Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Following this section are the requirements as represented in Degree Navigator, MSU's online advising tool. The Degree Navigator section is only available for programs using Degree Navigator for degree certiication.
College of Social Science School of Criminal Justice Undergraduate Programs Criminal Justice
The Bachelor of Arts degree program in criminal justice is designed to prepare students for entry level positions in public and private agencies identified with criminal justice administration. Such agencies apprehend offenders, adjudicate alleged offenses, redirect emergent criminal careers, and promote industrial and commercial security. Such agencies also encourage and emphasize community responsibility for the success of their programs.
The bachelor's program in criminal justice provides a basic orientation to the institutions and processes of criminal justice and offers students wide exposure to all of the major disciplines of the criminal justice system. The program promotes general knowledge through core and social science courses. It provides students with the opportunity to pursue interests in the following areas: juvenile justice, police administration, adult corrections, and security.
Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice
The requirements of the University as described in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice.
The University's Tier II writing requirement for the Criminal Justice major is met by completing one of the following courses: Criminal Justice 424, 426, 427, 430, 445, 465, or 485. Those courses are referenced in item 3. a. (3) below.
The requirements of the College of Social Science for the Bachelor of Arts degree.
The following requirements for the major:
The following courses in the School of Criminal Justice (30 credits):
All of the following Prerequisite Courses (12 credits):
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Methods of Criminal Justice Research
Two of the following courses (6 credits):
Twelve credits from the following courses including 3 credits in Criminal Justice 424, 427, 430, 445, 465, or 485. At least 9 credits must be at the 400-level.