Interdisciplinary Studies: Criminal Justice Leadership, B.A.

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Minimum Total Credit Hours: 120

Major Hours: 30

Overall GPA - Combined and OU: 2.00

Major GPA - Combined and OU: 2.00

Program Code: B578

This program is offered by online delivery.

Major Requirements

A grade of “C” or higher must be earned in each course presented for major credit.

Program Core
LSIS 3013Effective Communication3
LSIS 3053Digital Literacy & Data Analysis3
LSIS 3953Critical Inquiry in Interdisciplinary Studies3
LSIS 4033Innovative Problem-Solving3
LSIS 4953Portfolio in Interdisciplinary Studies3
Major Core
LSCJ 3203Criminal Justice Administration3
LSCJ 3223American Judicial Processes3
LSCJ 4243Police and Policing3
LSAL 3113Leadership in Organizations3
LSAL 3133Conflict Resolution3
Total Credit Hours30
Students must demonstrate computer proficiency which includes the competent use of a variety of software and networking applications. Please consult your academic advisor for courses to fulfill this requirement.

General Education and College Requirements

Courses taken to fulfill the University General Education Requirements must be chosen from the approved General Education course list published in the Class Schedule or at

Core Area I: Symbolic & Oral Communication (9-19 hours)
English Composition
ENGL 1113Principles of English Composition3
or LSTD 1113 Interdisciplinary Composition I
ENGL 1213Principles of English Composition3
or LSTD 1133 Interdisciplinary Composition II
Mathematics: Choose one course3
Language 10-10
Core Area II: Natural Science (minimum 7 hours)
Choose two courses from different disciplines, including 1 laboratory component7
Core Area III: Social Science (6 hours)
P SC 1113American Federal Government3
or LSTD 1333 Government in the United States
Additional Social Science course3
Core Area IV: Arts and Humanities (12 hours)
Artistic Forms: Choose one course3
Western Culture: Choose one course3
U.S. History
HIST 1483United States to 18653
or HIST 1493 United States, 1865 to the Present
or LSTD 1153 A History of the United States
World Culture: Choose one course3
Core Area V: First Year Experience (3 hours)
Choose one course3
Total Credit Hours37-47

Students who have completed two years of high school language are exempt from the general education language requirement. If this requirement is waived, a few hours of General Education electives may be needed to achieve the required 40 hour minimum.

Free Electives

Electives to bring total applicable hours to the minimum total required for the degree including 40 upper-division hours.


This plan shows one possible grouping of courses that would allow students to graduate in four years. Please refer to the front of the degree checksheet for official requirements. Students must consult with College of Professional & Continuing Studies academic advisers to verify that courses selected each semester fulfill the recommended plan and satisfy university, College of Professional & Continuing Studies, and major requirements.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
LSTD 1113 Interdisciplinary Composition I 3
LSTD 1153 A History of the United States 3
LSTD 2023 Strategies for Success 3
First Year Experience (Core V) 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
LSTD 1133 Interdisciplinary Composition II 3
LSTD 1333 Government in the United States 3
LSTD 1053 Mathematics in Liberal Studies 3
LSTD 1003 Introduction to Interdisciplinary Study 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
First Semester
LSTD 1313 What in the World are the Social Sciences? 3
LSTD 2533 Science as a Process 3
LSTD 2033 Writing for Success 3
Language I (Core I) 5
Free Elective 1
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
Language II (Core I) 5
Science with Lab Component (Core II) 4
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
First Semester
LSIS 3013 Effective Communication 3
LSAL 3113 Leadership in Organizations 3
LSCJ 3203 Criminal Justice Administration 3
Western Culture (Core IV) 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
LSAL 3133 Conflict Resolution 3
LSIS 3053 Digital Literacy & Data Analysis 3
LSIS 4033 Innovative Problem-Solving 3
Artistic Forms (Core IV) 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
First Semester
LSIS 3953 Critical Inquiry in Interdisciplinary Studies 3
LSCJ 3223 American Judicial Processes 3
LSCJ 4243 Police and Policing 3
World Culture (Core IV) 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
LSIS 4953 Portfolio in Interdisciplinary Studies 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours120