Program Requirements

General Program Requirements:
Number of Credits Required Beyond the Baccalaureate: 30

Required Courses:

Thesis Track

Core Courses
CJ 8101Decision Making in Criminal Justice3
CJ 8102Research Methods in Criminal Justice3
CJ 8106Theories of Crime and Deviance3
Electives 115
Non-Didactic Courses
CJ 9996Thesis Research6
Total Credit Hours30
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Students must earn 6 credits in Criminal Justice electives. For the remaining 9 elective credits, additional coursework can be taken in Criminal Justice or outside the department.

Non-Thesis Track

Core Courses
CJ 8101Decision Making in Criminal Justice3
CJ 8102Research Methods in Criminal Justice3
CJ 8106Theories of Crime and Deviance3
Electives 121
Total Credit Hours30
1

Students must earn 9 credits in Criminal Justice electives. For the remaining 12 elective credits, additional coursework can be taken in Criminal Justice or outside the department.

Culminating Events:
Thesis:
For the Thesis Track, the thesis must be based on an original research project.

Note that the Non-Thesis Track has no culminating event.