CCJ majors receive a BA or BS by successfully completing the 71 credits required for the CCJ major Core Curriculum. These requirements provide students with a solid background in all areas of the CCJ field, including law, policing, theory, and corrections. Students leave the program ready for the Criminal Justice field, graduate studies, or law school.
Although the CCJ department does not require a minor, the major requirements allow for opportunities to minor in other fields so students can tailor their education for their future career goals. Additionally, CCJ students have the opportunity to explore the many CCJ electives and special events such as Lock-in or a trip to a maximum security penitentiary.