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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice and Criminology Major, B.A.

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Department Information

Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology

P.O. Box 70555
Phone (423) 439-5346
Web Address: www.etsu.edu/cas/cj

Why a student might choose a Major in Criminal Justice & Criminology:

  1. To gain knowledge about criminal justice and criminology, for example, the administration of justice in the United States and theories of crime and delinquency causation.

  2. To prepare for a career in the criminal justice field including law enforcement, probation, parole, or prisons.


Students with 0-59 earned credits:

Contact the Center for Advisement and Student Excellence (CASE) to schedule an appointment with your advisor. Visit the CASE website www.etsu.edu/cas/case/ and call (423) 439-5602.

Students with 60 or more earned credits:

Dr. Brad Edwards
(423) 439-5346


Dr. Jennifer Pealer
(423) 439-6810

Transfer Students

Transfer students majoring in Criminal Justice should contact the Center for Advisement and Student Excellence (CASE) for advising as soon as possible. This will ensure that the student’s previous work will be coordinated efficiently with ETSU requirements.

Residency Policy

All students must:

  1. Complete a minimum of 27 credits at ETSU in the Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology.

  2. Maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.50 in criminal justice and criminology coursework completed at ETSU.

For general information about the department or courses, contact Dr. Larry Miller at millerls@etsu.edu or (423) 439-5964.

Degree Requirements: 120 credits

General Education 41-42 credits
Major Total Requirement 42 credits
     Major Core    (21 credits)
     Electives    (21 credits)
Minor 18-24 credits
Free Electives 12-19 credits
TOTAL 120 credits

Suggested Four-Year Program of Study: CJCR-BA 

GPA requirements: Must maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.5 in Criminal Justice and Criminology coursework completed at ETSU. No grade earned in a Criminal Justice and Criminology Major core course below a “C” (2.0) will be accepted.


College of Arts and Sciences  : Visit link to view the complete list of B.A. degree requirements.

  • Foreign Language course 2020 or higher with C- or better
  • Non-U.S. History (3 credits)
  • MATH 1530  or MATH 1910  


General Education Requirements   

These requirements include earning 41-42 credits in Communication, Humanities and Fine Arts, Social and Behavior Sciences, History, Natural Sciences and Mathematics categories.

Total Requirements for Criminal Justice and Criminology Major: 42 credits

Criminal Justice and Criminology Core Requirements: 21 credits

Grade Requirement: No grade earned in the Criminal Justice and Criminology major core course below a “C” (2.0) will be accepted.

Criminal Justice and Criminology Electives: 21 credits

Note: CJCR electives to be selected in consultation with academic advisor

Minor: 18-24 credits

Free Electives: 12-19 credits

Additional Information

Click here to view Degree and Graduation Requirements  for all ETSU students.

CSCI 1100  or Proficiency exam: Must be completed to meet Bachelor’s Degree Requirements. 

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