Criminal Justice, BS/JD

Note: This curriculum reflects only course work to be taken as an undergraduate student. For additional course work to be taken as a graduate student, consult your advisor. 

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified and complete any additional courses needed beyond specific college and major requirements to satisfy graduation credit requirements.

University-Wide Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the University-Wide Requirements.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Breadth Courses for Criminal Justice

Computer Science
CS 1100Computer Science and Its Applications4
Mathematics
Complete one of the following:4
Mathematical Thinking
Calculus for Business and Economics
Calculus 1
Calculus 2
Calculus and Differential Equations for Biology 1
Calculus and Differential Equations for Biology 2
Intensive Calculus for Engineers
Calculus 1 for Science and Engineering
Calculus 2 for Science and Engineering

Criminal Justice Sequence Requirement

Complete three courses from the same department, two of which must be numbered 2000 or above or complete a minor.

Criminal Justice Major Requirements

Criminal Justice Core Requirements
CRIM 1100Introduction to Criminal Justice4
CRIM 2100Criminal Due Process4
CRIM 2200Criminology4
CRIM 3600Criminal Justice Research Methods4
CRIM 3700Criminal Justice Statistics4

Criminal Justice Integrated Learning Core

Introduction to College
CRIM 1000Criminal Justice at Northeastern1
Co-op Integration Seminars
Co-op students should complete at least two of the following:2
Co-op Integration Seminar 1 (required for the first co-op)
Co-op Integration Seminar 2 (required for the first co-op)
Co-op Integration Seminar 3 (required if a second co-op is taken)
Non–co-op students should complete one additional criminal justice elective with credit of at least 4 semester hours.
Senior Capstone
CRIM 4949Senior Capstone Seminar4

Criminal Justice Electives

Thematic Elective
Complete one of the following:4
The Death Penalty
Human Trafficking
Corruption, Integrity, and Accountability
Crimes against Humanity
Crime, Media, and Politics
Survey Electives
Complete two of the following:8
Criminal Violence
Victims of Crime
Global Criminology
Psychology of Crime
Organized Crime
Criminal Law
Juvenile Justice
Corrections
Security
Policing
Topics in Criminal Justice and Criminology
System-Wide Elective
Complete one of the following:4
Gender, Crime, and Justice
Race, Crime, and Justice
Criminal Justice Organization and Management
Crime Prevention

Law Course Work to be taken as an Undergraduate Student

Fourth Undergraduate Year

Complete 34 semester hours of law course work in consultation with your advisor.

Criminal Justice Credit Requirement

Complete 59 credit hours in the major.

Program Requirements

132 total semester hours required for the bachelor’s degree