Criminal Justice Bachelor’s Degree Curriculum

Core Courses 15 hours

  • CRJ 101: Introduction to  Criminal Justice
  • CRJ 313 or CRJ313S:  Criminal Justice Ethics
  • CRJ 331:  Perspectives on Crime and Delinquency
  • CRJ 388: Criminal Justice Research
  • CRJ 400: Applied Criminal Justice Analysis

Criminal Justice Electives  27 hours

Together with your advisor, select at least one course from each of the three areas: (12 hours must be upper division).

Corrections:

  • CRJ 204: Foundations of Corrections
  • CRJ 302: Living and Working in Prison
  • CRJ 303: The Offender in the Community
  • CRJ 360: Rehabilitation Strategies for Adult and Juvenile Offenders

Law and Juvenile Justice:

  • PLS 216: Criminal Law
  • PLS 316: Criminal Evidence
  • PLS 416: Criminal Procedure
  • CRJ 312: Judicial Processes
  • CRJ 314: Law and Society
  • CRJ 311: Juvenile Justice System

Policing:

  • PLS 103: Police, Order, Maintenance and Crime
  • PLS 401: Multi-Culturalism and Policing
  • PLS 420: Surveillance and Society

Supporting Course Requirements  9 hours

Together with your advisor, select courses from up to 2 of the following areas:

  • AFA, APP, ENV, HLS, POL, PSY, SJS, SOC, OR WGS

Free Electives  32 hours

EKU General Education Requirements 37 hours
(See catalog for details.)

Total Hours Required for Degree Completion 120 hours

For a full list of course descriptions please see section 7 of the university undergraduate catalog.