Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology
PO Box 70555
Phone (423) 439-5346
Web Address: www.etsu.edu/cas/cj
Why a student might choose a Major in Criminal Justice & Criminology:
- 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.
- To prepare for a career in the criminal justice field including law enforcement, probation, parole, or prisons.
The criminal justice and criminology program of East Tennessee State University seeks to accomplish four major objectives:
- To develop a critical understanding of crime and the role and function of the criminal justice system in a democratic society.
- To provide courses of instruction that complement the education received by students in related disciplines.
- To prepare students for professional service in the criminal justice system.
- To provide an opportunity for persons currently serving in criminal justice professions to advance their level of education.
The criminal justice and criminology curriculum is highly interdisciplinary, encompassing the study of law, the social and behavioral sciences, and other academic areas. Consistent with the above objectives, the curriculum seeks a careful balance of theoretical inquiry and applied knowledge and features a core curriculum that all majors are required to complete.
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.
Criminal Justice & Criminology Advisor:
Ms. Josie Klepper
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.
All students must:
- Complete a minimum of 27 credits at ETSU in the Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (423) 439-5964.
Degree Requirements: 120 credits
|Major Total Requirement
| Major Core
|| (24 credits)
| Advisor Approved Electives
|| (18 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.
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- Completion of a foreign language course numbered 2020 or above with a grade of C- or better. Students may be required to take courses numbered 1010, 1020 and/or 2010 based on a placement test or equivalent.
- 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.
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CSCI 1100 or Proficiency exam: Must be completed to meet Bachelor’s Degree Requirements.
Most minors range from 18-24 credits. Those few minors with more than 24 credits may affect the number of free electives allowed.