B.A. Criminal Justice with Early Law Admission

Students in the program enter law school after completing their third year of undergraduate study. Students' first year of law school will complete the final 29 hours of the undergraduate program. Listed are the requirements for the Nelson Wolff Early Law Admission with a B.A. in Criminal Justice.

BA in Criminal Justice with Early Law Admission Degree Plan (120 hours)
Core Requirements (45 hours)
First Year Seminar3
First Year Seminar
Freshmen Composition I3
Rhetoric and Composition
Rhetoric and Composition for International Students
Any EN 23XX literature course
Any 1000, 2000, or 3000-level HS course
Social Science6
Select two from the following: BA 1301, CJ 1301, CPH 1301, EC 2301, EC 2303, ED 2330, HU 3300, HU 3303, PO 1311, PO 1312, PO 1314, PS 1301, PS 2333, PS 2355, PS 2363, PS 3337, SC 2321, SC 2371, 3 hrs. of Communication Studies (CM 1341, CM 2333, CM 2334).
Select from one of the following: MT 1301, 1302, 1303, 1305, 1411, 2303, 2306, 2412
Natural or Physical Sciences3
Fine Arts3
Select one course from the following: AR 1300,AR 1301, AR 1311, AR 1312, AR 2301, AR 2321, AR 2361, AR 2362, AR 3331, AR 3351, AR 3381, AR 3392, any 3 hr. DM course, 3 hrs. of MU (applied music lessons, ensembles or other MU course)
Foreign Language and International Engagement 6
This requirement is satisfied through one of four ways: (1) One 3-hour course in any language at the 3000 level or above, with a grade of B or better; (2) Two courses (1311 and 1312) in a language not previously studied; (3) Two courses (2311 and 2312) in a language previously studied at the high school or college level; (4) Qualifying scores on an AP or CLEP exam, or both the ACTFL OPI and WPT exams
Philosophy - Self3
Intro to Philosophy
Philosophy - Ethics3
Foundations of Ethics
Theology - God3
Introduction to Theology
Intermediate Theology3
Any TH 33xx course
Criminal Justice Major Courses (36 hours)
CJ 1301Introduction to Criminal Justice3
CJ 2304Criminal Justice Administration3
CJ 2350Ethics in Criminal Justice3
CJ 3303International Justice System3
CJ 3330Research Methods in Criminal Justice3
or SC 3306 Qualitative Research Methods
or SC 4383 Sociological Research
CJ 3332Statistics in Criminal Justice3
CJ 4301The Law and Criminal Justice3
CJ Major Electives 15
CJ 23xx, CJ 33xx, CJ 43xx, CJ 33xx, CJ 43xx
Select 5 non-required Criminal Justice or Criminology Courses. CJ 4303 Internship in Criminal Justice/Criminology is highly recommended.
An elective can be any course taken from any discipline. Students can use these hours to pursue certificates.
Law Courses (29 hours)
LW 6341Criminal Law3
LW 6335LCAP I3
LW 6440Constitutional Law4
LW 6477Federal Civil Procedure I4
LW 6478Torts4
LW 6480Property4
LW 6490Contracts4
Total Semester Hours120

This is a recommended degree plan subject to changes. Please meet with your adviser on a regular basis. 

First Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
FYE 13013Literature3
Freshman Composition I3Natural or Physical Science 3
Foreign Language I3Foreign Language II3
CJ 13013History3
Social Science Course 3PL 13013
 15 15
Second Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
TH 13013CJ 23503
CJ Major Elective 3CJ Major Elective 3
CJ 23043Fine Arts3
Social Science Course 3PL 23013
General Elective3Mathematics3
 15 15
Third Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
Intermediate Theology3CJ 3332 or SC 33813
CJ 3330, SC 3306, or SC 43833CJ Major Elective3
CJ Major Elective3CJ Major Elective3
CJ 33033CJ 43013
General Elective 3General Elective3
 General Elective (consult your academic advisor to determine appropriate elective)1
 15 16
Fourth Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
LW 63353LW 63363
LW 64774LW 64804
LW 64784LW 63413
LW 64904LW 64404
 15 14
Total Semester Hours 120