Criminal Justice

B.S. in Criminal Justice (120 cr)

General Education

Written Communication Competency (6 cr)
  • Choose one college level composition course:
    • ENG-W 131 Elementary Composition I
    • ENG-H 140  Advanced Freshman Composition
  • Choose one second college level composition course:

Speaking and Listening Competency (3 cr)

Quantitative Reasoning Competency (3-4 cr)
  • PSY-K 300 Statistical Techniques
  • CJUS-K 300 Techniques of Data Analysis
  • MATH-K 300 Statistical Techniques
Natural Sciences Competency (5-6 cr)
Humanistic Artistic Competency (6)
Social-Behavioral Competency (6 cr)

Additional Requirements

First-Year Seminar (0-2)
  • UCOL-U 101 First Year Seminar or
  • HON-H100 Freshman Honors Seminar
    A passing grade is required in the First Year Seminar course. This course is mandatory for all beginning freshmen and for transfer students with no more than 12 credit hours of transferring coursework. This course must be taken in the first semester after admission to Indiana University East.
Ethics (3)

Choose one

Information Literacy (3)

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Degree Requirements (36 cr)

Criminal Justice Course Requirements (27)
Criminal Justice Course Electives (9)
  • Choose three courses from:
    • CJUS-P 210 Service Learning Experience in Criminal Justice
    • CJUS-P 300 Topics in Criminal Justice
    • CJUS-P 320 Foundations of Criminal Investigation
    • CJUS-P 330 Criminal Justice Ethics
    • CJUS-P 372 Evidence
    • CJUS-P 375 American Juvenile Justice System
    • CJUS-P 376 Procedural Criminal Law
    • CJUS-P 422 Crime in the Mass Media
    • CJUS-P 457 Seminar on White-Collar Crime
    • CJUS-P 458 Wrongful Conviction
      CJUS-P 481 Field Experience in Criminal Justice
    • CJUS-P 493 Seminar in Criminal Justice
    • CJUS-P 496 Research Internship
    • CJUS-P 300 and P 493 address various topics and may be repeated.


  • One Social Work (SWK) class recommended
  • Choose additional courses to reach 120 credit hours total.

Writing Requirement
A grade of C (2.0) or above is necessary in all English composition courses required for a degree. Students must complete ENG W131 or the equivalent within the first 25 credit hours for which they are enrolled. Students must also complete a second writing course with a C (2.0) or above within the first 50 credit hours for which they are enrolled. This course should prepare students for writing research papers and
include at least one method of widely accepted documentation and instruct students in library research skills. All students must complete a culminating writing experience in their major.

General Grade Requirement
A passing grade is required in all other courses. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (C) is required for all courses taken toward a degree.

Required Credit Hours
For a bachelor degree a minimum of 30 hours at the 200 level or above must be completed at Indiana University East. At least 15 hours in the field of concentration must be completed at Indiana University East.