This program introduces students to the criminal justice system through instruction in its theoretical and legal frameworks. It incorporates elements of various fields within criminal justice in order to provide students a strong foundation of coursework as well as practical skills necessary to enter the workforce. Coursework includes introductory criminal justice courses central to the field and specialized electives allowing students opportunity to pursue a specific focus. Students should work closely with their advisor to select electives best suited to fulfill their transfer/career needs.

Students must complete all program requirements, including approved electives, with a “C” or better.

Freshman Year – Fall Semester

Class Credit Hours
CRMJ 1010 – Current Issues in Criminal Justice 3
CRMJ 2120 – Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
ENGL 1010 – English I: Composition 3
POLS 1000 – American & Wyoming Government 3
SOC 1000 – Sociological Principles 3
Physical Education Activity 1
Total Credit Hours: 16

Freshman Year – Spring Semester

Class Credit Hours
CRMJ 1090 – Tactical Communications 3
CRMJ 1510 – Law Enforcement Procedures 3
CRMJ 2210 – Criminal Law I 3
MATH 1000 – Problem Solving or MATH 1400 – Pre-Calculus Algebra 3-4
*Approved Electives 3
Total Credit Hours: 15-16

Sophomore Year – Fall Semester

Class Credit Hours
CO/M 2010 – Public Speacking 3
CRMJ 2020 – Fundamentals of Leadership 3
CRMJ 2400 – Criminology 3
Lab Science I 4
*Approved Electives 3
Total Credit Hours: 16

Sophomore Year – Spring Semester

Class Credit Hours
CRMJ 2350 – Introduction to Corrections 3
CRMJ 2550 – Criminal Investigation I 3
SOSC 2300 – Ethics in Practice 3
*Approved Electives 5
Outcomes Assessment:
CRMJ 2895 – Criminal Justice Capstone Project 1
Total Credit Hours: 15
*Approved Electives: Any course at the 1000 or above level.