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Criminal Justice Requirements

CRIMINAL JUSTICE TRANSFER PATH WITH CORE CERT ASSOCIATE IN ARTS DEGREE: 61-63 Total Credit Hours

Gateway 2NKU Pathway to Bachelor of Arts with Criminal Justice Core Certificate

Completion of the provided curriculum will satisfy the requirements for the Associate in Arts degree at Gateway and leads to the Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice at NKU.  

Degree requirements

  • Completion of minimum of 60 credit hours 
  • Minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA 
  • Minimum of 15 credit hours earned at the institution awarding the degree 
  • Completion of Cultural Studies course 
  • Demonstration of Digital Literacy 
  • Completion of a College Success requirement 

Degree requirements for NKU:

  • Minimum of 45 credit hours must be 300 level or above
  • Must meet the pre-requisites for each course
  • Minimum of 20 percent of the total required hours must be taken at NKU

Admission requirements for NKU:

  • Students majoring or minoring in criminal justice must earn at least a C in each course counted as part of the major or minor
  • At least 24 hours of JUS courses must be earned in residence at NKU
  • A maximum of 6 hours of JUS 496 may be counted toward the major
  • Special admission requirements: To declare a major in criminal justice, organizational leadership or international studies, students - including transfer students - must have earned a GPA of at least 2.0 in all prior college work

Courses

  • Arts and Humanities or Social Behavioral Sciences or Foreign Language General Education course (6 credit hours) 
  • Criminal Justice Elective (CRJ 102 Introduction to Corrections or CRJ 215 Introduction to Law Enforcement) 
  • CRJ 202 Issues and Ethics in Criminal Justice 
  • CRJ 204 Criminal Investigations* 
  • CRJ 216 Criminal Law 
  • CRJ 217 Criminal Procedures 
  • ENG 101 Writing I 
  • ENG 102 Writing II 
  • FYE 105 Achieving Academic Success 
  • Heritage General Education course 
  • Humanities General Education course (rec. JUS 231 Race, Gender, and Crime) 
  • JUS 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice* 
  • Natural Sciences General Education course  (must include a laboratory experience**) 
  • Additional Natural Sciences or Quantitative Reasoning General Education course (rec. STA 251 Applied Statistics) 
  • Oral Communications General Education course (rec. COM 181 Basic Public Speaking or COM 252 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication) 
  • OST 105 Introduction to Information Systems (meets digital literacy requirement) 
  • Quantitative Reasoning General Education course (MAT 151 Introduction to Applied Statistics or MAT 161 Statistics and Algebra) 
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences (rec. POL 101 American Government) 
  • Social Behavioral Sciences (rec. PSY 110 Introduction to Psychology)

Notes

  • * It is recommended that students take JUS 101 and CRJ 204 before other CRJ coursework
  • **Credit from a dedicated lab course may be used in Electives
  • At least 25 percent of the approved curriculum for any certificate, diploma or degree must be completed at the student’s home college. 

Updated 2/10/22

S.M.A.R.T. Plan

CRIMINAL JUSTICE TRANSFER PATH WITH CORE CERT - PSYCHOLOGY MINOR - ASSOCIATE IN ARTS DEGREE: 61 Total Credit Hours

Gateway 2NKU Pathway to Bachelor of Arts with Criminal Justice Core Certificate

Completion of the provided curriculum will satisfy the requirements for the Associate in Arts degree at Gateway and leads to the Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice at NKU. 

Degree requirements:

  • Completion of minimum of 60 credit hours 
  • Minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA 
  • Minimum of 15 credit hours earned at the institution awarding the degree 
  • Completion of Cultural Studies course 
  • Demonstration of Digital Literacy 
  • Completion of a College Success requirement

Degree requirements for NKU:

  • Minimum of 45 credit hours must be 300 level or above 
  • Must meet the pre-requisites for each course 
  • Minimum of 20 percent of the total required hours must be taken at NKU

Admission requirements for NKU:

  • Students majoring or minoring in criminal justice must earn at least a C in each course counted as part of the major or minor 
  • At least 24 hours of JUS courses must be earned in residence at NKU 
  • A maximum of 6 hours of JUS 496 may be counted toward the major 
  • Special admission requirements: To declare a major in criminal justice, organizational leadership or international studies, students - including transfer students - must have earned a GPA of at least 2.0 in all prior college work 

