Sep 27, 2021  
2012-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 

Criminal Justice Major

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Distribution Requirements

Humanities and Fine Arts - Total Credits: 9
Two 3-credit courses from two different humanities areas and one three-credit introductory or appreciation course from a fine arts. (See note 5 below)

Life and Physical Sciences and Analytical Thinking - Total Credits: 9-10
Logic (PHIL 102) 3 credits and two courses from the life and physical sciences, at least one of which must be a laboratory course. (See note 5 below)

Recommended Courses That Meet General Education Core Requirements

The Greenspun College of Urban Affairs strongly recommends that students address their General Education Core curriculum requirements through our college. The following classes offered in our college meet graduation requirements.

In addition

Incoming freshmen are strongly encouraged to join a Learning Community (LC) during their first-year at UNLV. A Learning Community is a cohort of students who take coursework together and benefit from the following outcomes: greater course satisfaction, increased interaction between faculty and students, increased understanding of the connections between disciplines, better connections with peers, improved student engagement and involvement on campus, increased satisfaction with the college experience.

Degree Requirements

(See note 1 below)

General Education Requirements

First-Year Seminar - Total Credits: 2-3

English Composition - Total Credits: 6

Second - Year Seminar - Total Credits: 3

Constitutions - Total Credits: 4-6

Mathematics - Total Credits: 3

MATH 120 or higher

Distribution Requirement: Social Science

  • Humanities and Fine Arts - Total Credits: 9


    two 3-credit courses in the humanities and one 3-credit course in Fine Arts


  • Life and Physical Sciences and Analytical Thinking - Total Credits: 9-10

  • and two courses from life and physical sciences category; at least one must be a lab.

Multicultural and International

(see note 5 below)

CRJ Electives - Total Credits: 21

Nine credits must be upper division

Related Areas - Total Credits: 18

Students must consult the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs Student Advising Center for a list of acceptable courses that meet this requirement.

Other Electives - Total Credits: 14-18

 (see note 2 below)

Total Credits: 120


  1. A student may elect to graduate under any one of the following catalogs: the year of admission, the year of graduation, or the year of the latest change of major. The catalog used cannot be more than ten years old at the time of graduation. Requirements for graduation may vary depending on the catalog one uses. If you have questions, consult your advisor.
  2. All criminal justice majors must take a total of at least 42 credits in upper-division (300-400 level) courses, including 27 credits in upper-division criminal justice courses, and at least six successgully completed credits of Other Electives.
  3. Criminal justice majors are required to complete a total of 48 credits in criminal justice. (Of this total, 27 hours must be in upper-division courses.)
  4. Only four physical education activity classes can be applied toward graduation.
  5. Every student must complete a three-credit multicultural course and a three-credit international course. Courses satisfying other requirements may simultaneously satisfy the multicultural and international requirements except one course cannot satisfy both the multicultural and the international requirements.

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