Criminal Justice, BS

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 Requirements

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
Criminal Justice Open Electives
Complete four courses from the following range:16
CRIM 4001 to CRIM 7999

Criminal Justice Credit Requirement

Complete 59 credit hours in the major.

Program Requirement

128 total semester hours required

Five Years, Three Co-ops in Summer 2/Fall

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CRIM 10001CRIM 12004Vacation0Vacation0
CRIM 11004PSYC 11014  
SOCL 11014MATH 12154  
CS 11004Elective4  
ENGW 11114   
 17 16 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CRIM 21004Criminal justice concentration elective4Vacation0Co-op0
CRIM 22004Outside-criminal-justice elective or sequence4  
Outside-criminal-justice elective or sequence4Outside-criminal-justice elective or sequence4  
Outside-criminal-justice elective or sequence4Criminal justice concentration elective4  
 CRIM 20001  
 16 17 0 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0CRIM 36004Criminal justice advanced elective4Co-op0
 CRIM 30001Outside-criminal-justice elective or sequence4 
 Criminal justice system-wide elective4  
 ENGW 33054  
 Outside-criminal-justice elective or sequence4  
 0 17 8 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0CRIM 37004Outside-criminal-justice elective or sequence4Co-op0
 CRIM 40001Outside-criminal-justice elective or sequence4 
 Criminal justice advanced elective4  
 Outside-criminal-justice elective or sequence4  
 Outside-criminal-justice elective or sequence4  
 0 17 8 0
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
Co-op0CRIM 49494  
 Criminal justice advanced elective4  
 Criminal justice advanced elective4  
 Outside-criminal-justice elective or sequence4  
 0 16  
Total Hours: 132

Five Years, Three Co-ops in Spring/Summer 1

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CRIM 10001CRIM 12004Vacation0Vacation0
CRIM 11004PSYC 11014  
ENGW 11114MATH 12154  
SOCL 11014Elective4  
CS 11004   
 17 16 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CRIM 21004Co-op0Co-op0Outside-criminal-justice elective or sequence4
CRIM 22004  Outside-criminal-justice elective or sequence4
CRIM 20001   
Outside-criminal-justice elective or sequence4   
Outside-criminal-justice elective or sequence4   
 17 0 0 8
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CRIM 36004Co-op0Co-op0Criminal justice advanced elective4
Criminal justice concentration elective4  Outside-criminal-justice elective or sequence4
Criminal justice concentration elective4   
ENGW 33054   
CRIM 30001   
 17 0 0 8
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CRIM 37004Co-op0Co-op0Vacation0
Criminal justice system-wide elective4   
Outside-criminal-justice elective or sequence4   
Outside-criminal-justice elective or sequence4   
CRIM 40001   
 17 0 0 0
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
Criminal justice advanced elective4CRIM 49494  
Outside-criminal-justice elective or sequence4Criminal justice advanced elective4  
Outside-criminal-justice elective or sequence4Criminal justice advanced elective4  
Outside-criminal-justice elective or sequence4Outside-criminal-justice elective or sequence4  
 16 16  
Total Hours: 132