Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice

Programs / B.S. in Criminal Justice

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

The Criminal Justice system is an institution that is at the crux of societal concern. When individuals are asked to define major social problems, the fear of and response to crime are found at the top of the list. People not only want to have a better understanding of these problems; many also want to become a part of the solution. It is these individuals who will be the primary beneficiaries of the Criminal Justice major at KSU. The secondary beneficiaries are members of the community; university educated criminal justice personnel make better criminal justice practitioners. This program of study is timely and relevant. It infuses knowledge about interpersonal communication skills, multicultural issues, leadership and management concerns, moral and ethical considerations, and technological applications into the coursework.

The program is appropriate for pre-service as well as in-service students.

ATTENTION! If you are ENTERING KSU for Fall 2017, please click here for the FALL 2017 CJ Program checklist!

For previous degree plans, please refer to the archived catalogs located at: catalog.kennesaw.edu -OR- email: scjdeptksu@kennesaw.edu from your @students.kennesaw.edu email address and we will send you a .pdf from your correct year.

Program Requirements - as of Fall 2017

General Education - 42 hours (Areas A-E; STAT 1107 Introduction to Statistics is recommended for this major in Area D.)

See listing of requirements.

Lower Division Major Requirements (Area F) and Selected Concentration (18 Credit Hours)

Must pass with grade of "C" or better.

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • CRJU 1101
    Foundations of Criminal Justice
    3
  • SOCI 1101
    Introduction to Sociology
    3
  • CRJU 2201
    Crimes and Defences
    3
  •  

    Select three of the following:

  • ANTH 1102
    Introduction to Anthropology
    3
  • GEOG 1101
    -or-
    GEOG 1130
    Introduction to Geography

    World Regional Geography
    3
  • PSYC 1101
    Introduction to General Psychology
    3
  • HS 2100
    Overview of Human Services
    3
  • SPAN 1001
    -or-
    FL 1001
    Introduction To Spanish Language and Culture I

    Introduction to Foreign Language and Culture I
    3
  • ICT 2101
    Information & Communications Technology
    3
  • ACCT 2100
    Introduction to Financial Accounting
    3
  • SPAN 2034
    Spanish for Criminal Justice
    3

 

Cultural Diversity - 3 Credit Hours - must make a "C" or better

Select One:

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • ANTH 3310
    Cultural Diversity in the U.S.
    3
  • ANTH 3307
    Cultural Anthropology
    3
  • SOCI 3314
    Race and Ethnicity
    3
  • PSYC 3355
    Cross-Cultural Psychology
    3
  • SOCI 3350
    Intersections of Race, Class and Gender
    3

Upper Division Major Requirements - 24 Credit Hours - must make a "C" or better

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • CRJU 3301
    Research Methods in Criminal Justice
    3
  • CRJU 3310
    -or-
    CRJU 3311
    Police in America

    Police Administration
    3
  • CRJU 3300
    Criminal Courts
    3
  • CRJU 3332
    Corrections
    3
  • CRJU 3398
    Internship
    3
  • or
  • CRJU 3396
    -or-
    SA 4490
    Cooperative Study

    Upper-division Study Abroad
    3
  • CRJU 4100
    Ethics in Criminal Justice
    3
  • CRJU 3315
    Criminal Procedure
    3
  • SOCI 4432
    Criminology
    3
  • CRJU 4499
    Senior Seminar in Criminal Justice
    3

Criminal Justice Electives - 15 Credit Hours - must make a "C" or better

Select five courses:

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • CRJU 3300
    Criminal Courts
    3
  • CRJU 3305
    Technology and Criminal Justice
    3
  • CRJU 3310
    Police in America
    3
  • CRJU 3311
    Police Administration
    3
  • CRJU 3312
    State and Federal Law Enforcement Initiatives
    3
  • CRJU 3315
    Criminal Procedure
    3
  • CRJU 3320
    Criminal Investigation
    3
  • CRJU 3332
    Corrections
    3
  • CRJU 3340
    Legal Analysis
    3
  • CRJU 3352
    Juvenile Justice
    3
  • CRJU 3365
    Profile of the Serial Offender
    3
  • CRJU 3398
    Internship
    3
  • CRJU 3400
    Ideological/Group Violence and Law Enforcement
    3
  • CRJU 4300
    Organized Crime
    3
  • CRJU 4305
    Technology and Cyber Crime
    3
  • CRJU 4410
    Criminal Profiling and Analysis
    3
  • CRJU 4430
    Victimology
    3
  • CRJU 4490
    Special Topics in Criminal Justice
    3
  • POLS 4411
    Criminal Law
    3
  • SOCI 3360
    Sociology of Violence
    3
  • SOCI 4200
    Drugs, Alcohol and Society
    3
  • SOCI 4442
    Deviance and Social Control
    3

Related Studies - 6 Credit Hours

    Select 6 hours of upper division course work (3000-4000 level). These hours do not have to be taken in a single discipline, but should relate to a particular interest or career goal. Students should determine prerequisites for upper-division elective courses and take them as electives in lower division major requirements or free electives.

Free Electives - 12 Credit Hours

    Any courses in the university curriculum.

    Note:

    *Students cannot use the same elective(s) for their upper division required core courses.


Program Total (120 Credit Hours)

* There is a University requirement of Wellness 1000 which is a 3 credit hour course in addition to the 120 hours for the program.

 

Accelerated Bachelor's Master's Degree Program for Criminal Justice


Earn credits toward a MASTER OF SCIENCE in CRIMINAL JUSTICE (MSCJ) degree while still an undergraduate student!
Begin graduate studies in CRIMINAL JUSTICE during your SENIOR YEAR of college!


EARN “DOUBLE” CREDIT -- Graduate courses taken can count toward BOTH your BACHELOR’S and MASTER’S degrees!
Graduate courses can satisfy UPPER DIVISION MAJOR REQUIREMENTS, UPPER DIVISION MAJOR ELECTIVES, RELATED STUDIES COURSES, and FREE ELECTIVE COURSES.


Basic Requirements


Have completed at least 18 hours of coursework at Kennesaw State.
Have a KSU GPA of 3.5 or better.
Be within 30 semester hours of graduation.


TO APPLY --- http://graduate.kennesaw.edu/admissions/resources/abm.php


DEADLINE --- June 1


QUESTIONS?   EMAIL DR. CHRIS TOTTEN at ctotten@kennesaw.edu