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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog - SCCC & Day Students 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog - SCCC & Day Students

Criminal Justice Major


The criminal justice major consists of fifteen courses (45 credit hours) within the department. In addition, the major establishes certain distributional requirements outside the department, and it provides for six elective courses which students may use as they choose. The complete course of study is presented in the Courses of Study section of this catalog.

All undergraduate courses taken at The Citadel with a subject prefix of CRMJ will count towards the major GPA.

 

Major Academic Map

Click here to view the Academic Map for this major, which shows the courses and sequence.

Core Courses


The criminal justice core curriculum consists of four courses (12 credit hours) to broadly introduce the student to the field. These core courses for the major are as follows:

Freshman Year


Freshman Fall


Freshman Spring


Sophomore Year


Sophomore Fall


Sophomore Spring


Junior Year


Junior Fall


Junior Spring


  • Cluster A Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Cluster A Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Cluster B Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • General Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • General Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • 1st Year Advanced ROTC

Senior Year


Senior Fall


  • Credit Hours: 0
  • Cluster A Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Cluster A Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Cluster B Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Strand Course 5 Credit Hours: 3
  • General Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • RPED - Required Physical Education Credit Hours: 0
  • 2nd Year Advanced ROTC

Senior Spring


  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Cluster A Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Cluster A Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Cluster B Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • General Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • 2nd Year Advanced ROTC

Clusters


Beyond the core courses, each student majoring in criminal justice must choose 11 additional courses (33 credit hours) to be distributed among two clusters of courses, for a total of 45 credit hours. Courses have been clustered as follows: Cluster A (8 courses, 24 credit hours) includes advanced criminal justice coursework; Cluster B (3 courses, 9 credit hours) includes criminal justice-related/collateral courses. (General Electives, which may also be selected from our criminal justice offerings, may take the total higher at the student’s discretion.) The courses offered in each cluster are as follows:

Cluster A


(Any 8 CRMJ 300- or 400-level advanced courses beyond the core requirement, 24 credit hours):

Cluster B


(3 courses, 9 credit hours):

Choose three courses numbered 200 or above in any combination of the following disciplines: Anthropology, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology. The following are additional courses that may be taken as Cluster B courses:

Note:


  • See the “Undergraduate Curriculum” section for a list of courses that will satisfy freshman math and science requirements.
  • Students must complete five strand courses, which may be completed in any order: English (ENGS 30X ), History (HISS 30X ), Social Science (SCSS 30X ), Science (NTSS 30X ) and Elective (ELES 30X ).

ROTC Course Requirements:


ROTC course requirements apply to members of the SCCC only:

  • Cadets contracted or pursuing a contract should take 8 semesters of ROTC.
  • Cadets not contracted or pursuing a contract should take 4 semesters of ROTC Basic and 4 semesters of ROTC fulfilment courses. Available ROTC fulfillment courses are published online annually by the department of Leadership Studies.
  • ROTC courses typically carry 1 to 3 hours of credit, depending on the level. ROTC fulfillment courses typically carry 3 hours of credit. See the course descriptions for specific information.

Required for Graduation:


122 credit hours plus successful completion of all RPED, ROTC, and LDRS graduation requirements. ROTC hours (credits, lectures, and labs) vary each semester by military department.