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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Law Enforcement, B.S.


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Criminal Justice Administration  
615-494-7751
Joshua Harms, interim chair
Joshua.Harms@mtsu.edu

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.

Academic Map


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

Law Enforcement, B.S., Academic Map  

Degree Requirements


General Education 41 hours
Major Requirements 36 hours
     Major Core    15 hours
     Major Focus Courses    12 hours
     CJA Electives      9 hours
Minor 15-18 hours
Electives 25-28 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 (36 hours)


Major Core (15 hours)


In order to graduate, all Law Enforcement majors must earn a grade of at least a C (2.00) in all of the following core CJA courses:

CJA Electives (9 hours)


  • Any CJA electives - 3 hours must be upper division 9 credit hours

Minor (15-18 hours)


Electives (25-28 hours)


Curriculum: 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.

Freshman


Subtotal: 30 Hours


Sophomore


Subtotal: 32 Hours


Subtotal: 30 Hours


Senior


  • CJA electives 6 credit hours
  • General electives 19 credit hours
  • Minor course/general elective 3 credit hours

Subtotal: 28 Hours


NOTE:


*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 .

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