Oct 07, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice (Juvenile Justice) BA Degree Requirements (122 hours)

Degree Plan (CJJJBA)

General Education Curriculum

GEC 01. Written Communication (6 hours)

GEC 02. Natural Science (8-10 hours minimum)

Select 2 courses with labs:

GEC 03. Humanities (9 hours)

GEC 06. Mathematics (3 hours)

Select 1 course:

GEC 07. Writing-Intensive Requirement (3 hours)

GEC 08. Speaking Intensive Requirement (3 hours)

Select 1 course:

GEC 09. Capstone Requirement (Major Area)


*This course satisfies both the GEC requirement and a program requirement for this major.

**This particular GEC course is recommended by this major.

***This course does not satisfy prerequisites for any other math course.

GEC 07 - GEC 09 courses are specific to this major.

For full description of the GEC, see here .

Program Curriculum

Select 1 course:

Select 1 course:

Any ANT, ECO, GHY, PS, PSY or SOC course. Choose a prefix outside of the two prefixes used to satisfy GEC 05.

Choose one option:

6 hours in a single world language (SPA recommended)

6 hours of sign language (choose two courses: SHS 323, SHS 329, SHS 340)

DEG 03. Required Minor (18 hours)

Students must fulfill requirements to receive a minor in another discipline.

Hours to Degree

122 hours are needed to graduate with a BA in Criminal Justice. At least 50 percent of the hours applied to a degree at The University of Southern Mississippi must be earned from a senior college, and 30 of these hours must be in courses numbered 300 or above. The student must earn at least 21 of the last 30 hours of course work and at least 12 hours in the major area of study from Southern Miss. See Residence Hour Requirements  for more information.