Criminal justice majors study the structure and function of the criminal justice system as it applies to adults and juveniles, focusing on criminal laws on the federal, state, and local levels and how they relate to the Constitution of the United States.


Degree Requirements

Core Areas A-E (See VSU Core Curriculum) 42
Area F Requirements 18
CRJU 1100 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CRJU 2500 Written Communications in Criminal Justice 3
SOCI 1101 Introduction to Sociology
or SOCI 1160 Introduction to Social Problems 3

CRJU 3300

Criminal Law 3

CRJU 3310

Criminal Procedure


CRJU 3401

Criminal Justice Data Analysis


CRJU 3402

Criminal Justice Research Methods


CRJU 3600



CRJU 3700

Ethics in Criminal Justice


CRJU 4100

Seminar in Law Enforcement


CRJU 4200

Seminar in Corrections


CRJU 4400

Seminar in Juvenile Justice


CRJU 4800

Seminar in Criminal Justice


Criminal Justice Electives 18
Any CRJU course numbered 4000 or above (except 4100, 4200, 4400, and 4800) may be used as an elective. CRJU 4700, CRJU 4900, and CRJU 4910 may each be taken for a maximum of 6 hours of credit.
Open Electives 12
CRJU 4910 Criminal Justice Internship may be taken as an open elective for 3 to 6 hours of credit. At least 6 hours of coursework numbered 3000 or above must be taken in a single discipline outside the major.

Grand Total Credits: 120