Degree Requirements – Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Core Curriculum Requirements 66 hours:

Must be completed prior to beginning BCJ program

Christian Literacy* 12 hours

  • BI 1311 Life of Christ – 3 hours
  • BI 1314 Book of Acts – 3 hours
  • BI 2302 Pentateuch – 3 hours
  • Bible elective – 3 hours

Cultural Heritage Literacy 3 hours

One course in humanities or history will satisfy this requirement.

Math/Science 9 hours

  • MH 1300 College Math – or higher – 3 hours
  • Natural or Physical Science Requirement – 3 hours
  • Mathematics or Natural or Physical Science – 3 hours

Info. & Communication Literacy 9 hours

  • EH 1301 English Composition I – 3 hours
  • EH 1302 English Composition II – 3 hours
  • CA 1302 Computer Applications – 3 hours

Personal and Social Literacy 12 hours

Four courses in any social science area such as history, political science, economics, psychology, sociology,
anthropology, library science, geography, etc.

Electives 21 hours

Must complete core curriculum requirements prior to beginning BCJ program

Professional and Major Field: 54 hours

Module 1

  • BCJ 3312 CJ & the World Wide Web – 3 hours
  • BCJ 4301 Criminalistics** – 3 hours
  • BCJ 4304 Criminal Justice Ethics – 3 hours

Module 2

  • BCJ 2331 Criminal Law – 3 hours
  • BCJ 3301 Criminology – 3 hours
  • BCJ 4307 Research Methods for CJ** – 3 hours

Module 3

  • BCJ 3308 Terrorism – 3 hours
  • BCJ 3310 Corrections – 3 hours
  • BCJ 4306 Criminal Behavior Analysis** – 3 hours

Module 4

  • BCJ 3304 Juvenile Justice – 3 hours
  • BCJ 3313 Cultural Diversity – 3 hours
  • BCJ 4303 Interview & Interrogation** – 3 hours

Module 5

  • BCJ 3305 Constitutional Law** – 3 hours
  • BCJ 3306 Private Security – 3 hours
  • BCJ 3324 Crisis Management – 3 hours

Module 6

  • BCJ 3309 First Line Supervision – 3 hours
  • BCJ 4302 Courts & Courtroom Procd. – 3 hours
  • BCJ 4305 Special Issues** – 3 hours

Total Hours Required for Graduation 120

* 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.

**May be offered in a classroom setting when and where available.

Note: 54 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.