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Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

This degree focuses on preparing you to work in any community as a justice advocate and enforcer.

  • Work within the court system
  • Work in the government, a correctional facility, or juvenile detention center
  • Serve as a police officer or sheriff

While earning your Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, you can expect to take courses including Applied Statistics, Criminal Law, Corrections, and Police Operations. 


Visit the University Catalog page for the most up-to-date curriculum requirements


39 total hours including:

  • COUN/CRJ 1003 Perspectives on Substance Use and Abuse
  • CRJ/SOC 2023 Police Operations
  • CRJ/SOC 4103 Criminal Law
  • PSY/SOC/CRJ 3063 Applied Statistics
  • SOC/CRJ 2013 Comparative Criminal Justice
  • SOC/CRJ 033 Juvenile Delinquency
  • SOC/CRJ 3073 Criminology
  • SOC/CRJ 3093 Corrections
  • SOC/PSY/CRJ 4053 Methods of Research
  • SOC/CRJ 4063 Research and Writing Seminar

Electives – 9 credit hours selected from:

  • BIOL/ANTH/CRJ 4003 Forensic Science
  • COUN 3043 Counseling Methods 1
  • CRJ 288- Selected Topics in Criminal Justice
  • CRJ/SOC 3113 Criminal Investigation
  • CRJ/SOC 3163 Criminal Justice Organizations
  • CRJ/SOC 4153 Criminalistics
  • CRJ 488- Selected Topics in Criminal Justice
  • CRJ 4953 Cooperative Education: Criminal Justice
  • CRJ 499- Independent Study in Criminal Justice
  • PSY 3053 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY 4883 Forensic Psychology
  • SOC/COUN/CRJ 2003 American Minorities
  • SOC 3003 Social Problems
  • SOC 3013 Sociology of the Family
  • SOC 3023 Deviant Behavior
  • SOC/CRJ 3143 Gangs: Culture & Crime
  • SOC/CRJ 4023 Sociology of Law

The requirements above are specific requirements for this major. You must also fulfill general education requirements and general bachelor’s (or associate or associate of science in health science) degree requirements. Please refer to the Newman University Catalog for details. After admission to Newman University, your Newman advisor can help explain program and university requirements.