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Criminal Justice Studies

Bachelor of Science

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The Criminal Justice Studies major introduces students to the fundamental foundations of criminal justice spanning from crime initiation to systems of punishment. Students will have the opportunity to take an in-depth look at mental health law, juvenile justice systems, police, court and corrections management and operations as well as a host of other options.  In addition, students will be exposed to traditional public administration courses that impart core skill sets such as leadership, ethics, public and nonprofit management, and formation of public policy.  Upon receipt of their degree students will be prepared to think critically in an increasingly complex and politicized society.

Major Details

College: College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Admissions Requirements:

No Additional Requirements

Website: http://sgpp.arizona.edu/
Math Required:

Moderate

    The M-strand is for students who require mathematical facility at the level of at least MATH 110 (Collegiate Algebra). This strand involves reasonable facility with algebra and algebraic functions, graphs, and simple modeling. Students who choose the M-strand are prepared for further mathematical work. This work may include LING 178 (The Mathematics of Language and Linguistics), MATH 114 (Finite Mathematics), MATH 113 (Elements of Calculus), or a statistics class from outside the Mathematics Department, such as ISTA 116 (Statistical Foundations for the Information Age) or SBS 200 (Statistics for the Social Sciences).
Moderate
Second Language Required:

2 Semesters

  • Scoring the equivalent of second-semester skill level on an entrance or placement examination administered by The University of Arizona.
  • Completion with a C or better of a second semester course at the post-secondary level.
  • An AP (Advanced Placement), IB (International Baccalaureate) or CLEP (College Level Entrance Program) language score determined by the individual language department.
  • In the College of Engineering by a method determined within the College; however, all students in the college must also take a language placement examination on entrance to the University.
2 Semesters
Fees: Yes
Pre-Major: No
Available at:
  • Main Campus

Four-Year Plan

Archived plans are available on Degree Search 2011-2017 for many degree plans. These are sample plans. Please work with your academic advisor for more specific and up-to-date requirements.

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UA Course Requirements Units
1st Semester
English 101 3
Math 109 C or Math 112 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
First Semester Second Language 4
2nd Semester
English 102 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
Second Semester Semester Second Language 4
3rd Semester
PA 206 Public Policy and Admin 3
SGPP 300 B 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
POL 201, 202, 203 or 204 3
4th Semester
PA 200 Statistics 4
SGPP 300 A 3
Tier II General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
PA 241 3
5th Semester
Econ 200 3
Crim Justice Elective 3
Minor 3
Minor 3
Elective 3
6th Semester
Crim Justice Elective 3
Crim Justice Elective 3
Minor 3
Minor 3
Elective 3
7th Semester
Crim Justice Elective 3
Minor 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
8th Semester
PA 330-Ethics 3
PA 410-Nonprofit Fin. Man 3
PA 493 Internship 3
PA 470-Mang Public 3
Minor 3

AZ Transfer Pathways

This page is designed for in-state transfer students who plan to attend the University of Arizona. The information presented lists the most accurate course equivalencies and may not include all possible requirements. Transfer students are strongly encouraged to use this site for reference only and not for self-advising.

Transfer students should work with their community colleges and UA advisors to develop an individualized plan for transfer, and visit aztransfer.com

  • All posted Pathways (except for Bachelor of Applied Science Pathways) fulfill an AGEC and most also fulfill an Associate Degree
  • Following a Pathway does not guarantee admission to the UA nor admission to a college/major/program at the UA
  • Use Pathways in consultation with advisors from your community college and the UA
  • Pathways are subject to change at any time

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