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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice and Criminology Major, B.S.

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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.


Tier II: Area Electives

Tier III: CJC General Electives

Nine credits of CJC electives

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.

Subtotal from Tier III: 9 credits

Total Required for the Major: 45 Credits

General Studies 33
Required Courses and Electives in CJC 45
Minor 18-21
Other Electives at least 18
Total for the Degree

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