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Criminal Justice-Criminal Justice Generalist Option CJGO

Degree Type: Bachelor of Science

College(s): Education and Human Services

Required Courses  Credit Hours 
Junior-Senior Level
Entrance into the junior year of the criminal justice program is on a grade point competitive, space available basis.
By the end of the sophomore year winter semester, students must choose one of the three program concentrations: (1) law enforcement specialist, (2) criminal justice corrections, or (3) criminal justice generalist.
Criminal Justice Generalist Concentration
Major Courses
CRIM 305 Ethical Issues in Crim Justice 4
CRIM 310 Corrections and Society 3
CRIM 311 Police and Society 3
CRIM 322 Report Writing for Corrections 3
CRIM 385 Current Issues in CJ 3
CRIM 391 Criminal Justice Internship 4
CRIM 411 Crime Control Policy 3
CRIM 425 Michigan Criminal Law 4
CRIM 430 Michigan Criminal Procedure 4
CRIM 499 CJ Assessment Course 1
LITR 343 Crime-Violence in Literature 3
SOCY Elective 3
Choose one: SOCY 340, SOCY 341, SOCY 344, SOCY 345, SOCY 443, SOCY 450 or SOCY 460
Electives 22
Minimum semester credit hours required for criminal justice BS degree-criminal justice generalist option: 120

Criminal Justice Generalist Option

This option provides general education in criminal justice. Coursework is designed to provide an understanding of criminal justice, while allowing students to obtain special work-related skills necessary for work in a variety of criminal justice positions with police, courts, and corrections. They may also pursue a graduate or professional study.

Classes for the Generalist option are also being held at off-campus sites in Flint, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Schoolcraft, Delta, Macomb, Muskegon, Oakland, and Port Huron.

Admission Requirements

A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required for admission into the Generalist concentration.


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