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Degree Requirements

The Criminal Justice program requirements include:




CRJU 2600

Crime Scene Investigation 4 s.h.

CRJU 2620

Criminal Law  4 s.h.

CRJU 2900

Special Topics in Criminal Justice 4 s.h.

CRJU 3000

Juvenile Justice 4 s.h.

CRJU 3100

American Systems of Corrections 4 s.h.

CRJU 3110

American Policing 4 s.h.

CRJU 3330

Research Methods in Criminal Justice 4 s.h.

CRJU 3440

Applied Research Methods 4 s.h.

CRJU 3600

Theories of Criminology 4 s.h.

CRJU 4200

Ethics and Justice 4 s.h.

CRJU 4550

Criminal Justice Policy 4 s.h.

CRJU 4600

Alternatives to Justice 4 s.h.

CRJU 4990

Comprehensive Assessment 0 s.h.

KING 4020

Outcomes Assessment at King (OAK) 0 s.h.

Total number:

48 s.h.

You must take at least 48 semester hours at King University and a total of 124 semester hours (including transfer credit) to receive a bachelor’s degree from King.

Principles of Criminal Justice (CRJU 1500) is a required course in the Criminal Justice program. It is recommended that students take Principles of Criminal Justice or an introductory course transferred in from another school prior to entering the program. If a student intending to major in Criminal Justice has not completed Principles of Criminal Justice prior to matriculation or prior to entering the Criminal Justice major, he/she is required to complete it within the first two semesters of enrollment in the major. 

Transfer Credit

Prior to graduation, all Graduate & Professional Studies undergraduate students must complete at least 30 semester hours of general education courses that include at least one course in each of the following:

  • Composition
  • College Mathematics
  • Science (with a laboratory)
  • Religion or psychology or sociology or anthropology or intermediate foreign language
  • History or political science or economics
  • Humanities:  literature or art or fine art or music or theatre

To reach the remainder of the 30 hours:

Any course(s) in the liberal arts and sciences

If you are not able to transfer all of your general education requirements or electives, many of these courses are offered through our Pathway program that you may take during or after your bachelor’s program.

Total semester hours required to earn a King University bachelor degree:

  • 124 including general education, major and elective credits.

For questions concerning qualified transfer credit, please work with your Enrollment Counselor.  

You must take at least 48 semester hours to receive a bachelor's degree from King University.

Prior college work:

  • You must complete at least 45 semester hours of prior college coursework.
  • This may be completed at another accredited college or university.
  • You may also complete the required coursework in the Pathway program at King University.

Note: The program is full time and is designed so a student with 76 credit hours of work completed at an accredited college will graduate in four semesters.


Prior to graduation from King, a comprehensive general education assessment test is required. A pass or fail test, the Outcomes Assessment at King (OAK) becomes available in your student portal upon entering your last semester of classes. The OAK is comprised of 75 general education questions.