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2013-2014 Catalog ARCHIVED CATALOG: Content may no longer be accurate.

Criminal Justice (BS)


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  • Program Prerequisite: Not required.
  • Minor: Required for students selecting the Criminal Justice Concentration.  Not required for students selecting the Crime Scene Investigation Concentration or the Forensic Science Concentration.  In lieu of a minor, students may either 1) complete a second major; or 2) submit for approval by the department chair prior to graduation, certification of completion of an Academy for law enforcement or corrections recognized by Utah POST; or 3) an 18 hour specialization may be selected in consultation with the chair and only in those instances where a specific minor is not offered by WSU.
  • Grade Requirements: A minimum grade of “C” in courses counted toward the major (a grade of “C-” is not acceptable). Also refer to the general grade requirements  for graduation.
  • Credit Hour Requirements: A total of 120 credit hours is required for graduation; of which 40 hours must be upper division credit hours (courses numbered 3000 and above). A minimum of 46 Criminal Justice credit hours are required for the Criminal Justice Concentration.  A minimum of 76-79 credit hours (including 46 Criminal Justice credit hours) are required for the Crime Scene Investigation Concentration.  A minimum of 97-98 credit hours (including 32 Criminal Justice credit hours) are required for the Forensic Science Concentration.

Advisement

All Criminal Justice students are encouraged to meet with a faculty advisor at least annually for course and program advisement. Students are encouraged to take CJ 4860 -Criminal Justice Internship.  Call 801-626-6146 for more information or to find an advisor.  (Also refer to the Department Advisor Referral List).

Admission Requirements

Declare your program of study . No special admission or application requirements are needed for this program.  Students with a criminal history may be precluded from participating in forensic science courses and should see the forensic science program advisor. 

General Education

Refer to Degree and General Education Requirements  for Bachelor of Science requirements. The following course required for the Criminal Justice major will also satisfy general education requirements: CJ 1010 SS .  Students selecting the Crime Scene Investigation Concentration may complete general education requirements by taking the following support courses:CHEM 1110 PS , CHEM 1210 PS , PHYS 1010 PS , PHYS 2010 PS , PHYS 2210 PS , MATH 1040 QL ,ZOOL 1020 LS , ANTH 1020 LS/DV , HTHS 1110 LS , and/or COMM 1020 HU .  Students selecting the Forensic Science Concentration may complete general education requirements by taking the following support courses:  CHEM 1210 PS , PHYS 2010 PS , and/or PHYS 2210 PS .

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Major Course Requirements for BS Degree


CRIMINAL JUSTICE FOUNDATION (9 credit hours)


Select one of the three Concentrations listed below and complete the courses listed.


CRIMINAL JUSTICE CONCENTRATION


Complete the following:

Criminal Justice Electives (15 credit hours)


Select 15 credit hours from the following courses (may not be counted twice except where noted in the course description):

CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION CONCENTRATION


FORENSIC SCIENCE CONCENTRATION


Core Forensic Science (23 credit hours)


Elective Science (27-28)


Choose one of the following Elective Science disciplines and complete the courses listed:

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