Admission to Upper-division Criminal Justice Standing
The Department of Criminal Justice requires all criminal justice majors to apply for admission to upper-division criminal justice standing. To be admitted to upper-division criminal justice standing, a student must meet the following criteria below prior to enrolling in 300-level and 400-level criminal justice courses with the prerequisite of “upper-division criminal justice standing.” Criminal justice majors enrolling in these upper-division criminal justice courses without approved upper-division will be withdrawn administratively from the courses.
- Admission to Boise State.
- Completion of the following courses with a C- or better in each course: ENGL 101, ENGL 102, UF 100, UF 200, POLS 101, SOC 101, BIOL 100 or BIOL 107 or BIOL 227; MATH 123 or higher; 3-4 credits in DLN; 3 credits in DLV; 3-4 credits in DLL.
- Completion of the following CJ lower-division courses with a C- or better in each course: CJ 101, CJ 102, and CJ 104.
- Cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher at the time of application is required.
- At least 58 credits (including coursework in progress at the time of application).
- Submission of a completed application and current transcript by due date published by the department each semester.
Students transferring into the Criminal Justice program from other institutions will be evaluated by the department chair on an individual basis. Failure to meet the above minimum requirements will result in a delayed entrance into upper-division courses until the deficiencies have been addressed.
Upper-division nonmajors will be permitted to enroll in specific upper-division courses. See department website for a list of these courses.
|Criminal Justice BS|
|Course Number and Title||Credits|
|Foundational Studies Program requirements indicated in bold|
|ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing||3|
|ENGL 102 Intro to College Writing and Research||3|
|UF 100 Intellectual Foundations||3|
|UF 200 Civic and Ethical Foundations||3|
|DLM MATH 123 Quantitative Reasoning or higher||3-4|
|DLN BIOL 100 Concepts of Biology or|
DLN BIOL 107 Introduction to Human Biology or
DLN BIOL 191 General Biology I or
DLN BIOL 227 Human Anatomy and Physiology
|DLN Natural, Physical, and Applied Sciences course in a second field||3-4|
|DLV Visual and Performing Arts||3|
|DLL Literature and Humanities||3-4|
|DLS POLS 101 American National Government||3|
|DLS SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology||3|
|CJ 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice||3|
|CJ 102 Introduction to Police||3|
|CJ 104 Introduction to Corrections||3|
|CJ 315 Theories of Crime||3|
|CJ 317 Juvenile Justice||3|
|CJ 321 Criminal Law||3|
|CID CJ 425 Research Methods||3|
|CJ 426 Statistics||3|
|FF CJ 498 Senior Seminar||3|
|Upper-division criminal justice electives |
A maximum of 3 credits of CJ 493 Internship may be used
|Upper-division electives to total 40 credits||13|
|Electives to total 120 credits||34-37|