Major Snapshot: Criminal Justice

Sample Schedule

Below is an example of what your first year online might look like. At Houghton, we connect you with an advisor that can help design a personalized plan, tailored to your interests and your schedule, that will lead you to success.


Spring (Module 1)

Introduction to Criminal Justice
Conflict Management


Spring (Module 2)

Child Psychopathology
Biblical Literature


Summer (Module 1)

Student Success Seminar
Writing in the Liberal Arts


Summer (Module 2)

Introduction to Christianity
Science and Society


Fall (Module 1)

Humanities I
Introduction to Sociology


Fall (Module 2)

Interpersonal Communication
Organizational Ethics

Degree Requirements

Core courses and electives are paired with Houghton's general education courses, a broad foundation setting you up for success in your career.

Core Requirements

  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Student Success Seminar
  • Statistics
  • Experimental Methods
  • Organizational Ethics
  • Senior Capstone Seminar

Criminal Justice Electives (choose 6 courses)

  • Internship in Criminal Justice
  • Psychology of Personality
  • Conflict Management
  • Social Psychology
  • Child Psychopathology
  • Introduction to Public Policy
  • Criminology
  • Correction, Probation, and Restorative Justice