipline core and criminal justice elective requirements.
  3. Residency hours: minimum of 30 credit hours through course attendance at UVU, with at least 10 hours earned in the last 45 hours.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements. Students are responsible for completing all prerequisite courses.
  5. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1010 or ENGH 1005 Introduction to Writing OR Literacies and Composition Across Contexts 3
American Institutions Elec. See catalog 3
PES 1097 or HLTH 1100 Fitness for Life OR Personal Health and Wellness 2
Social Science See catalog 3
CJ 1010 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
  Semester total: 14
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing 3
MAT 1030 or MAT 1035 or STAT  1040 or STAT 1045 or MATH 1050 or MATH 1055 or MATH 1090 Qualitative Literacy (see Catalog) 3
Humanities Elective Humanities 3
CJ 1390 Intro to Policing 3
CJ 1330  Criminal Law 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
Biology Elective See catalog 3
Physical Science Elective See catalog 3
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
CJ 1340 Criminal Investigations 3
CJ 2350 Laws of Evidence 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
3rd Science Elective Additional Biology or Physical Science 3
Fine Arts Elective See catalog 3
CJ 1350 Introduction to Forensic Science 3
CJ 1300 Introduction to Corrections Process 3
CJ 2330 Juvenile Justice 3
General Elective CJ 290R Criminal Justice Lecture Series receommended or any course 1000 level or higher 1
  Semester total: 16
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
CJ 3400 Drugs and Crime 3
CJ 3270 Criminology 3
CJ 3300 Victimology 3
CJ Elective Upper Division 3
CJ 2200 Writing for Criminal Justice Professions WE 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
CJ 4160 Constitutional Criminal Rights 3
CJ 4200 Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice 3
CJ 4880 Qualitative Research Methods in Criminal Justice 3
CJ Elective Upper Division 3
General Elective  3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
CJ 470G Comparative Criminal Justice Systems 3
CJ 4250 Criminal Justice Career Strategies 2
CJ 4990 Criminal Justice Capstone Seminar 3
General Elective CJ 290R Criminal Justice Lecture Series receommended or any course 1000 level or higher 1
CJ Elective 1000 level or Higher 3
CJ Elective Upper Division  3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
CJ 481R Internship (OR CJ UD Elective to substitute) 3
CJ 4060 Special Problems in Criminal Justice WE 3
CJ Elective   1000 level or Higher 3
 General Elective 3
 General Elective 3
  Semester total: 15
  Degree total: 120

Department

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement

The Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement department is in the College of Health and Public Service. To find the most up-to-date information from the Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement department, visit their website.

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