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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog - SCCC & Day Students 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog - SCCC & Day Students [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice Major

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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:


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. Additionally, FNAR 307  - Forensic Photography, CSCI 227 - Principles and Practices of Cybersecurity  and one Modern Language 301 course (FREN 301 GERM 301 , or SPAN 301 ) may be taken as Cluster B courses.

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