Program Overview

Degree Requirements

Criminal Justice Major: The criminal justice major consists of 45 hours, including 36-39 hours of required courses and 6-9 hours of elective courses. In addition to the general undergraduate admission and graduation requirements for William Carey University, students majoring in criminal justice who have successfully completed the National FBI Academy or the Southern Police Institute may have their coursework from those institutions transferred to William Carey University to apply toward their degree. Students majoring in criminal justice who have graduated from any Mississippi state certified law enforcement academy may receive credit for the following courses: CRJ 220 Introduction to Criminal Justice(3 hrs); CRJ 340 Criminal Investigations (3 hrs), CRJ 498 Internship in Criminal Justice (6 hrs) for a total of 12 hours.

Required Courses

CRJ 220 - Introduction to Criminal Justice
CRJ 310 - Foundations and Theory of Criminal Justice
CRJ 320 - Introduction to Corrections
CRJ 330 - Introduction to Police Administration
CRJ 340 - Criminal Investigation
CRJ 350 - Introduction to Juvenile Justice
CRJ 360 - Criminal Law
CRJ 361 - Constitutional Law
CRJ 420 - Research Methods
CRJ 440 - Evidence, Search, and Seizure
CRJ 497 - Criminal Justice Internship (3-6 hours)
CRJ 498 - Senior Capstone Seminar

Elective Courses

CRJ 210 - Introduction to Criminology
CRJ 355 - Gangs and Deviant Behavior
CRJ 380 - Forensic Science, Drug Identification
CRJ 431 - Homeland Security I, Domestic Threats
CRJ 432 - Homeland Security II, International Threats
CRJ 433 - Cybernetics, Security, and Law Enforcement
CRJ 434 - Institutional Security Management
CRJ 450 - Comparative Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice Minor: A criminal justice minor consists of 18 hours of criminal justice courses, excluding CRJ 497 and CRJ 498.


Hattiesburg

710 William Carey Parkway | Hattiesburg, MS 39401
  criminal-justice@wmcarey.edu  |    (228) 702 - 1834

Tradition

19640 Highway 67 | Biloxi, MS 39532
  criminal-justice@wmcarey.edu  |    (228) 702 - 1834