Criminal Justice

Program

BS & BA in Criminal Justice

The Criminal Justice major is offered for students who wish to pursue a career in our nation's criminal justice system: policing, private security, probation, parole, institutional corrections, juvenile justice, or court administration.

Required courses:

  • CJ 205: Intro to CJ
  • CJ 210: Deviance and Crime
  • CJ 342: Criminal Law - OR - CJ 380: Courts
  • CJ 360: Corrections
  • CJ 370: The Police
  • CJ 410: Juvenile Justice
  • Soc 105: Introduction to Sociology (may be used to fulfill GenEd. requirements)
  • Soc 235: Research Methods
  • Soc 344: Statistics
  • CJ 450: Senior Seminar (CJ topic)
  • Soc 438: Minority and Ethnic Group Relations
  • Soc 230: Social Problems
  • Soc 327: Human Behavior in the Social Environment

Plus 2 CJ electives from:

  • CJ 354: Forensics
  • CJ 420: International Crime and Justice
  • CJ 301: Special Topics -CJ Ethics
  • CJ 496: Internship
  • Psyc 320: Psychology and the Law

If students want a B.A. in Criminal Justice, they are required to take two semesters of a foreign language.