College of Arts and Sciences

Dept. of Criminal Justice and Criminology

Requirements for the Major

The major requires 48–49 hours in criminal justice, political science, and other social sciences.

Students must complete the 15-credit Crm J core, 6 credits in Institutional courses, and an additional 9 credits of Crm J electives. At least 12 hours of core or elective courses must be earned at Washington State University

All required course work must be graded course work. Only 3 hours of 490 or 499 (Pass/Fail) may be used as Crm J electives.

Criminal Justice Core Courses

(15 credits required)

  • Crm J 101: Intro to the Administration of Criminal Justice
  • Crm J 201: Introduction to Criminological Theory
  • Crm J 320: Criminal Law OR Crm J 420: Criminal Procedure
  • Crm J 330: Crime Control Policies
  • Crm J 450: Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice Institutional Courses

(6 credits from Crm J courses)

  • Crm J 365, 370, 380, or 385

Criminal Justice Electives

(9 credits in Crm J courses)

  • Crm J 205: Realizing Justice in a Multicultural Society
  • Crm J 320: Criminal Law (if not counted for Core)
  • Crm J 365: Juvenile Justice and Corrections (if not counted for Institutional)
  • Crm J 370: Introduction to Policing (if not counted for Institutional)
  • Crm J 380: Criminal Courts (if not counted for Institutional)
  • Crm J 381: Crime and Justice in the Movies
  • Crm J 385: Institutional Corrections (if not counted for Institutional)
  • Crm J 400: Issues in the Administration of Criminal Justice [M] (may be repeated up to 6 credits)
  • Crm J 403: Violence Towards Women [T]
  • Crm J 405: Comparative Criminal Justice Systems [M]
  • Crm J 420: Criminal Procedure [M] (if not counted for Core)
  • Crm J 424: Community Corrections
  • Crm J 426: Victimology and Public Policy
  • Crm J 427: Crime Prevention Strategies
  • Crm J 428: Drug and Alcohol Use and Abuse
  • Crm J 490: Criminal Justice Internship
  • Crm J 499: Special Problems

Political Science Elective Requirements

(9 credits required)

  • Any upper division (300- or 400-level) courses from Political Science

6–7 Hours Required in Approved Research Methods and Quantitative Analysis (Statistics) Courses

  • Crm J 311 or approved methods course (e.g., Soc 320)
  • Crm J 321 or approved statistics course (e.g., Psych 311 or Soc 321)

Elective from the College of Arts and Sciences

(3 credits required)

  • Psychology 324: Psychology of Women
  • Psychology 350: Social Psychology
  • Sociology 360: Social Deviance
  • Sociology 362: Juvenile Delinquency
  • Sociology 384: Sociology of Gender
  • Women's Studies 300: Intersections of Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality

University Writing Requirements

  • 2 Writing in the Major [M] courses (6 hours)
  • Writing Portfolio
  • Writing Proficiency Exam
    (Portfolio and proficiency exam required no later than first semester after earning 60 credits.)

Foreign Language

2 years high school or 1 year college (in same language)

Apply for Graduation

Undergraduate Academic Advisors:
Kelli Laxson, Room 701b
509-335-5467
(Students whose last name begins with letters: A — L; Criminal Justice is their 2nd major/2nd degree; Criminal Justice is their minor)
Sisouvanh (Sis) Keopanapay, Room 726
509-335-1204
(Students whose last name begins with letters: M — Z; Students who have questions about Internship Credits)

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