Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

The Bachelor of Science degree requires the completion of a general education core as well as a major field of concentration. The B.S. degree requires the completion of a minimum of 120 semester hours of credit. A cumulative grade point average of 2.1  (C) or better must be earned for all courses completed at Chaminade. A cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (C) or better is also required in the major. One year of residence, normally the senior year (30 semester hours), is required. At least half of the upper division credits required for the major must be completed at Chaminade.

Students graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice will demonstrate an understanding of:

  1. The inherent complexities and day-to-day operations of the American criminal justice system

  2. Criminal justice research

  3. Basic rights guaranteed to each individual by both state and federal constitutions and laws

  4. Race, gender and social class and the causes of crime

  5. Forensic science and prosecutorial law in criminal investigations

Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements

The following Criminology and Criminal Justice courses must be completed for a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice:

Students must complete the pre-major requirements of: CJ 151, CJ 201, CJ 220, CJ 223, CJ 270, and CJ 291. Students must also complete the major requirements of: CJ 315, CJ 321, CJ 375, CJ 423, CJ 424, CJ 432, CJ 451, CJ 490, CJ 491; and one of the following: PSY 321, PSY 424, SO 401, or SO 407. Behavioral Sciences Division Requirement: CJ 327. Prerequisite: CJ151