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Department of Criminal Justice|College of Arts & Sciences

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The University of Wyoming's Criminal Justice program offers a bachelor of 
arts degree to students on the Laramie campus, at UW/Casper College Center in 
Casper, and at statewide locations through the Outreach School.

All Criminal Justice majors are required to complete 121 semester hours of coursework that include 33 hours of criminal justice courses.  Of these 33 hours, students are required to complete the required courses that provide the foundation for upper division core classes.

The 2012 required foundation courses (effective for new students enrolling in the Fall 2012 semester):
  • CRMJ 1001                        Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • CRMJ 2210                        Criminal Law
  • CRMJ/SOC 2400                 Criminology
  • CRMJ 2685                         Research Methods in CJ
  • CRMJ 3110                         Criminal Courts & Processes
  • CRMJ 3200                         Ethics
  • CRMJ 3350                         Intro to Corrections
  • CRMJ 3490                         Policing

In addition to the foundation courses, students are required to complete one course from each of the two core areas.  The core areas each include several courses from which the student may select. 

The core areas are:

  • Crime and Deviance
  • Criminal Justice Institutions and Processes

The 2003 required foundation courses (curriculum affects students who enrolled prior to Fall 2012):

  • CRMJ 1001                        Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • CRMJ 2210                        Criminal Law
  • CRMJ/SOC 2400                 Criminology

In addition to the foundation courses, students are required to complete two courses from each of the three core areas.  The core areas each include several courses from which the student may select.

The core areas are:

  • Crime and Deviance
  • Criminal Justice Institutions
  • Criminal Justice Processes

Finally, all students are required to complete six hours of supporting courses.  The courses may be chosen from the above listed core areas or from an additional supporting course area.

 

2012 USP Checksheet (goes into effect Fall 2012)

2003 USP Checksheet    1997 USP Checksheet     Course Descriptions

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