Courses

  • Criminal Justice Elective (CRJ 102 Introduction to Corrections or CRJ 215 Introduction to Law Enforcement) 
  • CRJ 202 Issues and Ethics in Criminal Justice 
  • CRJ 204 Criminal Investigations* 
  • CRJ 216 Criminal Law 
  • CRJ 217 Criminal Procedures 
  • ENG 101 Writing I 
  • ENG 102 Writing II 
  • FYE 105 Achieving Academic Success 
  • Heritage General Education course
  • Humanities General Education course (rec. JUS 231 Race, Gender, and Crime) 
  • JUS 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice* 
  • MAT 151 Introduction to Applied Statistics 
  • Natural Sciences General Education course (must include a laboratory experience**) 
  • Additional Natural Sciences or Quantitative Reasoning General Education course (rec. STA 251 Applied Statistics) 
  • Oral Communications General Education course (rec. COM 181 Basic Public Speaking or COM 252 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication) 
  • OST 105 Introduction to Information Systems (meets digital literacy requirement) 
  • PSY 110 Introduction to Psychology 
  • PSY 223 Developmental Psychology 
  • PSY 297 Psychology of Aging 
  • PSY 298 Essentials of Abnormal Psychology 

Notes

  • * It is recommended that students take JUS 101 and CRJ 204 before other CRJ coursework 
  • ** Credit from a dedicated lab course may be used in Electives 
  • At least 25 percent of the approved curriculum for any certificate, diploma or degree must be completed at the student’s home college. 

Updated 2/10/22

S.M.A.R.T. Plan 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE TRANSFER PATH WITH CORE CERT - SOCIOLOGY MINOR - ASSOCIATE IN ARTS DEGREE: 61 Total Credit Hours 

Gateway 2NKU Pathway to Bachelor of Arts with Criminal Justice Core Certificate

Completion of the provided curriculum will satisfy the requirements for the Associate in Arts degree at Gateway and leads to the Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice at NKU. 

Degree requirements:

  • Completion of minimum of 60 credit hours 
  • Minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA 
  • Minimum of 15 credit hours earned at the institution awarding the degree 
  • Completion of Cultural Studies course 
  • Demonstration of Digital Literacy 
  • Completion of a College Success requirement

Degree requirements for NKU:

  • Minimum of 45 credit hours must be 300 level or above 
    Must meet the pre-requisites for each course 
  • Minimum of 20 percent of the total required hours must be taken at NKU

Admission requirements for NKU:

  • Students majoring or minoring in criminal justice must earn at least a C in each course counted as part of the major or minor 
  • At least 24 hours of JUS courses must be earned in residence at NKU 
  • A maximum of 6 hours of JUS 496 may be counted toward the major 
  • Special admission requirements: To declare a major in criminal justice, organizational leadership or international studies, students - including transfer students - must have earned a GPA of at least 2.0 in all prior college work 

Courses

  • COM 181 Basic Public Speaking or COM 252 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication) 
  • Criminal Justice Elective (CRJ 102 Introduction to Corrections or CRJ 215 Introduction to Law Enforcement) 
  • CRJ 202 Issues and Ethics in Criminal Justice 
  • CRJ 204 Criminal Investigations* 
  • CRJ 216 Criminal Law 
  • CRJ 217 Criminal Procedures 
  • ENG 101 Writing I 
  • ENG 102 Writing II 
  • FYE 105 Achieving Academic Success 
  • Heritage General Education course 
  • Humanities General Education course (rec. JUS 231 Race, Gender, and Crime) 
  • JUS 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice* 
  • MAT 151 Introduction to Applied Statistics 
  • Natural Sciences General Education course  (must include a laboratory experience**) 
  • Additional Natural Sciences or Quantitative Reasoning General Education course (rec. STA 251 Applied Statistics) 
  • OST 105 Introduction to Information Systems (meets digital literacy requirement) 
  • SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 
  • SOC 151 Social Interaction or SOC 220 The Community or SOC 230 Deviant Behavior 
  • SOC 235 Inequality in Society or SOC 260 Population Resources and Change 
  • SOC 299 Special Introductory Topics in Sociology 

Notes

  • * It is recommended that students take JUS 101 and CRJ 204 before other CRJ coursework 
  • ** Credit from a dedicated lab course may be used in Electives 
  • At least 25 percent of the approved curriculum for any certificate, diploma or degree must be completed at the student’s home college. 

Updated 2/10/22

S.M.A.R.T. Plan 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE TRANSFER PATH WITH CORE CERT - SPANISH MINOR - ASSOCIATE IN ARTS DEGREE: 63 Total Credit Hours 

Gateway 2NKU Pathway to Bachelor of Arts with Criminal Justice Core Certificate

Completion of the provided curriculum will satisfy the requirements for the Associate in Arts degree at Gateway and leads to the Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice at NKU. 

