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2015 - 2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015 - 2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice, B.S.

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Criminal Justice Major

All requirements for the criminal justice major are outlined below. Among the requirements are Core Major Requirements, Other Major Courses, Related Requirements, and B.A./B.S. Requirements. In order to graduate with a major in Criminal Justice, students must complete all CRJU prefix courses with a grade of “C” or better.

Declaring a Major in Criminal Justice

During their first 45 credit hours at Radford University, students wishing to declare a major in Criminal Justice will be designated as Criminal Justice Pre-Majors. In order to declare a criminal justice major, students must have completed at least 45 credit hours at Radford University with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.25. 

Core Curriculum Requirements (43-45 credits)

In College Core B , all majors in programs in the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences are required to pass a second course in Social and Behavioral Sciences; i.e., CHBS majors cannot fulfill College Core B requirements with a Health and Wellness course.

Criminal Justice majors are required to take the following four courses and are advised to take them as part of their Core Curriculum requirements:

Other Major Courses: (12 credits)

Four additional courses for a total of twelve hours of classes with a CRJU prefix are required. Core requirements for the criminal justice major, independent studies (CRJU 498 ), and internship hours (CRJU 484 ) do not satisfy this requirement. More than one CRJU 490  Seminar will count towards the twelve hours provided that the topic of the seminar varies.


Students should consult with their academic advisor in selecting elective courses to complete 120 semester hours required for graduation.

Graduation Requirements

In order to graduate with a major in criminal justice, a letter grade of “C” or higher must be earned in all “CRJU” prefix courses. See here  course repeat policy.

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