The Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the University of North Texas consists of 120 college credit hours. The degree requires 45 hours of general academic core and supporting coursework, 42 hours in the major, and 33 hours of general electives.
UNT General Academic Core Requirements (33 hours plus * courses)
- College Writing (6 hours)
- U.S. History (6 hours)
- Visual/Performing Arts (3 hours)
- College Math (3 hours)
- Humanities (3 hours)
- Political Science (6 hours)
- Natural Sciences (6 hours)
(*Social/Behavioral Sciences, requirements (3 hours) can be satisfied by CJ major requirements)
Supporting Classes: BSCJ Major (12 hours)
COMMUNICATIONS COURSE (3 hours - students choose from Introduction to Communications, Interpersonal Communication, Public Speaking, and Rhetoric and Argument)
CJ Major Requirements (42 hours)
The 27 hour CJ core provides students with a broad-based understanding of the CJ field. The 15-hour CJ elective block affords students the opportunity to tailor their degree to suit their career goals and interests.
CJ Required Core Courses (27 hours)
CJ Required Electives (15 advanced hours - students choose 5 courses)
CJUS 4870 (3 hours) Special Topics (may be repeated) - Example: World Criminal Justice Systems and Serial Homicide
General Electives (33 hours)
Students may use their general elective hours to fulfill an academic minor or may sample electives across the university curriculum.