Faulkner University

Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Adult Program

Program Objectives

The BCJ curriculum is designed to provide the working adult, who has completed the 60 semester hours of core curriculum, the opportunity to complete their Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree in twelve months. By taking classes at night and on weekends, the adult student may complete two years of course work in just twelve months. Some BCJ courses are offered as a combination of online and classroom course work.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice (BCJ)

Core Curriculum 60 hrs.
Christian Literacy* (12)
Four lower level courses in Bible (BI 1311; BI 1314; BI 2302 and one BI elective)
*Students who transfer in core curriculum requirements for the BCJ program can substitute 12 hours in general education courses for this requirement. Students who take courses at Faulkner University to satisfy the core curriculum requirements for the BCJ program must take a Bible course within every 15 hours to satisfy the University's Christian Literacy requirement.
Cultural Heritage Literacy (3)
One course in humanities or history will satisfy this requirement.
Mathematical and Scientific Literacy (9)
Mathematics Requirement 3
MH 1300 College Math or higher
Natural or Physical Science Requirement 3
Mathematics, Natural or Physical Science Elective 3
Information and Communication Literacy (9)
Composition Requirement 6
EH 1301 English Composition I
EH 1302 English Composition II
Technology - Computer Applications (CA 1302) 3
Personal and Social Literacy (12)
Social Sciences: Four courses in any social science area such as history, political science 9
economics, psychology, sociology, anthropology, library science, geography, etc.
Electives (15)
Professional Literacy: Criminal Justice Major Requirements 60
Module 1
Juvenile Justice (BCJ 3304) 3
Corrections (BCJ 3310) 3
CJ & WWW (BCJ 3312) 3
Module 2
Criminology (BCJ 3301) 3
Research Methods (BCJ 4307) 3
Criminal Law (BCJ 2331) 3
Module 3
Private Security (BCJ 3306) 3
Terrorism (BCJ 3308) 3
CJ Ethics (BCJ 4304) 3
Criminalistics (BCJ 4301) 3
Module 4
Interview & Interrogation (BCJ 4303) 3
Criminal Behavior Analysis (BCJ 4306) 3
CJ Professional (BCJ 3311) 3
Module 5
First Line Supervision (BCJ 3309) 3
Community Relations (BCJ 3302) 3
Crisis Management (BCJ 3324) 3
Constitutional Law (BCJ 3305) 3
Module 6
Special Issues (BCJ 4305) 3
Courts (BCJ 4302) 3
Cultural Diversity (BCJ 3313) 3
Total 120

60 semester hours of upper level courses are required for graduation.

The BCJ curriculum as listed above is subject to change.

Transfer credit will not be accepted for substitution of BCJ courses.

For more information contact one of the BCJ recruiters:

Montgomery: Debbie Norris (334) 386-7140 or (800) 879-9816 ext. 7140 or by email at: dnorris@faulkner.edu

Birmingham: Katrina Potts or Kyle Bain (205) 879-5588 or (888) 816-2776 or by email at: kpotts@faulkner.edu or kbain@faulkner.edu

Huntsville: Shelly Tipper (256) 830-2626 or (888) 816-2775 or by email at: stipper@faulkner.edu

Mobile: Michelle Jayroe (251) 380-9090 or (888) 816-2777 or by email at: mhjayroe@faulkner.edu

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