Certificate in Criminal Justice

Students may begin their education with a certificate in Criminal Justice. The program offers the busy professional a certificate concentrating on the core courses in the Criminal Justice Bachelor of Science degree. Upon completion, the student can continue immediately into the bachelor’s degree program. Students with transfer credit should meet with an Academic Advisor to determine what courses may transfer into the CJ certificate program.

Note: Students are held to all prerequisite requirements; some students may require more than 10 courses to complete this certificate.


Certificate Core Courses (21 credits)

CTA 206 Computer Applications

CRJ 101 Survey of Criminal Justice

CRJ 205 Principles of Criminology

ENG 121 English Composition I

ENG 122 English Composition II

PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology

SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology

Criminal Justice Electives (6 credits)

Two courses with the CRJ prefix

Free Elective (3 credits)

Total credits for Certificate in Criminal Justice: 30

This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2023-2024 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2022 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.