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Criminal Justice Curriculum

This program is designed to help in transforming public concern about crime into meaningful social action. Students acquire the broad educational base in the social sciences needed for work in the justice system through general college degree requirements, a strong interdisciplinary criminal justice program, and opportunities for related field experience.

Emphasis is given to the interrelated components of the justice process: social conditions, law enforcement, courts, community-based programs, and corrections.

Required Courses:

CRJ 1010: Introduction to Criminal Justice
CRJ 2700: Penology
CRJ 2820: Due Process
CRJ 3020: Police Administration
CRJ/SOC 3311: Criminology (W course)
MAT 2090: Statistical Methods

PSC 1010: Introduction to Politics
OR
PSY 1010: Introductory Psychology
OR
SOC 1010: Introductory Sociology

Electives: At least seven courses for a minimum of 21 credits, selected as follows:
At least two courses totaling 6 credits must be at the 3000 level or above. For a course to count as an elective, it must be at least 3 credits, 6 credit courses count as one 3 credit course. At least three elective courses must have the CRJ (Criminal Justice), or others may be chosen from the list below:

Any CRJ course
ECO 3250: Law and Economics
HMS 2010 Chemical Dependency: Treatment and Rehabilitation
HMS 3010: Management of Human Service Agencies
HMS-PSY 3300: Basic Counseling Techniques
PHR 1006: Ethics
PHR 2050: Justice in America
PSC 1040: American Government and Politics
PSC 2020; State and Local Government and Politics
PSC 3040: American Courts and the Law (W course)
PSC 3050: International Law and World Politics
PSY 3140: Abnormal Psychology
SOC-ANT 2010: Social Inequality
SOC 2230: Power, Institutions, and Social Reproduction


In addition to the required number of credits needed to complete the major, all students must also fulfill the general degree requirements in order to graduate.