Department of Criminal Justice

Main Office
Chilton Hall, 273
P.O. Box 305130
Denton, TX 76203-5130
(940) 565-2562
Fax: (940) 565-2548
Web site: www.unt.edu/cjus

Robert W. Taylor, Chair

Faculty

Professors Holman, Quinn, Taylor, Tobolowsky. Associate Professors Chilton, Fritsch. Assistant Professors Caeti, Leiderbach, Loper, Trulson. Lecturers Daigle, Senderson.

Programs of Study

The Department of Criminal Justice coordinates and directs the program in the following areas:

Bachelor of Science (html)

Bachelor of Science (pdf)

Major in Criminal Justice Degree Requirements

Candidates for the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in criminal justice must meet the following requirements.

1. Hours Required and General/School Requirements: A minimum of 124 semester hours, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree as specified in the " General University Requirements" in the Academics section of this catalog and the School of Community Services requirements.

2. Major Requirements: 54 hours, including 48 hours in criminal justice: CJUS 2100, 2600, 3201, 3300, 3400, 3600, 3700, 4200, 4500, 4700, 4901; 15 hours of advanced criminal justice elective courses (which may be used to customize an area of interest); and 6 hours of supporting courses: SOCI 1510 and PSYC 1630.

3. Other Course Requirements: 3 hours of ENGL 2700 (or its equivalent) and 3 hours of computer skills (selected from CECS 1100, CSCI 1100, BCIS 2610, or equivalent).

4. Minor: None required.

5. Electives: 23 hours.

6. Other Requirements: All students entering the Criminal Justice program must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 or otherwise be in good academic standing.

Minor in Criminal Justice

A minor requires completion of 18 semester hours in criminal justice, including CJUS 2100, 3201 and 3600, and 9 additional hours of criminal justice courses.

Graduate Degrees

The department offers a degree program leading to the Master of Science with a major in criminal justice. The University of North Texas Toulouse School of Graduate Studies also offers degree programs leading to the Master of Science in interdisciplinary studies with an emphasis in criminal justice. For complete information, consult the Graduate Catalog.

Courses of Instruction

All Courses of Instruction are located in one section at the back of this catalog.

Course and Subject Guide

The "Course and Subject Guide," found in the Courses of Instruction section of this book, serves as a table of contents and provides quick access to subject areas and prefixes.

Major in Criminal Justice

Following is one suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their adviser each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment. Students are responsible for meeting all course prerequisites. *See the University Core Curriculum section of this catalog for approved list of course options. **See an adviser in the Office of Student Services for approved list of course options.

BS with a Major in Criminal Justice (html)

BS with a Major in Criminal Justice (pdf)

FRESHMAN YEAR

FALL HOURS

ENGL 1310, College Writing I* 3

HIST 2610, United States History to 1865* 3

PSCI 1040, American Government* 3

PSYC 1630, General Psychology I (may be used to satisfy the Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement*) 3

CSCI (select from CECS 1100, CSCI 1100, BCIS 2610 or equivalent) 3

Total 15

FRESHMAN YEAR

SPRING HOURS

ENGL 1320, College Writing II* 3

HIST 2620, American History Since 1865* 3

PSCI 1050, American Government* 3

SOCI 1510, Individuals in Society (may be used to satisfy the Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement*) 3

Mathematics* 3

Total 15

SOPHOMORE YEAR

FALL HOURS

CJUS 2100, Crime and Justice in the United States (may be used to satisfy the Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement*) 3

Communication* 3

Elective 3

Humanities* 3

Visual and Performing Arts* 3

Total 15

SOPHOMORE YEAR

SPRING HOURS

CJUS 2600, Diversity Issues in Criminal Justice (may be used to satisfy the Cross-cultural, Diversity and Global Studies requirement*) 3

ENGL 2700, Technical Writing 3

Elective 3

Elective 3

Natural Sciences** 4

Total 16

JUNIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS

CJUS 3300, Police Systems 3

CJUS 3400, Correctional Systems 3

CJUS Elective (advanced/Interest Area) 3

Elective 3

Elective 3

Wellness* 3

Total 18

JUNIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS

CJUS 3201, Criminal Law 3

CJUS 3600, Criminology 3

CJUS 3700, Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice 3

CJUS Elective (advanced/Interest Area) 3

Natural Sciences** 4

Total 16

SENIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS

CJUS 4500, Administration of Criminal Justice Agencies 3

CJUS 4700, Research Methods in Criminal Justice 3

CJUS Elective (advanced/Interest Area) 3

CJUS Elective (advanced/Interest Area) 3

Elective 3

Total 15

SENIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS

CJUS 4200, Criminal Procedure 3

CJUS 4901, Senior Seminar: Criminal Justice and Public Policy 3

CJUS Elective (advanced/Interest Area) 3

Elective 3

Elective 2

Total 14

Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester. Some courses may require prerequisites not listed in the above plan.

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