Criminal Justice/Sociology IDEAL Programs

These degree programs are offered via distance learning (IDEAL) and are available to adult learners in the military, police departments, and corrections facilities. The courses are delivered electronically with contact hours where practical and feasible.

Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in these fields are the same except that the student is required to take MTH 160, Introduction to Statistics, and no other mathematics course. In addition, the student must complete the intermediate level of proficiency (second year) in any foreign language.

Major Requirements for Sociology/Criminal Justice (IDEAL) Program

In addition to the general education courses, the following courses are required:

  Semester Hours
CRJ 301, Criminal Justice 3
CRJ 304/SOC 304, Police in America 3
CRJ 340/SOC 340, Juvenile Delinquency and Justice 3
CRJ 375/SOC 375, Corrections 3
CRJ 387, Criminal Law 3
CRJ 407, Courts and Trials 3
SOC 101, Introduction to Sociology 3
SOC 216, Criminology 3
SOC 317, American Minorities 3
SOC 470, Research Methods 3
Electives (select four courses from the following)  
CRJ 329/SOC 329, Drugs and Substance Abuse  
CRJ 352, Criminal Investigation  
CRJ 445, Criminal Justice Internship  
CRJ 488, Criminal Procedure  
PSY 200, Effective Behavior  
PSY 219, Social Psychology or  
SOC 309, Society and the Individual  
SOC 306, Marriage and the Family 12
Total 42

Major Requirements for Sociology/Criminal Justice (IDEAL) Program for Law Enforcement Professionals

In addition to the general education courses, the following courses are required:

  Semester Hours
CRJ 301, Criminal Justice 3
CRJ 304/SOC 304, Police in America 3
CRJ 340/SOC 340, Juvenile Delinquency and Justice 3
CRJ 375/SOC 375, Corrections 3
CRJ 387, Criminal Law 3
CRJ 407, Courts and Trials 3
SOC 101, Introduction to Sociology 3
SOC 216, Criminology 3
SOC 317, American Minorities 3
SOC 470, Research Methods 3
Electives (select four courses from the following)  
BSA 305, Principles of Management  
CRJ 329/SOC 329, Drugs and Substance Abuse  
CRJ 352, Criminal Investigation  
CRJ 445, Criminal Justice Internship  
CRJ 488, Criminal Procedure  
PSY 200, Effective Behavior  
POS 215, American National Government  
PSY 219, Social Psychology  
SOC 306, Marriage and the Family¬†  
SOC 309, Society and the Individual 12-13
Total 42-43

Major Requirements for Sociology/Criminal Justice (IDEAL) Program for Corrections Professionals (officers presently working in the field of corrections)

In addition to the general education courses, the following courses are required:

  Semester Hours
CRJ 301, Criminal Justice 3
CRJ 303/SOC 303, Community Corrections 3
CRJ 340/SOC 340, Juvenile Delinquency and Justice 3
CRJ 375/SOC 375, Corrections 3
CRJ 387, Criminal Law 3
CRJ 407, Courts and Trials 3
SOC 101, Introduction to Sociology 3
SOC 216, Criminology 3
SOC 317, American Minorities 3
SOC 470, Research Methods 3
Electives (select four courses from the following)  
BSA 305, Principles of Management or  
SOC 309, Society and the Individual  
CRJ 329/SOC 329, Drugs and Substance Abuse  
CRJ 445, Criminal Justice Internship  
PSY 219, Social Psychology  
PSY 200, Effective Behavior  
PSY 305, Abnormal Psychology  
SOC 306, Marriage and the Family 12
Total 42