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2023 - 2025 Voorhees University Catalog 
2023 - 2025 Voorhees University Catalog

Criminal Justice, B.A.

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The goals of the Criminal Justice major are to:

  1. Prepare graduates to meet the demands of the 21st century in the field of Criminal Justice, by making sure students are aware of the issues, concepts, philosophies and theories in criminal justice through quality instruction by continuing to strengthen teaching and student learning in the major.
  2. Prepare students to pursue advanced studies or a career in Criminal Justice and/or related professions such as Public Administration, Political Science, Sociology, and Law.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of current issues, concepts, philosophies and theories in the field of Criminal Justice;
  2. Write a research paper using electronic and non-electronic sources with appropriate documentation;
  3. Demonstrate the ability to speak as well as write cogently, effectively, and suitably as it relates to various subject matter;
  4. Demonstrate a commitment to community service; and

Apply knowledge of ethical principles to the high standards expected of criminal justice practitioners, as well as, demonstrate values that promote self-worth, harmonious behavior and interaction, self reliance, empathy, and tolerance for others.

A Major in Criminal Justice Requires:

General Education:44
Social Science Core: 24
Criminal Justice Core: 37
Selected Track Electives: 15
TOTAL: 120

  • Students are eligible for Certificate in Criminal Justice upon completion of 32 CJ credit hours.
  • Track III Certificate in Emergency Management embedded in EM courses.

Criminal Justice Tracks

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Criminal Justice Degree Requirements Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Program Specific

English Proficiency Exam (EPE) must be completed by …(list the EPE requirements here)
A minimum grade of “C” is required in all mathematics, physics, and computer science courses and all 400-level courses that are used to fulfill the computer science program.

Mathematics Placement

Semester-by-Semester Program Plan for Full-Time Students

2nd Semester

3rd Semester

Total: 17

4th Semester

Total: 16

5th Semester

Total: 17

6th Semester

Total: 14

7th Semester

Total: 13

8th Semester

Total: 14

Total Credit Hours: 120

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