College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Contact: Philip L. Reichel, Ph.D., Chair
Location: Candelaria 2285
Students must consult with their assigned major advisor each semester prior to registering.
Assigned advisor is available through the Ursa login; ursa.unco.edu; under Student tab Academic Profile channel and is term specific. If no advisor is listed, contact the major program for advisor information.
The program consists of three parts:
- Liberal Arts Core (LAC) Credits
- Required Major Credits
- University-Wide Credits
The field of Criminal Justice is interdisciplinary in nature and draws theories and research methodology from disciplines such as sociology, psychology, political science, and public administration. With continuous interaction from faculty advisors, students choose courses from a variety of disciplines depending on interests and career plans. With the support and cooperation of law enforcement, community corrections, victim assistance, and other agencies, the school offers internship opportunities to qualified students seeking practical experiences to assist them in career decisions.
The faculty will educate students to be critical thinkers who can communicate their thoughts effectively in oral and written form. An important ingredient of the criminal justice program is teaching students to use ethical behavior in applying their knowledge as problems and situations change. Graduates will have a comprehensive knowledge of the criminal justice field.
All students meeting UNC admission requirements are eligible for admission to the Criminal Justice degree program. Currently enrolled UNC students changing their major from undeclared or from another major qualify for admission provided they are not on academic probation.
NOTE: Seniors, with permission from instructors, may register for 500-level courses.
Program Admission Requirements:
Academic Good Standing
- The Criminal Justice degree requires a grade of “C” or better (C- is not acceptable) for all courses (regardless of prefix) counting toward the major.
- No more than three semester credits of internship (including field experience, practicum, etc.) from a prefix other than CRJ may be used toward the major.
Degree Requirements — 120 Credits
1. Required Specified LAC — 3 credits
LAC area 2 — Mathematics
|STAT 150||Introduction to Statistical Analysis||
Other math classes also meet the LAC area 2 requirement but do not substitute for STAT 150 Introduction to Statistical Analysis as a required course for the B.A. in Criminal Justice.
Remaining LAC — 37 credits
See “Liberal Arts Core”
2. Required Major — 40 credits
Take all of the following courses:
Choose nine credits from the following courses: (Other electives acceptable upon advisor’s approval.)
3. University-Wide Credits — 40 credits
Complete additional credits to achieve the minimum credits needed for this degree at UNC; for this degree, that will typically be 40 credits.