Criminology and Criminal Justice

Criminology and criminal justice professionals work in a variety of positions, both with the public and behind the scenes. This program offers a foundation in criminal law, legal procedures, and evidence. Graduates of this program may pursue career opportunities in a variety of entry-level positions, including administration, probation, public safety, corrections, and the court systems at the federal, state, and local level. 

Graduates of the Criminology and Criminal Justice program who would like to pursue graduate studies will be prepared to enter Chaminade University's Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration (MSCJA). 80% of the officers in the Honolulu Police Department with a rank of lieutenant or higher have a master’s degree in criminal justice. Our Pre-law Track provides students with coursework to prepare for entry into law school. 

Graduation Requirements

-Completion of a minimum of 120 credit hours of coursework.
-Completion of general education courses required for all bachelor’s degrees.
-Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (for all work completed at Chaminade).
-Minimum of 45 credit hours must be upper division coursework.
-At least half of the required upper division courses must be completed at Chaminade.

Required Coursework

Students working toward a Bachelor’s degree must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours of coursework, which includes general education requirements, electives, pre-major requirements (if applicable), and major requirements. 

General Education Requirements (59 credit hours) 

Pre-Major Requirements (18 credit hours)
CJ 151 Criminal Justice Systems (3 credit hours)
CJ 201 Foundations in Criminology (3 credit hours)
CJ 220 Criminal Investigation (3 credit hours)
CJ 223 Introduction to Law (3 credit hours)
CJ 270 Supervision and Management (3 credit hours)
CJ 291 Juvenile Justice System (3 credit hours)

Major Requirements (30 credit hours)
CJ 315 Behavioral Sciences Statistics (3 credit hours)
CJ 321 Research Methods (3 credit hours)
CJ 375 Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice (3 credit hours)
CJ 423 Criminal Law (3 credit hours)
CJ 424 Criminal Procedures (3 credit hours)
CJ 432 Law Enforcement (3 credit hours)
CJ 451 Corrections: Prisons and Community Alternatives (3 credit hours)
CJ 490 Seminar in Criminal Justice Agencies (3 credit hours)
CJ 491 Juvenile Deviancy and Juvenile Justice (3 credit hours)
CCJ Sociology/Psychology Requirement (One of the following: PSY-321, PSY-424, SO-401, or SO-407)

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