Jun 18, 2024  
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice Administration, Law Enforcement Concentration, B.S.

Criminal Justice Administration  
Lee Wade, interim chair

Courses in the Department of Criminal Justice Administration provide students with a well-rounded curriculum designed to meet the academic needs of those seeking careers in law enforcement, courts, corrections, and homeland security as well as those already employed in the criminal justice system and related agencies.

Accelerated Bachelors/Masters (ABM) Program

High achieving students majoring in Criminal Justice Administration (with a concentration in Law Enforcement) and intending to pursue a master’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration may apply to participate in the Accelerated Bachelors/Masters (ABM) pathway. The pathway allows undergraduate students an opportunity to complete select requirements for both the bachelor’s and master’s degrees simultaneously. Upon successful completion of the ABM pathway, students must submit an application (including application fee) to the graduate program. Additional application requirements will be waived, and the student will be admitted to the program automatically. For more information about the ABM pathway, see the Graduate Catalog. NOTE: Applications for this ABM pathway are no longer being accepted. Current ABM students may complete the pathway in place at the time of application.

Academic Map

Following is a printable, suggested four-year schedule of courses:

Criminal Justice Administration, Law Enforcement, B.S., Academic Map   

Degree Requirements

General Education 41 hours
Major Requirements 48 hours
     Major Core    18 hours
     Law Enforcement Concentration    30 hours
Minor 15-18 hours
Electives 13-16 hours
TOTAL 120 hours

General Education (41 Hours)

General Education  requirements include courses in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.

Major Requirements (48 hours)

Minor (15-18 hours)

Electives (13-16 hours)

Curriculum: Criminal Justice Administration, Law Enforcement

Curricular listings include General Education  requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.

Following is a suggested pattern of study; however, consultation with the assigned advisor is necessary before each registration.


Subtotal: 30 Hours


Subtotal: 32 Hours


Subtotal: 30 Hours


Subtotal: 28 Hours


*CJA majors with Law Enforcement concentration must fulfill the 18-hour requirement.

**Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing and successful completion (at least a C) of the first core courses: CJA 1100 , CJA 2200 , CJA 2400 , and CJA 2600 .