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Criminal Justice, B.A. in C.J. - Criminal Justice Major


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Description


The criminal justice major broadly focuses on the various components of the criminal justice system, criminological theory, and issues of diversity, mythology, and ethics.

Contact Information


601 Ansari Business Building
(775) 784-6164

College of Liberal Arts Advising http://www.unr.edu/liberal-arts/student-resources/academic-advising

Graduation Requirements


Total Units 120
Cumulative GPA 2.0
University GPA 2.0
Major GPA 2.0
Residency Requirement 30 Upper-Division Units at UNR
Major Residency Requirement 15 Upper-Division Units in the major at UNR
Upper-Division Requirement 42 Upper-Division Units
Half Program Units/4 Year Institution 60 Units

 

I. University Core Curriculum Requirements (36-45 units)


NOTE: Refer to the Core Curriculum  chapter of this catalog for information regarding the “Core English and Math Completion Policy”.

A. English (3-8 units)


Refer to the “English” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

NOTE: Students who place in ENG 102  are not required to complete ENG 101  .

B. Mathematics (3-5 units)


Refer to the “Mathematics” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

C. Natural Sciences (6-8 units)


Refer to the “Natural Sciences” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

D. Social Sciences (3 units)


Refer to the “Social Sciences” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

E. Fine Arts (3 units)


Refer to the “Fine Arts” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

F. Core Humanities (9 units)


Refer to the “Core Humanities” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog. 

G. Capstone Courses (6 units)


Refer to the “Capstone” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

H. Diversity (3 units)


Refer to the “Diversity” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

II. Additional College Requirements (6-20 units)


Units may vary depending on initial course placement in foreign language coursework.

A. Foreign Language (0-14 units)


Successful completion of the foreign language requirement may be accomplished through one of four options:

  1. complete a fourth semester college course in a foreign language or in American Sign Language;
  2. demonstrate proficiency through placement examination or other means determined by the Department of World Languages and Literatures, including minimum CBAPE, SAT II, or IB scores;
  3. show transcript evidence of successful completion of four years of high school coursework in the same foreign language; or
  4. participate in a Studies Abroad program pre-approved by the college to meet the foreign language requirement.

B. College Breadth Requirement (6 units)


Students seeking a Bachelor of Arts degree in the college shall be required to take, within the College of Liberal Arts, two courses that are outside the departments in which they major or minor, and that exclude courses taken to fulfill Core Curriculum requirements.

III. Major Requirements (39 units)


A. Major Core Requirements


B. Choose one course from each of the following groups:


IV. Minor Requirements (18-21 units)


Complete any university minor, OR
Complete criminal justice related subjects (approved list of courses available in the department office.)

V. Electives (0-21 units)


VI. Recommended Schedule


A. First Year


Fall Semester (16-19 units)


Spring Semester (16-17 units)


B. Second Year


Fall Semester (15-16 units)


Spring Semester (15 units)


C. Third Year


Fall Semester (15 units)


Spring Semester (15 units)


  • CRJ Group II (300-400 level) (3 units)
  • Related Subject or minor (300-400 level) (3 units)
  • Core Curriculum Capstone (3 units)
  • College Breadth Requirement (3 units)
  • General Elective (300-400 level) (3 units)

D. Fourth Year


Fall Semester (15 units)


  • CRJ Group III (300-400) (3 units)
  • CRJ 444 - Criminological Theory (3 units)
  • Core Curriculum Capstone (3 units) which must be completed outside of the major department.
  • Related Subject or minor (300-400 level) (3 units)
  • College Breadth Requirement (3 units)

Spring Semester (13 units)


Note(s):


*   English and Math course placement is based on test scores. Please consult the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

**  In selecting the Core Curriculum Social Science course, students should consider whether they will complete a minor or the Department’s Related Subjects.

*** While Spanish is recommended by the department for the College of Liberal Arts language requirement (0-14 units), students may select any language.

****To complete the department’s statistics requirement, students may take APST 207  ,  APST 270  , PSY 210  , STAT 152  , ECON 261  or ECON 262  . In selecting a statistics course, students should consult course prerequisites.

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