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2010-2012 Undergraduate Catalog
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The Department of Criminal Justice (CJ, SOC)

The Department of Criminal Justice offers an undergraduate major in criminal justice and minors in criminal justice and sociology.

Criminal Justice Major (BA)

Department of Criminal Justice, 432-C Farrah Hall

Degree requirements. Students earning the bachelor of arts (BA) degree with a major in criminal justice must complete all University, college (see pp. 52-53), and departmental degree requirements. These include the general education requirements, the following major requirements, all requirements for an approved minor, and sufficient other credits to total a minimum of 120 applicable semester hours.

Admission into the major. Acceptance into the criminal justice major requires the completion of at least 12 semester hours with a 2.25 higher education GPA. Students are expected to declare a major formally no later than the fourth semester of full-time enrollment (or at 61 semester hours for transfer students). With the assistance of an advisor in the major department, students should complete the “Declaration of Major” form.

Grade point average. A 2.0 grade point average in the major is required for completion of the degree. The major GPA is calculated based on all courses applicable to the major that the student has attempted at UA.

Major courses. The major in criminal justice requires the successful completion (grades of C- or higher) of the following 36 semester hours:

CJ 100 3
CJ 300 3
CJ 303 3
CJ 306 3
CJ 380 3
CJ 381 3
CJ 395 6
CJ electives (excluding CJ 395 and CJ 499) 12
Total 36

Upper-level residency. A minimum of 12 hours of 300- and 400-level courses in the major must be earned on this campus.

Ancillary courses. This major does not require ancillary courses.

Required minor. This major requires the completion of a minor.

Additional major requirements. A grade of “C-” or higher is required in all criminal justice courses. Students are responsible for ensuring that they have met all University, college, major, and minor requirements. However, each student must meet with an advisor in the major department for academic planning and to be cleared for registration each semester. College advisors are also available for additional assistance with minor, college, and University requirements.

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