BA in Criminal Justice

The following curriculum is offered for those persons who wish to obtain the Baccalaureate Degree in Criminal Justice.  This degree program requires a minimum of one hundred and twenty-four (120) hours.  All course work leading to the Associate of Arts Degree in Law Enforcement may be credited toward this total. Requirements for the BA in criminal justice may be completed in four years with eight semesters of effort. 

Required Courses (15 hours)

CRJU 2300 Intro to Criminal Justice (also counts toward the core)
CRJU 3303 Survey of Corrections
CRJU 3304 Police and Society
CRJU 4300 Crime and Behavior
CRJU 4304 Criminal Justice Research

CRJU Electives (15 hours)

CRJU 3301 Criminal Evidence
CRJU 3302 Legal Aspects of Law Enforcement
CRJU 3105 3205 3305 Seminar in Criminal Justice
CRJU 3306 Police Administration and Management
CRJU 3307 Criminal Law
CRJU 3309 Cybercrime
CRJU 3310 Race/Ethnicity and Criminal Justice
CRJU 3311 Gangs
CRJU 3312 Victimology
CRJU 3313 Crime and Science: An Intro to Forensic Science
CRJU 3314 Statistics in Criminal Justice
CRJU 3315 Sex Crimes
CRJU 3337 Juvenile Delinquency
CRJU 3338 Criminological Theory
CRJU 3348 Internship I
CRJU 3349 Internship II
CRJU 3396 Psychology and the Criminal Process
CRJU 4199 4299 Criminal Justice Workshop
CRJU 4301 Judicial System and Process
CRJU 4302 Law and Society
CRJU 4303 Readings in Criminal Justice

Available electives vary by semester. See class schedule each semester for class availability.

Graduation Requirements: 45 upper-level (3000-4000) hours
120 minimum hours
30 hours from UALR (online or face to face).

Unrestricted General Electives: Dependent on the number of hours needed to reach graduation requirements.

Further Study

Students who are contemplating further studies in criminal justice, such as the Master of Arts (M.A.) or the Master of Science (M.S.) after obtaining a B.A. from an accredited university are advised to contact Dr. Tusty ten Bensel, the Graduate Coordinator.