Criminal Justice Programs & Degrees
To earn a degree at Limestone College, students must meet a General Education requirement. The General Education requirement covers the basic areas of academic study which the College considers essential for a well educated person.

For the Baccalaureate Degree, the requirements include:

  • 12 semester hours in Social Sciences
  • 18 semester hours in Fine Arts and Humanities
  • 13-14 semester hours in Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • 2 semester hours in Physical Education (not required of Extended Campus students)

The Limestone criminal justice program prepares students for entry level positions. Students who are already working in the criminal justice field may find that after completion of this program they may advance to a mid-level position. The Limestone program prepares graduates to work in the criminal justice field and continue their education in graduate studies in the United States.

A. A minimum of 24 semester hours in criminal justice courses, including the following: Criminal Justice 201, 203, 205, 301, 321, 330, 335, 450.

B. A student must take an additional 24 hours of electives with at least 15 in Criminal Justice. General Electives in Criminal Justice must be upper division (300 or higher).

The balance of electives may be taken in the disciplines of Psychology, Sociology, Political Science, Social Work, and Business Administration.

This major requires 3 hours of Writing Intensive Courses.


A minimum of 21 semester hours in criminal justice: Criminal Justice 201, 301, 321,330, and 335.

An additional 6 semester hours of Criminal Justice courses, not to include Criminal Justice 490.

Note: A grade of "C" or better must be earned in all Criminal Justice coursework for a Criminal Justice major or minor.


  • CJ 201 Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • CJ 203 Criminal Law
  • CJ 205 Investigative Methodology in Criminal Justice
  • CJ 301 Principles of Law Enforcement
  • CJ 310 Juvenile Justice
  • CJ 321 Theories of Criminal Justice
  • CJ 325 Ethics in Criminal Justice
  • CJ 330 Corrections
  • CJ 335 American Court Systems and Practices
  • CJ 340W Criminal Procedures
  • CJ 350 Criminal Justice Management
  • CJ 440 Constitutional Law
  • CJ 450W Senior Seminar
  • CJ460 Special Topics in Criminal Justice
  • CJ 490 Internship