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Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Bachelor of Science in Justice Administration Online Degree at The University of Louisville

General Education Minimum Requirement: 34 Hours

All degrees require the completion of the University-wide General Education Program; see the General Education requirements and the courses that fulfill them. Some General Education requirements may be met in the requirements for the major or supporting coursework, in which case additional electives may be required to complete the minimum hours for the degree.

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Arts & Sciences Programmatic Requirements

Course Hours
General 101: A&S Orientation 1
Foreign Language (completion of the second semester of a single foreign language; hours will vary depending on language taken)
6-8
Electives in Humanities or Natural Sciences at 300 level or above (in addition to courses counted toward General Education)
6
Total 13-15 

In addition to the courses listed above, two approved writing courses at the 300 level or above are required by the College of Arts & Sciences. These courses may be incorporated into other degree requirements.

Department of Justice Administration

Students must have a minimum of 50 hours at the 300 level or above.

Course Hours
JA 200 1 Crime and Justice in the United States 3
JA 201 1 Law Enforcement in the United States 3
JA 202 1 Corrections in the United States 3
JA 305 Criminal Behavior 3
JA 306 Criminal Procedure 3
JA 325 Research Design 3
JA 326 Quantitative Analysis 3
JA 360 Juvenile Justice 3
JA 395 Criminal Law and Evidence 3
JA 485 2 Seminar in Justice Administration 3
Justice Administration electives3 24
Justice Administration Total  54 
Minimum Electives 18-20
Minimum Total Hours 121

1 Fulfills General Education requirement.

2 Fulfills WR requirement.

3 Justice Administration electives must be from approved departmental list at the 300 level or above. A minimum of 15 hours must be in Justice Administration, but may not exceed 30 hours.

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