The department of Criminology and Criminal Justice is located in the College of Arts
and Sciences where students may obtain:
- A major in Criminology and Criminal Justice;
- A minor in Criminology and Criminal Justice; or
- University Honors with an emphasis in Criminology and Criminal Justice
- Departmental Honors Program
The 2013-14 Undergraduate Bulletin has information about admission requirements, majors, departments, course descriptions, degree planning, and other information. If you would like to see a typical four-year
plan, click here.
Students may apply on-line for admission to Undergraduate Programs at the University
of Memphis by completing an application at: http://apply.memphis.edu. Students may also contact the University of Memphis for regular application forms.
A listing of undergraduate courses in Criminology and Criminal Justice is provided
below. The structure of the major, minor, and honors degree are also outlined. Please
contact the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice if you have other questions
about our degree programs.
Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
311 McCord Hall
The University of Memphis
Memphis, Tennessee 38152
(901) 678-5279 (FAX)
The Major (36 hours)
Completion of 36 semester hours of criminology and criminal justice including CJUS
1100, 2101, 3130, 3540 and 4110, plus 21 additional hours in criminology and criminal justice, of which at least 15 hours must
be at the upper-division level. Students will be allowed no more that 6 hours of credit
toward the degree in non-classroom courses such as internships and individual directed
Electives may be chosen to bring the total number of hours to 120.
Majors who have completed at least 55 hours of coursework (with at least 9 hours in
Criminology & Criminal Justice) and have a 3.25 or higher departmental and overall
grade point average are invited to apply for admissions to the department’s honors
program. Students who are admitted must complete 15 hours of honors coursework in
the Department, with at least 9 hours being upper division criminal justice courses.
Honor students must maintain a grade point average of at least 3.25. Students who
complete the program and the regular college requirement will be recognized at the
commencement ceremony by having their degrees conferred “With Honors in Criminology
and Criminal Justice.” The student’s diploma and the official record at The University
of Memphis will also reflect this accomplishment.
Completion of 18 hours in criminal justice courses including CJUS 1100, 2101, 3540,
and 9 additional hours in Criminology and Criminal Justice courses.