College of Arts & Sciences
Curriculum

The Criminal Justice Program offers a program of study which can lead to professional careers in law enforcement, courts, corrections, police, and other areas relating to crime and justice. The major in criminal justice is designed to give students a broad understanding of the operation of the criminal  justice system. Graduates from the program may pursue careers in criminal justice, law enforcement, courts, and corrections or undertake graduate professional degrees in areas such as criminology and criminal justice. A series of internships are offered in both federal, state, and municipal agencies.
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In addition to fulfilling the core and credit requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences, degree candidates must complete 48 credits (as follows) and earn a minimum overall GPA of 2.0:

Unit I Required Courses (12 Credits)

ANTH 1202
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3
CRIM 2612
The Criminal Justice System in Modern America
3
PSYC 1101
Introduction to Psychology
3
SOCI 1101
Introduction to Sociology
3

Unit II Intermediate Required Courses (9 Credits)
CRIM 2616
Criminology 3
CRIM 3550
Criminology Theory
3
CRIM 2910
CRIM 3120
Research Methodology   -or-
Qualitative Methods of Criminal Justice Research
3

Unit III Criminal Justice Electives (18 Credits)
  Complete six courses from the following:
 
CRIM 2613
Victimology 3
CRIM 2614
Police in Modern Society 3
CRIM 2615
Penology 3
CRIM 2617
Juvenile Delinquency
3
CRIM 2618
Community Supervision
3
CRIM 2619
Prosecution and Adjudication 3
CRIM 2912
Criminal Justice Administration and Management
3
CRIM 2913
2915-2916
2918-2920
Special Issues in Criminal Justice 3
CRIM 3310
Violent Crime
3
CRIM 3894
Criminal Justice Co-Op I
3
CRIM 3895
Criminal Justice Co-Op II
3
CRIM 3896
Criminal Justice Co-Op III
3
CRIM 4400
Homicide
3
CRIM 5986-5987
Special Theoretical Issues in Criminal Justice
3
CRIM 5988 Senior Seminar 3

Unit IV Extra Program Electives (9 Credits)

Students are to select three of the following courses, with no more than two courses selected from the same department.

AFAM 3311
Public Institutions and the African-American
3
ANTH 1210
Culture and Communication 3
ANTH 1215
Race, Racism and the Meanings of Human Difference 3
POLS 2122 Public Administration 3
POLS 2229
Introduction to U.S. Law 3
PSYC 2214
Abnormal Psychology 3
SOCI 2314
Formal Organizations
3
SOCI 2515
Majority-Minority Relations
3
SOWK 1314
(AFAM 1518)
Social Work and the Law
3

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