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B.A. In Criminal Justice - Degree Requirements

Criminal Justice Degree Requirements Outline

CSUB Catalog 2020-2021

Foundation (9 units) All courses required

CRJU 1108 Intro to Criminal Justice
CRJU 2100 Quantitative Analysis of Criminal Justice
CRJU 3150 Research Methods

Theory and Legal Aspects (9 units) All courses required

CRJU 3170 Theoretical Perspectives in Criminal Justice
CRJU 4110 Advanced Criminal Law
CRJU 4600 Criminal Justice Policymaking

Systems (9 units) All courses required

CRJU 3250 Advanced Topics in Policing
CRJU 3260 Advanced Topics in Courts
CRJU 3270 Advanced Topics in Corrections

Special Topics (6 units) All courses required

CRJU 2210 Issues, Values and Ethics in Criminal Justice
CRJU 3280 Advanced Topics in Juvenile Justice

Capstone (3 units) Foundation, Legal Aspects, and Systems courses must be completed prior to enrolling in the course

CRJU 4908 Senior Seminar

Multiculturalism and Diversity in Criminal Justice (6 units) Select TWO

CRJU 2300 Comparative Criminal Justice
CRJU 3318 Women and the Criminal Justice System
CRJU 3320 Race, Ethnicity and the Criminal Justice System
CRJU 3660 Diversity and Global Learning in Criminal Justice

Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice (6 units) Select TWO

CRJU 2460 Cybercrime
CRJU 3448 Drugs and Crime
CRJU 3450 White Collar Crime
CRJU 4340 Terrorism

Forensics and Field Exploration (6 units) Select TWO

CRJU 2500 Criminal Investigation
CRJU 3500 Profiling Violence
CRJU 4500 Correctional Counseling
CRJU Internship in Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice Electives (6 units) Select TWO
(Including six lower-division courses from California Community College transfer AA-AJ 122, 124, 140, 160, 200, 220)

CRJU 2600 Crime and the Media
CRJU 2890 Experiential Prior Learning
CRJU 3608 Gangs in America
CRJU 3800 Community Service Learning in CJ
CRJU 4400 Crime Mapping
CRJU 4638 Victims and the Criminal Justice System
CRJU 4770 Selected Topics in Criminal Justice
CRJU 4800 Directed Research in Criminal Justice
CRJU 4850 Individual Study

Minor, Concentration, and Special Minor*

The Minor in Criminal Justice requires four courses,
including CRJU 1108, or an approved equivalent,
and three upper-division Criminal Justice courses, as
approved by the Department Chair of Criminal Justice.

In addition to meeting the requirements for the
major, the student must satisfactorily complete one
of the three university required options listed below:

1. A special minor consisting of at least 12
semester units, 9 of which must be upper
division, approved by the student’s advisor,
taken outside the major discipline.

2. A minor consisting of at least 12-semester units
within a minor program designed and approved
by another discipline.

3. An interdisciplinary concentration or minor in
one of the specially developed areas such as
Black Studies, Chicano Studies, Asian Studies,
Latin American Studies, or Women’s Studies.

Students may elect to declare a Double Major in lieu of the declaration of a Minor. 



Department of Criminal Justice

California State University, Bakersfield
Mail Stop: 24 DDH
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA  93311-1022 

Phone:  (661) 654-2433
Fax: (661) 654-2627
Email: jlords@csub.edu
Office: DDH C114

Requirements for the Minor in Criminal Justice

Four courses, for a total of 12 semester units, including CRJU 1108 Introduction to CJ or an approved equivalent, and three upper division Criminal Justice courses, as approved by the Department of Criminal Justice.