Criminal Justice and Criminology (BS)
The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Criminal Justice and Criminology introduces students to theories of criminal behavior, concepts of justice, and all aspects of contemporary criminal justice systems, while giving them a strong background in the liberal arts.
Students majoring in criminal justice and criminology are required to complete a total of 12 criminal justice and criminology courses, totaling 36 credit hours in addition to the required courses identified by Loyola University Chicago for students to receive a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree from the university.
|CJC 101||Criminal Justice in a Global Context||3|
|CJC 201||Theories of Criminal Behavior||3|
|CJC 205||Research Methods 1||3|
|Select two of the following:||6|
|Select six (6) elective courses from CJC 200- or 300- level courses. 2||15|
|CJC 206||Statistics (or a comparable course in sociology, psychology, or statistics.) 3||3|
|CJC 399||Senior Capstone 4||3|
|or CJC 390||Capstone Experience Internship|
Students also may fulfill the research methods requirement in Sociology or Psychology; in such cases, students then will need to complete seven (7) CJC elective courses.
A list of available undergraduate courses can be found in our Undergraduate Course Descriptions.
If students take CJC 206 Statistics, then they only need to complete five (5) CJC elective courses; however, if students fulfill the statistics requirement in another department, then they will need to complete six (6) CJC elective courses.
With the approval of the department, qualified students may also complete CJC 391 Capstone Experience Research.
College of Arts and Sciences Graduation Requirements
All Undergraduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences are required to take two Writing Intensive courses (6 credit hours) as well as complete a foreign language requirement at 102-level or higher (3 credit hours) or a language competency test. More information can be found here.
Additional Undergraduate Graduation Requirements
All Undergraduate students are required to complete the University Core, at least one Engaged Learning course, and UNIV 101. SCPS students are not required to take UNIV 101. Nursing students in the Accelerated BSN program are not required to take core or UNIV 101. You can find more information in the University Requirements area.