Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

General

Program Description

As a Criminal Justice major, you'll be prepared for many different careers in the law enforcement, security, and corrections fields. Our professors combine your classroom experiences with field experiences and practical learning to form a unique and competitive background for students majoring in Criminal Justice.

In addition to meeting the liberal arts core requirements of the University, students must complete a minimum of 39 semester hours in the Criminal Justice curriculum, including all courses in the core group and enough courses in the elective group to produce at least 39 credits in the major. A minimum course grade of "C-" is required for each course in the major.

REQUIRED COURSES

Complete the following courses:

  • CRJ203 - Intro to Criminal Justice
  • CRJ220 - Criminal Law & Procedure
  • CRJ308 - Ethics and the Law
  • CRJ470 - Practicum
  • PSY233 - Stats for Behavioral Sciences
  • PSY250 - Methods of Research
  • SOC233 - Stats for Behavioral Sciences
  • SOC250 - Methods of Research
  • SOC310 - Delinquency, and Criminology

ELECTIVE COURSES

Complete 18 elective credits from the following:

  • CRJ219 - Service Learning - Mentoring
  • CRJ305 - Juvenile Justice
  • CRJ310 - Drugs & Crime in Modern Society
  • CRJ312 - Use of Force in Policing
  • CRJ318 - Issues in Current Research
  • CRJ319 - Trial Process
  • CRJ320 - The Science & Law of Evidence
  • CRJ325 - Advanced Criminal Procedure
  • CRJ328 - Evidence II
  • CRJ360 - World Criminal Justice Systems
  • CRJ390 - Special Topics
  • CRJ403 - White Collar Crime
  • CRJ405 - Const Issues and CJ Cases
  • CRJ420 - Policing:Operations & Issues
  • CRJ421 - Policing II
  • CRJ435 - Institutional Corrections
  • CRJ436 - Community Corrections
  • CRJ440 - Capital Punishment
  • CRJ491 - Independent Study
  • SOC302 - Social Diversity
  • SOC322 - Deviant Behavior
Last updated February 2018

About the School

Founded in 1883, the University of Sioux Falls, located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is a Christian, Liberal Arts University affiliated with the American Baptist Churches, U.S.A. USF is an independen ... Read More

Founded in 1883, the University of Sioux Falls, located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is a Christian, Liberal Arts University affiliated with the American Baptist Churches, U.S.A. USF is an independent, not-for-profit institution. Read less