California State University, Long Beach Policy Statement
96-01
January 24, 1996


Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (code 3-1031)
Discontinuance of Criminal Justice Options:
Option in Corrections (code 3-1032)
Option in Law Enforcement (code 3-1036)
Option in Security Administration (code 3-1038)

The following program was recommended by the Academic Senate on December 7, 1995
and approved by the President on January 10, 1996.

The program in criminal justice offers the bachelor of science degree to individuals interested in seeking a comprehensive education leading to a professional career in criminal justice. The program is designed to accommodate the needs of the continuing student, the transfer student and the experienced criminal justice practitioner.

Students intending to transfer from community colleges to this University for a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice are advised to complete general education requirements while attending the community college. A maximum of 24 units of lower division criminal justice courses are acceptable for transfer. Fifteen units will be accepted for CRIM 101, 151, 155, 157 and 161, if equivalent subject matter has been completed at a community college. It should be understood that these will not satisfy upper division major requirements. For additional information, students should contact the department office.

Requirements
All students are required to take a minimum of 42 units of criminal justice course work to meet the departmental requirements for a bachelors degree in criminal justice: 27 units are CORE, 3 units are prerequisite to the CORE, 12 units are elective.

The CORE courses listed below cannot be taken until CRIM 101, which is a 3 unit prerequisite, is taken and passed. The 27 units of required courses that constitute the CORE are: CRIM 301, 303, 331, 351, 404, 468, 480, 483, 495. All CORE courses must be passed with a grade of "C" or better. Specifically, any CORE courses in which a student receives a final grade of "D" or "F" must be repeated until a grade of "C" or higher is achieved.

In addition, students will also be required to complete 12 units of upper division criminal justice electives, which may be taken before, concurrently, or after the CORE courses. (Note: CRIM 101 is prerequisite to CORE courses only). The electives are non CORE criminal justice courses that must be selected from any 300 or 400 classes listed in the CSULB Catalog.

EFFECTIVE: Fall 1996


Code: 1031
College: 15
Career: UG
IPEDS (Major) ERSS: 21051
IPEDS (Degree) ERSD: 21051


The following three options have been discontinued. They should be closed to new students.

Code: 1032, 1036, 1038
College: 15
Career: UG
IPEDS (Major) ERSS: 21051
IPEDS (Degree) ERSD: 21051