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Bachelor of Arts
in Criminal Justice and Criminology
College of Arts and Sciences
What You’ll Learn
WSU’s criminal justice program—available completely online—combines problem-driven research and real-world expertise to prepare you to be a leader in local, state, federal and private law enforcement. Graduates can use the practical knowledge and advanced critical-thinking skills gained from their criminal justice education in a wide variety of diverse career opportunities, including crime analysis, community corrections, victim advocacy, child protective services, border security, cyber-crime prevention, security/loss prevention and court administration.
Program of Study
All courses are available online
All WSU undergraduates must complete a minimum of 120 semester credits of which 40 credits must be at the 300 – 400 level. Students must also complete the University Common Requirements (UCORE). These can generally be satisfied with a direct transfer degree. For a list of direct-transfer agreements, visit WSU’s Transferring an Associate Degree page.
Students must also fulfill the College of Arts and Sciences graduation requirements and the program requirements of the degree.
To certify as a Criminal Justice major students must complete CRM_J 101 and earn a minimum WSU cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better.
18 semester credits
- CRM_J 101 [SSCI] – Introduction to the Administration of Criminal Justice
- CRM_J 201 – Introduction to Criminological Theory
- CRM_J 311 – Research Methods for Criminal Justice
- CRM_J 320 – Criminal Law
- CRM_J 321 – Quantitative Methods for Criminal Justice
- CRM_J 480 [CAPS] [M] – Criminal Justice Capstone
Choose four courses (12 semester credits)
- CRM_J 205 [DIVR] – Realizing Justice in a Multicultural Society
- CRM_J 330 – Crime Control Policies
- CRM_J 365 – Juvenile Justice and Corrections
- CRM_J 370 – Policing and Society
- CRM_J 380 – Criminal Courts in America
- CRM_J 385 – Institutional Corrections
- CRM_J 403 [CAPS] – Violence Toward Women
- CRM_J 405 [M] – Comparative Criminal Justice Systems
- CRM_J 420 [M] – Criminal Procedure
- CRM_J 450 [M] – Senior Seminar: Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice
- CRM_J 490 – Criminal Justice Internship
Students must complete the University Writing Portfolio, and two Writing in the Major courses. For online students, the Writing in the Major requirement will be filled with CRM_J 480 and then a second course selected from CRM_J 405, 420, or 450.
All students, including community college transfer students with an approved transferable AA degree from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, California, Arizona or Hawaii, or students pursuing a second major in the College of Arts and Sciences, will be held to the following additional requirements:
- Foreign Language: Complete 2 years of high school or 1 year of college in a single foreign language
- Additional 3 semester credits of [SSCI], [HUM], or [ARTS] for a total of 12 semester credits of UCORE.
- Additional 1 lab credit of [BSCI], [PSCI] for a total of 8 semester credits and 2 labs.
Please review the online WSU Catalog for additional information about specific degree requirements.