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Emphasis - Law Enforcement

B.S.C.J in Criminal Justice


The course of study leading to the B.S.C.J. degree offers students the opportunity to study law enforcement, corrections, or homeland security/emergency management and the administration of justice.

Minimum Total Credit Hours: 124

Goals/Mission Statement

Our mission is to educate students in a learning environment conducive to excellence in meeting the complex challenges present in justice- related services. Our faculty's goal is to expand the knowledge base and to integrate cutting-edge information into the learning experiences of students. In addition, the Department of Legal Studies' mission is to extend service to our constituents to enhance learning, program development, and justice-related service in Mississippi, the region, and the nation.

General Education Requirements

See the General Education Core Curriculum for the School of Applied Sciences.

An additional 6 hours is required in the following related subjects: 6 hours of history.

Course Requirements

The B.S.C.J. degree requires 48 credit hours of criminal justice courses. The following 21 hours of course work are required of all criminal justice majors:

CJ 100: Introduction to Criminal Justice (3 hours) CJ 210: Criminal Law CJ 300: Ethics in Legal Studies (3 hours) CJ 322: Criminal Justice Communications (3 hours) CJ 399: Social Justice and Community Service (3 hours) CJ 490: Criminal Justice Internship (3 hours) CJ 499: Colloquium in Criminal Justice (3 hours)

The remaining 27 hours of major course work are taken under the student's chosen area of emphasis: Corrections, Homeland Security or Law Enforcement.

Other Academic Requirements

For majors in this field, a minimum grade of 2.5 must be maintained on all criminal justice coursework.

All CJ majors must complete a minor or second major selected by the student and approved by the student's academic adviser.

Emphasis - Law Enforcement

Course Requirements

In addition to the 21-hour CJ core, students who select the Law Enforcement emphasis must complete the following 27 hours of CJ course work:

CJ 110, 230, 310, 410, and 15 hours of CJ electives.

Degree Requirements

The academic regulations for this degree program, as entered in the University of Mississippi Catalog, are in effect for the current or selected academic year and semester. The University of Mississippi reserves the right to 1) change or withdraw courses; 2) change rules for registration, instruction, and graduation; and 3) change other regulations affecting the student body at any time.

B.S.C.J in Criminal Justice

General Education

Requirement Hours Description
First Year Writing I 3 Complete Hon 101, Writ 100 or Writ 101 with a passing grade.
First Year Writing II 3 Complete one of the following courses with a passing grade: Liba 102, Writ 102 or Hon 102.
Engl 250 3 Complete Engl 250 with a passing grade.
Psy 201 3 Complete Psy 201 with a passing grade.
Soc 101 3 Complete Soc 101 with a passing grade.
3 hrs statistics course 3 Sucessfully complete a statistic course from the following list of courses: CJ 202, Math 115, Econ 230, Bus 230 or Psy 202.
3 hrs Arts Appreciation 3 Complete 3 hours in the area of fine or performing arts. Choose from art history, music, dance, and theatre arts. Studio and workshop courses cannot be used to satisfy this requirement. Acceptable freshman or sophommore-level courses are: AH 101, AH 102, AH 201, AH 202; Music 101, Music 102, Music 103, Music 104, Music 105; Dance 200; and Theatre 201.
3 hrs literature 200+ 3 Complete 3 hours of literature at the 200 level or higher with a passing grade.

General Education II

Requirement Hours Description
Human biology lab 1 Successfully complete the accompanying human biology lab.
Additional science course 3 Complete an additional science course.
Additional science lab 1 Successfully complete an additional science lab.
Human biology course 3 Successfully complete either Bisc 102, Bisc 160, Bisc 206 or Bisc 207 with a passing grade.
6 hrs history 6 Complete 6 hours of History coursework with a passing grade.
3 hrs Math 121 or higher 3 Successfully complete Math 121 or a higher level math with a passing grade.
3 hrs humanities or art apprec. 3 Additional Humanity or Arts Appreciation: 3 hours of humanities or arts appreciation. Humanities consists of African American Studies ( AAS 201 OR 202); Classics (CLC); ENVS 101; Gender Studies (G St 201, 202, or 301); Southern Studies (S ST 100-level); History (HST), Literature (Eng 220-226); Philosophy (PHIL), Religion (REL), honors freshman seminar (if not used for composition)

Major Requirements

Requirement Hours Description
CJ 100 3 Complete CJ 100 with a passing grade.
CJ 210 3 Complete CJ 210 with a passing grade.
CJ 300 3 Complete CJ 300 with a passing grade.
CJ 322 3 Complete CJ 322 with a passing grade.
CJ 399 3 Complete CJ 399 with a passing grade.
CJ 490 3 Complete CJ 490 with a passing grade.
CJ 499 3 Complete CJ 499 with a passing grade.
Enroll in a BSCJ emphasis Enroll in an emphasis area within the BS in Criminal Justice program.
Overall Major GPA Please contact your academic advisor for grade point requirements.

Emphasis - Law Enforcement

Requirement Hours Description
CJ 110 3 Complete CJ 110 with a passing grade.
CJ 230 3 Complete CJ 230 with a passing grade.
CJ 310 3 Complete CJ 310 with a passing grade.
CJ 410 3 Complete CJ 410 with a passing grade.
15 hrs criminal justice elective 15 Successfully complete 12 credit hours of criminal justice (CJ) electives. Courses may be not chosen from any criminal justice course that is being used for the Law Enforcement emphasis or part of the 6 required CJ courses (100, 220, 300, 399, 490, and 499).
The policies and regulations contained in this online University of Mississippi Catalog are in effect for the current or selected semester. The catalog is not a contract, but rather a guide for the convenience of students. The University of Mississippi reserves the right to 1) change or withdraw courses; 2) change the fees, rules, and schedules for admission, registration, instruction, and graduation; and 3) change other regulations affecting the student body at any time. Implicit in each student’s enrollment with the university is an agreement to comply with university rules and regulations, which the university may modify to exercise properly its educational responsibility.