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Criminal Justice (B.S.)

Program Requirements for 2015-2016 Catalog Year

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The General Education Program Website is located at http://www.fgcu.edu/general_education

To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.

  1. FGCU General Education Program (http://www.fgcu.edu/general_education/)

  2. Common Prerequisites

    None.

  3. Required Courses in the Major (21 credits*)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    CJL 4064 Constitutional Crim. Procedure (3)
    PLA 1003 Introduction to Law (3)*
    PLA 3116 Legal Research & Writing (3)
    PLA 3277 Torts (3)
    PLA 3428 Contracts (3)
    PLA 3703 Professional Ethics (3)
    PLA 4850 Am. Jurisprudence Capstone (3)
    *This Course is waived for students with an AS in legal studies or paralegal assisting from a Florida public community college. This waiver reduces the total required hours in this category to 18.

  4. Restricted Electives in the Major  (12 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    Select 9 credits from any of the following:
    BUL 3130 Legal & Ethical Enviro of Bus (3)
    BUL 3320 Law & Business I (3)
    HSC 3537 Medical Terminology (3)
    IHS 3112 Legal & Ethical Princ of HC (3)
    MMC 4211 Media Law and Ethics (3)
    3000-4999 course(s)* with any of the following prefixes: CCJ, CJC, CJE, CJJ, CJL, CPO, INR, PAD, PLA, POS, POT, or PUP
    *Courses used to fulfill required courses in the major cannot also be used to fulfill restricted electives.

    Select 3 credits from any of the following:
    PHI 3130 Logic and Disputation (3)
    Any 3000-4999 course with any of the following prefixes: ASL,COM, ENC, or SPC

  5. University Requirements (3 credits)
    IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

  6. Additional Electives (variable)
TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS REQUIRED: 120 HRS

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • Students must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 120 credits.
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • At least 48 of the 120 credits must be in the upper division (3000 -4999).
  • At least 30 of the last 60 credits must be earned at FGCU.
  • Satisfy College-Level Skills, and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfy Service Learning requirement. See www.fgcu.edu/connect/.
  • Completion of the summer course enrollment requirement.
  • Submit an online Application for Graduation via Gulfline by the deadline listed in the FGCU Academic Calendar.