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Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Boise State’s Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree provides students with a broad liberal arts education as well as specific knowledge about the criminal justice system, explanations for crime, and the impact of crime on society. Upon completion, students are prepared for careers in a variety of fields such as law enforcement, court services, corrections, victim services, and research. The degree program includes general education courses, program-specific requirements, and elective coursework on topics such as criminal law, organized crime, criminalistics, and white collar crime. For further information about degree requirements, including how to apply to the major, please consult the links on the right side of this page.

Minor in Criminal Justice

Students from other majors who are interested in criminal justice have the option to complete the 21-credit minor which provides an overview of the criminal justice system including the police, courts, and corrections. Students also complete elective coursework on topics of their choice within criminal justice. For further information about the minor, please consult your catalog year via the Degree Requirements by Catalog Year link on the right.

Criminal Justice Courses

For a list of courses being offered in the current semester, use the Search for Classes feature in your Student Center on your myBoiseState page. While some upper division courses are limited to students who have been admitted to the major, there are several available to minors and students interested in exploring criminal justice.

Our courses are offered in a variety of formats including in-person (day and evening classes available), hybrid, and online. For further information about our online program, please visit the Criminal Justice Online Program webpage.