Degree requirements

For PSLA students admitted prior to Fall 2016. Students starting Fall 2016 and after should refer to the requirements listed here.

required core courses: 24 credits

  • CRJ 501 Seminar in Criminal Justice
  • CRJ 510 Criminal Justice Planning & Program Evaluation
  • CRJ 511 Applied Data Analysis
  • CRJ 516 Seminar in Criminal Justice Organization & Management
  • PAF 503 Public Affairs
  • PAF 506 Public Budgeting & Finance
  • PAF 507 Public Human Resource Management
  • PAF 508 Organization Behavior

elective courses: 3 credits
(choose 1 course from below)

  • CRJ 512 Seminar in Policing
  • CRJ 513 Seminar in Courts & Sentencing
  • CRJ 514 Seminar in Corrections
  • CRJ 518 Seminar on Race/Ethnicity, Crime and Justice
  • CRJ 521 Seminar on the Nature of Crime
  • PAF 522 Public Labor Relations
  • PAF 531 Community Conflict Resolution
  • PAF 574 Diversity, Ethics & Leading Public Change
  • Other CRJ or PAF 400- or 500-level course with advisor approval

culminating experience: 3 hours
(must be taken during final semester)

  • PAF 509 Public Affairs Capstone