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2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice (B.S.)

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Bulletin/Catalog Year 2018-2019

College of Behavioral and Health Sciences

Department of Criminal Justice


Location: Clement Bldg., Room 111 or
                Fort Campbell Center, Bldg. 203, Room 211

Phone: 931-221-1480

Description of Major

The Criminal Justice degree will prepare a student for a successful career in a growing field. This program is designed for students who want to work in law, law enforcement, corrections, victim advocacy, social services, or governmental organizations. Students will receive instruction on the current issues in the subject, as well as, a broad understanding of theory and practice in the field discipline. The major covers important foundation areas, including the basics of the system, research methods, theory, and law, but also instructs students on more specific coursework in crime and deviance, the institutions and processes of criminal justice, and courts and law. For this degree a student must complete at least 39 upper division (3000-4999) credit hours. A departmental exit exam is required the last semester before graduation for all criminal justice majors. For those interested in Homeland Security fields, the Criminal Justice Major has an optional Homeland Security Concentration within the Criminal Justice Degree. The demand for personnel educated in the highly specialized field of homeland security has escalated steadily since 9/11, with career opportunities in city, county, state and federal law enforcement agencies, as well as, private businesses and industries.

General Education Core

  Credit Hours
see Common Core 41
University-Wide Freshman Seminar Requirement 1

Major Core Requirements


Homeland Security

Students may add a Homeland Security Concentration to their CRJ major.

Total Program Hours 120

Additional Information

  • Student is NOT required to declare a Minor but it is recommended.

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