The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies in Criminal Justice prepares graduates for a variety of criminal justice careers, including traditional police, courts, and corrections jobs in the public sector and ever expanding opportunities in the private sector. This major gives students an overall understanding of the organization and administration of the American criminal justice system and an academic concentration to enhance specific knowledge and skills in one of four areas: Applied Information Technology, Forensics, Sociology, or Substance Abuse. The program of study for the BIS in Criminal Justice consists of four components: General Education Requirements (44 hours); Core Requirements (27 hours); Track Requirements (21 hours for Applied Information Technology, 27 hours for Forensics, 24 hours for Sociology, or 21 hours for Substance Abuse); and 30 hours upon verification of the student’s holding an Applied Associate Degree.
Please note that many majors have specific general education requirements. Please see a faculty advisor in your department if you need further clarification. You will be required to take the following courses to meet your general education and criminal justice requirements including: