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B.S. Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice students should keep track of their progress through the curriculum. To do this electronically, we have added a spreadsheet to track your classes. The curriculum is in Microsoft Excel and there is blank form as well as a sample for your convenience. Please be sure to look at the sample before completing your form. 

NOTE: This doesn't substitute seeing your advisor nor does it supersede any instructions they have given you.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Curriculum Sheets

  1. Which form do I use?  The answer to this question depends on where you are in your program.  If you are a Senior, you should probably stick with the curriculum sheet you are currently using.  If you are a junior or underclassman, you have more flexibility in switching to the NEW curriculum.  You should see your advisor to be sure you are making the right decision. 
  2. Why is there a new curriculum?  The University made changes to the General Education requirements, which then required each major to incorporate the changes.
  3. What changes were made to the General Education requirements?  The University eliminated Freshman Studies (2.0 credits), Technology (3.0 credits), Humanities (3.0 credits), and Science (4.0 credits).
  4. What happens to those credits eliminated from the General Education courses?  Most of the credits are now Unrestrictive Electives.  Students still need 120 credits to graduate.
  5. Why is Technology on the Criminal Justice curriculum sheet if the University eliminated it?  The Criminal Justice faculty think that our majors benefit from taking a technology course therefore we decided to keep it as a requirement.  The remaining 9 credits are Unrestrictive Electives.


Criminal Justice Curriculum Form 

General Education Requirements List (PDF)

Instructions for the form:

  1. Put your name at the top of the spreadsheet.
  2. Fill in the term you took the class (example FA09 – Fall 2009; SM 09 – Summer 2009).
  3. Put in the grade received. The spreadsheet will automatically calculate the number of hours earned. BE SURE TO PAY ATTENTION WHEN A "D" IS ENTERED. Students can not graduate with a "D" in a major course so just because the sheet adds the hours doesn't mean those credits count toward graduation. For example, a "D" in Introduction to Criminal Justice may calculate points but this course will need to be retaken to count toward graduation.
  4. DO NOT ENTER plus or minus grades. The spreadsheet only recognizes A, B, C, D, and F.
  5. Utilize the General Education Requirements list above to select courses for Global Studies, History, Humanities, Literature, Mathematics, Science, Social Sciences, Technology, and Wellness & Health (HPER). 
  6. Please also note that there is a minimum "C-" grade requirement for Freshman Studies and English 110 and 111.
  7. To keep track of your courses use the Substitution Course column to list a couse that is NOT already on the sheet.  For example, if you take HPER 170 list it in the Substitution Course column because that particular course is not listed on the curriculum sheet.  But courses like CJUS 116, CJUS 212 and others do NOT need to be listed in the Substitution Course column because they are already on the sheet.  
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