Major Requirements

The major in criminal justice focuses on three interest areas:

  1. criminology
  2. justice administration and organization
  3. victim studies and support

As a part of the liberal arts curriculum, the major involves hands-on learning as well as related coursework in chemistry, political science, psychology, sociology, and health and human services. A student majoring in criminal justice at Virginia Wesleyan is required to complete a minimum of 44 credit hours in specified coursework if choosing to pursue an internship in the field, or a student may complete 54 credit hours in course-work if the student wishes to further enhance studies or prepare for law or other graduate school programs.

Major: Criminal Justice (BA)

Course Number And Title

Sem. Hrs.

CJ 100: Introduction to Criminal Justice 4
CJ 301: Criminology 4
CJ 350: Introduction to Social Research 4
CJ 387: Criminal Law 4
CJ 488: Senior Capstone 4

Choose six additional courses at any level, including one or two from allied courses:
CJ 210, 215, 222,250,260, 266,290, 300, 310, 340, 348, 360, 385, 388, 389, 393, 400, 418, 420, 460, 480

24
Internship (optional)
CJ 483: Internship Preparation (2) -AND -CJ484: Internship in Sociology & Criminal Justice
10
One or two allied courses below (see advisor):
SOC 270: Social Problems
SOC 227: Social Psychology
SOC 353: Applied Sociology
POLS 371: Constitutional Law I: The Federal System
POLS 372: Constitutional Law II: Substantive Rights
PSY 350: Psychology & the Law
MBE 203: Accounting I
MBE 204: Accounting II
MBE 216: Taxation
SW 384: Drugs of Abuse
SW 385: Substance Abuse & Chemical Dependency
ART 208: Photography I
COMM 222: Public Speaking
SPAN 307: Topics in Advanced Conversation & Composition
MATH 210: StatisticsCHEM (any course)
CS (any course)
up to 8
Total without internship 44

Minor Requirements: Criminal Justice

Course Number And Title

Sem. Hrs.

CJ 100 Introduction to Criminal Justice 4
CJ 301 Criminology 4
CJ 387 Criminal Law 4
Two Criminal Justice Electives 8
Total 20