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Samford University    
  Jan 16, 2018
Samford University Catalog 2017-2018 Academic Year

Criminal Justice Major (B.S.)

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Samford’s bachelor of science in criminal justice degree completion program allows working adults the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for employment or career advancement in this growing field. The core curriculum follows national standards for best practices in criminal justice education. Students in this program will learn the fundamentals of the American justice system, with an emphasis on real-world application as well as critical theory.

Required Courses

General Education - Distribution Areas: 37 Credits*

General Education - Distribution Areas (click here ): 37 Credits*


Transfer Credit with AA or AS degree: 60 Credits*

Criminal Justice Major: 48 Credits

General Electives: 31 or 8 credits

General Electives (directed by advisor): 31 Credits


If Transfer Credit with AA or AS degree awarded: 8 Credits

Total Required Credits: 128

* Students who have earned a transferrable two-year degree from a state institution may apply 60 hours of credit toward the 128-hour requirement for the award of a bachelor’s degree. This transferable degree will satisfy all General Education requirements.


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