Oct 21, 2018  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice BA

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The School of Public Affairs’ Bachelor of Arts program in criminal justice is an interdisciplinary program that combines specific course work in criminology and criminal justice with a liberal arts focus. The criminal justice degree offers training for specific occupations within criminology and criminal justice agencies and provides students with the critical thinking, writing and presentation skills necessary for career advancement and graduate study. The course work explores the complex nature of crime causation, criminal justice organizations and the implications of public policies that allow graduates to adapt to the evolving nature of the field.

As with all undergraduate degrees, students are required to complete the requirements of the CU Denver core curriculum, providing an education that draws heavily on social and natural sciences as well as liberal arts. The program will not only provide a direct line to employment in the growing field of criminology and criminal justice, but will also facilitate the movement of outstanding students into SPA’s MCJ and PhD graduate programs. Students will be well prepared to pursue additional advanced degrees in fields where critical thinking and analytical skills are required.

Program Delivery

  • This is an on-campus and online program.

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General Requirements

To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements.

Program Requirements

  1. Students must receive a minimum C- grade in each undergraduate course applied to satisfy major or minor degree requirements and must maintain a 2.0 GPA overall in major or minor courses.

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