Apr 24, 2024  
2015-16 NSU Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-16 NSU Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Criminal Justice B.S. - Legal Studies Option - Major Code 9708 (9702)

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A major may be selected from any of the three options (Criminal Justice, Legal Studies or Homeland Security) in the Criminal Justice program.  

General Education Requirements

A minimum of 49 hours of academic work in general education is required during the freshman and sophomore years.  For students transferring with the Associate of Arts degree or Associate of Science degree from a public institution in Oklahoma, all general education requirements will be satisfied with respect to degree requirements.  However, some majors may require other specific general education courses as program prerequisites or program requirements.  Students should consult advisors and the program’s plan of study for further information.  Students are required to complete general education requirements by the time they have completed 90 semester hours of college work.  See General Education Requirements  for more information.

Total 39 hours


A second major or minor is recommended from the following: any program within the Social Sciences, English, Communication Studies, Media Studies-Journalism, Business, Sciences and Math, Environmental, Health, and Safety Management, and Psychology. At least 20 hours of advanced (3000, 4000) courses are required for a Legal Studies major. Twenty hours of this major must be earned at NSU. A second major may not be earned in Criminal Justice or Homeland Security.


Policies of the College of Liberal Arts

ENGLISH PROFICIENCY: English proficiency is a graduation requirement. Components I and II of English proficiency should be met with grades of “C” or better prior to the completion of 60 credit hours.
UPPER DIVISION CREDIT: Total hours must include at least 40 hours of credit in courses number 3000 and above.
LIBERAL ARTS & SCIENCES: At least 80 semester credit hours are required in the Liberal Arts and Sciences for BA/BAED/BFA/BME degrees and 55 semester credit hours of Liberal Arts and Sciences for BS/BSED degrees and 40 semester credit hours of Liberal Arts and Sciences for specialty degrees (BGS, BSW).   Liberal Arts and Science courses are designated by a “#” after the course title.


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