Criminal Justice

Bachelors of Arts

DescriptionDegree Requirements

The Department of Criminal Justice offers challenging coursework, hands-on learning opportunities, and community-based internships that will help you build your leadership, communication, and collaborative skills.

You’ll learn the theoretical, practical, and empirical aspects of criminal justice from faculty members who are leaders and professionals in their fields and are dedicated to helping you excel in your studies.

When you graduate, you will be well-prepared for a rewarding career in law enforcement, corrections, or social/rehabilitative services within the criminal justice system or for graduate school, where you can advance your education in fields including criminology, criminal justice, and law.

Degree Requirements

Credits

CJ 1010 The Criminal Justice System 3
CJ 1050 Emerging Technology in Criminal Justice (TECO) 3
CJ 2040 Criminal Adjudication 3
CJ 2070 Corrections 3
CJ 3050 The Law Enforcement Environment 3
CJ 3090 Criminology 3
CJ 3150 Society, Ethics, and the Law (DICO) (INCO) 3
CJ 4400 Research Methods in Criminal Justice 3
CJ 4800 Criminal Justice Seminar (WRCO) 3
SO 2220 Foundations of Sociology (DICO) 3
Part A – complete one major elective from the following: 3-4
AN 3600 Forensic Anthropology
CJ 3000 Criminal Investigation
CJ 3010 Forensic Science
CJ 3030 Forensic Science Laboratory
CJ 3040 Race, Class, Crime, and Justice
CJ 3080 Juvenile Delinquency
CJ 3250 Management and Planning in Criminal Justice
CJ 3300 Criminal Law in Literature
CJ 3400 Homeland Security
CJ 3500 Women and Crime
CJ 3710 Topics in Criminal Justice
IS 4360 Cultural Diversity and American Society (DICO) (INCO)
PO 3630 Constitutional Law: Civil Liberties
SO 3080 Juvenile Delinquency
SO 3180 Sociology of Deviance (DICO)
SO 3370 Sociology of Race and Ethnicity
SO 3380 Drugs and Society (INCO)
Part B – complete one major elective from the following: 3
CJ 3040 Race, Class, Crime, and Justice
CJ 3500 Women and Crime
IS 4360 Cultural Diversity and American Society (DICO) (INCO)
SO 3180 Sociology of Deviance (DICO)
SO 3370 Sociology of Race and Ethnicity
Quantitative Reasoning in the Discipline Connection – complete one of the following: 3
CJ 2350 Statistics for Criminal Justice (QRCO)
MA 2300 Statistics I (QRCO)
MA 2350 Statistics for Criminal Justice (QRCO)
General Education
EN 1200 Composition 3
IS 1111 The First Year Seminar: Critical Thinking and the Nature of Inquiry 3
MA Mathematics Foundations 3
CTDI Creative Thought Directions 6
PPDI Past and Present Directions 6
SIDI Scientific Inquiry Directions 6-8
SSDI Self and Society Directions 6
WECO Wellness Connection 3
Foreign language (GACO) 6
Electives 39-36
The foreign language requirement for all BA degrees calls for 0-6 credits: one year of one language (6 credits); or one 3000/4000 level world language course (3 credits); or being a native speaker of a language other than English (zero credit). American Sign Language I and II fulfill this requirement; however, American Sign Language does not satisfy the Global Awareness Connection.
Several of the Major Electives have prerequisites; see their course description for details.

*All course information is from the 2016-2017 Catalog.

 

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