Degree requirements:

  • Completion of minimum of 60 credit hours 
    Minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA 
  • Minimum of 15 credit hours earned at the institution awarding the degree 
  • Completion of Cultural Studies course 
  • Demonstration of Digital Literacy 
  • Completion of a College Success requirement 

Degree requirements for NKU:

  • Minimum of 45 credit hours must be 300 level or above 
  • Must meet the pre-requisites for each course 
  • Minimum of 20 percent of the total required hours must be taken at NKU

Admission requirements for NKU:

  • Students majoring or minoring in criminal justice must earn at least a C in each course counted as part of the major or minor 
  • At least 24 hours of JUS courses must be earned in residence at NKU 
  • A maximum of 6 hours of JUS 496 may be counted toward the major 
  • Special admission requirements: To declare a major in criminal justice, organizational leadership or international studies, students - including transfer students - must have earned a GPA of at least 2.0 in all prior college work 

Courses

  • COM 181 Basic Public Speaking or COM 252 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication) 
  • Criminal Justice Elective (CRJ 102 Introduction to Corrections or CRJ 215 Introduction to Law Enforcement) 
  • CRJ 202 Issues and Ethics in Criminal Justice 
  • CRJ 204 Criminal Investigations* 
  • CRJ 216 Criminal Law 
  • CRJ 217 Criminal Procedures 
  • ENG 101 Writing I 
  • ENG 102 Writing II 
  • FYE 105 Achieving Academic Success 
  • Heritage General Education course 
  • Humanities General Education course (rec. JUS 231 Race, Gender, and Crime) 
  • JUS 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice* 
  • Natural Sciences General Education course  (must include a laboratory experience**) 
  • Additional Natural Sciences or Quantitative Reasoning General Education course (rec. STA 251 Applied Statistics) 
  • OST 105 Introduction to Information Systems (meets digital literacy requirement) 
  • Quantitative Reasoning General Education course (MAT 151 Introduction to Applied Statistics or MAT 161 Statistics and Algebra) 
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences General Education course (rec. POL 101 American Government)
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences General Education course (rec. PSY 110 Introduction to Psychology) 
  • SPA 101 Elementary Spanish l 
  • SPA 102 Elementary Spanish ll 

Notes

  • * It is recommended that students take JUS 101 and CRJ 204 before other CRJ coursework 
  • ** Credit from a dedicated lab course may be used in Electives 
  • At least 25 percent of the approved curriculum for any certificate, diploma or degree must be completed at the student’s home college. 

Updated 2/10/22

S.M.A.R.T. Plan 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE – JUSTICE TRACK DEGREE: 61-62 Total Credit Hours

Courses

  • COM 181 Basic Public Speaking or COM 252 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication 
  • Criminal Justice Elective (3 credit hours) 
  • Criminal Justice Elective or General Education Elective (6 credit hours) 
  • Criminal Justice Elective (rec. CRJ 102 Introduction to Corrections) 
  • Criminal Justice Elective (rec. CRJ 215 Introduction to Law Enforcement) 
  • CRJ 202 Issues and Ethics in Criminal Justice 
  • CRJ 204 Criminal Investigations 
  • CRJ 216 Criminal Law 
  • CRJ 217 Criminal Procedures 
  • CRJ 295 Criminal Justice Capstone 
  • ENG 101 Writing I 
  • ENG 102 Writing II 
  • Heritage or Humanities
  • General Education course 
  • JUS 101U Introduction to Criminal Justice 
  • Natural Sciences General Education course 
  • OST 105 Introduction to Office Systems (or CIT 105 Introduction to Computers or Competency demonstrated by exam) 
  • POL 101 American Government (or POL 255) 
  • PSY 110 General Psychology 
  • Quantitative Reasoning (rec. MAT 110) 
  • SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 

Notes

  • Students with prior felony/criminal convictions, with domestic violence convictions, being prohibited by law to possess firearms, or having a dishonorable discharge or general discharge under other than honorable conditions, may find it difficult to find employment in the field of criminal justice. 
  • All Criminal Justice students, as part of their last core Criminal Justice class, will be required to take the Criminal Justice Advanced NOCTI exam. 
  • Progression in the program is contingent upon achievement of a grade of C or greater in each technical course and maintenance of a 2.0 cumulative GPA or above (on a 4.0 scale). 
  • At least 25 percent of the approved curriculum for any certificate, diploma or degree must be completed at the student’s home college.

Updated 9/15/21 

S.M.A.R.T. Plan