The criminal justice program supports the mission of Tusculum by providing students an opportunity to prepare for careers in the field of criminal justice.

Students will explore topics through coursework in the areas of justice studies, criminology, the court system and corrections.

Specific areas to the field, including juvenile delinquency, law enforcement, ethical decision making and research methods for justice studies, are addressed through coursework.

This major includes coursework from other majors and provides students with a broad spectrum of concepts and information.

The Criminal Justice major requires 9 three-credit hour in criminal justice classes, 3 credit hours of math required in the general education core, and 18 credit hours chosen from a list of electives.

Students choose electives in criminal justice and allied fields (e.g., political science, psychology, sociology, business). Students will also complete up to 35 hours in Tusculum’s general education core that will contribute to the 120 credit hours required for graduation.

The Criminal Justice minor requires 15 semester hours of coursework.

The minor has two required courses, and students may select the remaining 9 hours from a selection of 10 different Criminal Justice courses.

For more information regarding course requirements, please refer to the Tusculum University Catalog.