The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Criminology offers an academic degree with a foundation in the liberal arts and social sciences. Recognizing that many students have completed coursework at the community college level and already work in the criminal justice field, the department structures its curriculum to assist transfer students and adult working students. The department has articulation agreements with some community colleges in Colorado.
Students must meet MSU Denver’s requirements for the bachelor’s degree including General Studies and a multicultural course. They should consult with a faculty advisor regarding General Studies courses and the selection of criminal justice electives. The department recommends the following General Studies courses: BIO 1000 Human Biology for Non-Majors; PSY 1001 Introductory Psychology; and SOC 1010 Introduction to Sociology.
A grade of "C" or better is required for each course in this program to count toward the bachelor’s degree. Students should note that programs differ in the minimum grade required. Students must also declare a minor.
Internship credit applies to Tier III, but no more than 6 credits are allowed for a CJC major. At least 6 credits of the CJC electives in Tier III must be upper-division. Students may select electives from Tier II that they did not already take to fulfill requirements in Tier II.