Criminal Justice - Criminology Emphasis, BA/BS
Utah Tech's Criminal Justice major is an interdisciplinary program that combines the study of criminal law, law enforcement, and criminology, providing a firm foundation for a myriad of careers. This course of study exposes students to the interconnected nature of the criminal justice system and explores criminological explanations for crime commission. Graduates from this program are prepared to enter applied positions in the criminal justice system or pursue graduate degrees in law, criminology, sociology, forensics psychology, etc. The criminology emphasis is comprised of 33 credits in addition to the established criminal justice core curriculum. This emphasis prepares students to analyze criminal behavior by using established criminological theory and appropriate research methods. Areas of study in this emphasis include victimology, policing, juvenile delinquency, and crimes against humanity. Students apply a practical approach to criminological theory and methods by utilizing them to complete a capstone project.
Utah Tech General Education Requirements
All Utah Tech General Education requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to Utah Tech's minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.
|General Education Core Requirements|
|Social & Behavioral Sciences||3|
|Bachelor of Arts: Foreign Language Requirement||3-16|
|Complete one of the following:|
- Complete 16 credits in a single foreign language, through earned credit (grade C or higher), credit by examination, or vertical credit from the courses listed on the GE Foreign Language Requirement page 1
- Complete a 2020 or higher foreign language course (grade C or higher)
- Complete a 3060 foreign language course listed below (grade C or higher)
- Receive 16 transfer credits for GEFL 1000 (8) and GEFL 2000 (8) in a single foreign language (grade C or higher)
|Complete a 1010 course listed below in a second foreign language (grade C or higher) AND one of the following:|
|1. In a language not taught at Utah Tech, receive 12 FLATS exam credits for FLAT 1000 (8) and FLAT 2000 (4)|
|2. In a language not taught at Utah Tech, receive 12 transfer credits articulated as GEFL 1000 (8) and GEFL 2000 (4) (all grade C or higher)|
|Available only to students who are nonnative English speakers, complete one of the following:|
- Complete 16 credits of ESL courses listed below (grade B or higher)
- Submit one of the following test scores required for unconditional Utah Tech admission: TOEFL (61 iBT, 173 CBT, or 500 PBT); or Michigan (70); or USU-IELE equivalent score. Other tests may be accepted for admission to Utah Tech but will not fulfill this requirement. Official scores must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office.
Criminal Justice Core Requirements
|CJ 1010||Introduction to Criminal Justice||3|
|CJ 1330||Criminal Law||3|
|or CJ 1340||Criminal Investigation|
|CJ 4150||Criminal Justice Reform||3|
|or CJ 4200||Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice|
|or CJ 4900||Current Issues in Criminal Justice|
Criminology Emphasis Requirements
|MATH 1040||Introduction to Statistics (MA)||3|
|CJ 3300||Research Methods in Criminology and Criminal Justice||3|
|or SOC 3111||Research Methods|
|CJ 4790||Capstone Research in Criminal Justice||3|
Criminology Emphasis Elective Requirements
|Complete 24 credits from the following:|
|CJ 1300||Intro to Corrections||3|
|CJ 1330||Criminal Law 1||3|
|or CJ 1340||Criminal Investigation|
|CJ 1390||Police Field Operations||3|
|CJ 1900||Introduction to Computer Related Crime||3|
|CJ 2020||Criminal Justice Supervision||3|
|CJ 2330||Juvenile Justice||3|
|CJ 2350||Laws of Evidence||3|
|CJ 2360||Juvenile Law & Procedure||3|
|CJ 3100||Profiling Deviant Behavior||3|
|CJ 3200||Policing in U.S. Society||3|
|CJ 3250||Private Security||3|
|CJ 3320||Criminal Procedure||3|
|CJ 3350||American Jails and Prisons||3|
|CJ 3400||Drugs and Crime||3|
|CJ 3450||Community Policing||3|
|CJ 3500||White Collar Crime||3|
|CJ 3550||Crime, Media, and Culture||3|
|CJ 3600||The Criminal-Life Course||3|
|CJ 3700||Women, Crime, and Justice||3|
|CJ 3710||Crimes Against Humanity||3|
|CJ 3830||International Criminal Justice Systems||3|
|CJ 3850||Immigration and Crime||3|
|CJ 4020||Urban Crime||3|
|CJ 4100||Social Control||3|
|CJ 4150||Criminal Justice Reform 1||3|
|CJ 4200||Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice 1||3|
|CJ 4240||Delinquency & Social Responsibility||3|
|CJ 4260||The Criminology & Policy of Terrorism||3|
|CJ 4500||Special Topics 2||3|
|CJ 4860R||Criminology Practicum||1-3|
|CJ 4890R||Criminal Justice Internship||1-3|
|CJ 4900||Current Issues in Criminal Justice 1||3|
|SOC 3020||Social Psychology||3|
|SOC 3560||Deviance and Social Control||3|
|CJ 4050||Sports and Crime||3|
A course may only be used to fulfill one program requirement.
Repeatable as topic varies.
- Complete a minimum of 120 college-level credits (1000 and above).
- Complete at least 40 upper-division credits.
- Complete at least 30 upper-division credits at Utah Tech for institutional residency.
- Minimum C- grade in Discipline Core Requirements.
- Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher.
- Maximum 3 credits in CJ 4890R Criminal Justice Internship can be applied to Emphasis Requirements.