Sep 27, 2023  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

TSAP in Criminal Justice (B.S.C.J.)

We are excited that you are pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (BSCJ).  You have taken an important step in this process by completing your TSAP Associate of Science degree in Criminal Justice.  We are ready to help you start this leg of your journey.  The Purdue Fort Wayne TSAP on-campus program is designed with you, the learner, in mind. 

At the time you are admitted to the B.S.C.J., you will declare your major with the Department of Criminal Justice and Public Administration.

Program Requirements

  1. Students must complete the TSAP in Criminal Justice for admission to this TSAP program.
  2. No courses beyond the requirements for TSAP A.S. degree are required for admission to the B.S.C.J. program.
  3. Students can choose a minor, if desired.
  4. Students must earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 to meet university graduation requirements.  Students must also earn a grade of C- or higher and an overall minimum GPA of 2.3 in the Criminal Justice core.  
  5. All students in the B.S.C.J. program are expected to meet the same student learning outcomes and program requirements. Additional program requirements exist for all students in the B.S.C.J. 
  6. You are responsible for satisfying the graduation requirements specified for your selected program.  Thus, it is essential that you develop a thorough understanding of the required courses, academic policies and procedures governing your academic career.  All requests for exceptions to specific requirements must be made in writing and may be granted only by written approval from the appropriate chair or dean.
  7. List of Major courses and supporting courses required at PFW (unless specified); total credits in program = 120.

TSAP in Criminal Justice (B.S.C.J.) 2 Year Plan - Ivy Tech  

TSAP in Criminal Justice (B.S.C.J.) 2 Year Plan - VU  

Supporting Courses: Credits 6

College of Liberal Arts Requirements: Credits 33

Introduction to Liberal Arts  3 credits
International Language Requirements*   12 credits
Thematic areas (15 cr.)  
     Gender, Sexuality, Race, and Ethnicity   3 credits
     Conflict and Cooperation  3 credits
     Institutions and Behavior  3 credits
     Regional/Geographic Study  3 credits
     Digital Humanities/Public Humanities  3 credits
Second-semester Writing, Research, and Methods   3 credits

For a list of approved courses for each area, see College of Liberal Arts Thematic Requirements .  


Complete necessary electives to bring program total to 120 credits.