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Criminal Justice & Criminology

College of Arts & Sciences

Non-Thesis Program Requirements*:

Required Core:

CJCR 5000 Criminological Theory 3 credits

CJCR 5005 Ethics and Social Justice 3 credits

CJCR 5010 American System of Justice 3 credits

CJCR 5040 Law, Society and Criminal Justice 3 credits

CJCR 5850 Research Design in Criminology 3 credits

CJCR 5950 Quantitative Methods in Criminology 3 credits

Non-Thesis Option:

Electives 18 credits

Total credits required for the degree: 36 credits

Non-Thesis Option students must successfully pass a comprehensive examination. The examinations will consist of written essays graded by the graduate faculty of the Department. Students who have completed 27 credit hours within the program of study, including all core courses, are eligible to take the comprehensive examination. The student must apply to take the examination by the end of the third week of the fall or spring semester in which the examination is to be administered. Students failing any part of the comprehensive examination will be permitted to reschedule the examination no sooner than one semester later. No student will be allowed to re-take the examination more than one time.

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