Undergraduate Major

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Requirements
 
The major in Criminal Justice requires the completion of a minimum of 36 major credits.  The Criminal Justice program's foundation consists of a major core of 24 credits to provide the undergraduate with a thorough understanding of criminal behavior and the entire criminal justice system.
  • CJ 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • CJ 120 Crime and Criminal Behavior
  • CJ 201 Criminal Law
  • CJ 253 Ethics
  • CJ 381 Research Methods in Criminal Justice

Choose 3 of the following:

  • CJ 200 Constitutional Law
  • CJ 220 Introduction to Corrections
  • CJ 230 Introduction to Law Enforcement
  • CJ 251 Criminal Courts and Discretion
  • CJ 270 Issues and Problems in Criminal Justice

Elective Course Requirements

A 12-credit sequence is required for all students. No specific courses are required. The course of study is created by the student, in consultation with an advisor.

Corrections Courses

  • CJ 213 Probation and Parole
  • CJ 216 Juvenile Justice
  • CJ 220 Introduction to Corrections
  • CJ 223 Interviewing and Counseling
  • CJ 390 Internship

Law Enforcement Courses

  • CJ 230 Introduction to Law Enforcement
  • CJ 231 Criminal Investigation
  • CJ 232 Police-Community Relations
  • CJ 235 Law of Evidence
  • CJ 239 Police Administration and Supervision
  • CJ 390 Internship

Security Courses

  • CJ 240 Introduction to Security
  • CJ 243 Private Security Law
  • CJ 247 Security Administration
  • CJ 248 Introduction to Fraud Examination
  • CJ 390 Internship

Required Supporting Courses

  • CS 100 Introduction to Information Technology
  • MA 131 Statistics for Decision Making

**MA 131 may be used to satisfy core requirements. Students must achieve a "C" or better in this course.

Course Sequence

Freshman Year

Fall

  • EN 110 Academic Writing 
    or
  • CA 101 Effective Communications
  • HICC 101 Human Journey: Hist. Paths to Civilzations
    or
  • ENCC 102 Literary Expression of the Human Journey
  • Elective from Core
  • MA 101 Modern College Mathematics I
  • CJ 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • IL 101 To be taken during the fall or spring of first year

Spring

  • CA 101 Effective Communications
    or
  • EN 110 Academic Writing
  • ENCC 102 Literary Expression of the Human Journey
    or
  • HICC 101 Human Journey: Hist. Paths to Civilization
  • CJ 120 Crime and Criminal Behavior
  • Elective from Core
  • Elective from Core

Sophomore Year

Fall 

  • CC 103 The Human Community: Indiv. & Society
    or
  • The Human Community & Scientific Discovery
  • Elective from Core
  • Natural or Physical Science
  • Criminal Justice Elective
  • MA 102 Modern College Mathematics II

Spring

  • PHCC 104 or RSCC 104 The Human Search for Truth, Justice & the Common Good
  • CJ 201 Criminal Law
  • CJ Required Course (1 from CJ choices)
  • Elective from Core
  • CS 100 Introduction to Information Technology

Junior Year

Fall

  • CJ Required Course (1 from CJ choices)
  • CJ 253 Ethics
  • PH 101 Intro. to Problems of Philosophy
  • RS 101 Intro. to Study of Religion
  • Free Elective

Spring

  • CJ Required Course (1 from CJ choices)
  • MA 131 Statistics for Decision Making
  • Free Elective
  • Free Elective
  • Free Elective 

Senior Year

Fall

  • CJ 381 Research Methods in Criminal Justice
  • CJ 390 Criminal Justice Internship or Criminal Justice Elective
  • CJ 390 Criminal Justice Internship or Criminal Justice Elective
  • Free Elective
  • Free Elective

Spring

  • Criminal Justice Elective
  • Free Elective
  • Free Elective
  • Free Elective
  • Free Elective