Department of Criminal Justice

Main Office

Chilton Hall, 359

P.O. Box 305130

Denton, TX 76203-5130

(940) 565-2562

Fax: (940) 565-2548

Robert W. Taylor, Chair


Professors Enos, Holman, Taylor. Associate Professors Quinn, Tobolowsky. Assistant Professors Caeti, Caputo, Fritsch. Lecturer Senderson.

Programs of Study

The Department of Criminal Justice coordinates and directs the program in the following areas:

Bachelor of Science

Major in Criminal Justice Degree Requirements

Candidates for the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in criminal justice must meet the following requirements.

1. Hours for the Degree: Completion of a minimum of 124 total semester hours, with 24 of the last 30 hours completed at UNT; a minimum of 42 hours must be advanced, with at least 12 hours of advanced work in the major and 24 of the 42 advanced hours completed at UNT.

2. General University Requirements: See "General Degree Requirements " in the Academics section of this catalog.

3. General Academic Requirements for Degree (including University Core Curriculum): Minimum of 47 hours. See "Summary of Degree Requirements" for exact hours.

4. Major Requirements: Major of 54 hours, including 48 hours of criminal justice courses and 6 hours of supporting courses.

5. Electives: 23 hours.

6. Other Requirements:

Major in Criminal Justice

Following is one suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their adviser each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment. Students are responsible for meeting all course prerequisites.

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Summary of Degree Requirements:

Criminal Justice (and supporting courses): 54

Core: 47
English 6
Mathematics 3
Natural Sciences 8
Visual and Performing Arts 3
Humanities 3
U.S. History 6
Political Science 6
Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
Wellness 3
Communication 3
Cross-cultural, Diversity and Global Studies 3

Electives: 23

Criminal Justice Major: 54
CJUS 2100, Crime and Justice in the United States 3
CJUS 2600, Diversity Issues in Criminal Justice 3
CJUS 3201, Criminal Law 3
CJUS 3300, Police Systems 3
CJUS 3400, Correctional Systems 3
CJUS 3600, Criminology 3
CJUS 3700, Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice 3
CJUS 4200, Criminal Procedure 3
CJUS 4500, Administration of Criminal Justice Agencies 3
CJUS 4700, Research Methods in Criminal Justice 3
CJUS 4901, Senior Seminar: Criminal Justice and Public Policy 3
Criminal Justice Electives (advanced) 15
PSYC 1630, General Psychology I 3
SOCI 1510, Individuals in Society 3

Minor in Criminal Justice

A minor requires completion of 18 semester hours in criminal justice, including CJUS 2100, 3201 and 3600, and 9 additional hours of criminal justice courses.

Graduate Degrees

The department offers a degree program leading to the Master of Science with a major in criminal justice. The University of North Texas Toulouse School of Graduate Studies also offers degree programs leading to the Master of Science in interdisciplinary studies with an emphasis in criminal justice. For complete information, consult the Graduate Catalog.

Courses of Instruction

All Courses of Instruction are located in one section at the back of this catalog.

Course and Subject Guide

The "Course and Subject Guide," found in the Courses of Instruction section of this book, serves as a table of contents and provides quick access to subject areas and prefixes.

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