Bachelor of
Science in Criminal Justice

This accredited Bachelor program provides the opportunity for Distance Learning students to upgrade their present status in
criminal justice. Career advancement is almost certain upon completion of this degree.

Your degree also opens the door to graduate studies.

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice is designed to prepare students for a variety of positions in law enforcement
work and to enable experienced personnel to expand their
knowledge and skills.

Degree Requirements

      120 Semester Hours
      A maximum of 90 semester hours may be accepted toward fulfilling the degree requirement.
      The student must complete a minimum of 30 semester hours, 10 courses, with Southwest University.

General Education Courses

Students must have satisfied or they must complete the following General Education courses:

ENG-100 Reading / Writing Comprehension
ENG-101 English Composition
COM-105 Principles of Communication
NCS-136 Earth Science
Select any two (2):
MATH-150 College Math I
MATH-151 College Math II
STAT-156 Business Statistics
CIS-122 Computer Concepts
Select any two (2):
HIST-110 American History 1500 – 1877
HIST-111 American History 1863 – since 1988
POLS-112 International Relations
POLS-125 World Politics
Select one (1):
PSY-130 Introduction to Psychology
SOC-134 Introduction to Sociology
Select one (1):
PHIL-160 Ethics, Crime and Justice
PHIL-161 Ethics

Core Courses

Students must have satisfied or they must complete the following core courses:

CJ-110 Introduction to Criminal Justice
CJ-176 Introduction to Police Operations
CJ-180 Survey of Corrections
CJ-185 Introduction to Juvenile Justice
CJ-201 Introduction to Criminal Procedures
CJ-250 Introduction to Criminal Law
CJ-311 The Criminal Court System
CJ-329 Constitutional Law

Elective Courses

CIS-205 Basic Communication Technologies
CJ-209 Survey of the American Legal System
CJ-212 Victimology
BUS-214 Public Speaking
HRM-215 Introduction to Human Resource Management
CJ-220 Basic Criminal Investigation
HR-225 Principles of Human Relations
CJ-230 Introduction to Forensic Science
CJ-234 Introduction to Criminology
CJ-237 Leadership and Motivation
SOC-241 Race and Ethnic Relations
MGT-243 Administrative Office Management
CJ-258 Domestic Violence
CJ-259 Introduction to Drugs and Crime
CJ-264 Security Management
CJ-270 Community Policing Strategies
CJ-280 Special Topics in Criminal Justice
CJ-302 Introduction: Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice
CJ-304 Juvenile Delinquency
CJ-310 Administration of Justice
CJ-335 Criminology
CJ-340 Introduction to Corrections
CJ-355 Community Policing and Problem Solving
CJ-360 Introduction to Police Administration
CJ-370 Criminal Investigation
CJ-380 Special Topics in Criminal Justice
CJ-425 Corrections in America
CJ-435 Policing in America
CJ-440 Criminal Procedure
CJ-445 Criminal Evidence
CJ-450 Criminal Law
CJ-459 Drugs Crime Society
CJ-460 Critical Issues in Criminal Justice
CJ-469 Supervision of Police Personnel
CJ-472 Proactive Management
CJ-475 The Police Manager
CJ-480 Special Topics in Criminal Justice