Recommended Schedule

Below is the recommended course schedule for a bachelor's degree in criminal justice. You may rearrange some of the courses depending on what best suits your schedule, but work closely with your academic advisor to make sure you are able to take all the required courses in the proper sequence.

All courses listed carry three credits, unless otherwise noted.

First Year

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
Rhetoric/EnglishHistory 
Forensic ScienceIntroduction to Criminal Justice 
LanguageLanguage 
First Year Seminar American Legal Systems 
Philosophy Introduction to Sociology 
Total:  15Total:  15

 

Second Year

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
Criminal LawCriminal Justice Elective #1
Effective CommunicationFine or Performing Arts
LiteratureStatistics
Principles of Criminal InvestigationsGeneral Psychology
ElectiveElective
Total:  15Total:  15

 

Third Year

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
Constitutional LawCriminal Justice Elective #2
CriminologyCorrections/Rehabilitation
Addiction & RecoveryPolicing
ElectiveElective
ElectiveElective
Total:  15Total:  15

 

Fourth Year

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
Social ResearchPhysical Fitness                         2 credits
Criminal Justice Elective #3Capstone                                  4 credits
InternshipElective
ElectiveElective
ElectiveElective
Total:  15Total:  15

 

Criminal Justice Major: 46 Credits

Elms Core Credits: 41 Credits

Elective Credits: 33 Credits

Total: 120 Credits