What is the nature and extent of crime? How will law enforcement deal with the new typologies of crime that appear? What are the consequences for record numbers of inmates in a corrections system bulging at the seams? Has Homeland Security effectively created a safer environment in a post 9/11 world?
The Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice program examines these and other questions about the scientific study of criminal behaviors in their complex sociological settings. You’ll study the components of the American criminal justice systems, including the Constitution; police; corrections and the courts; crime categories; statistical patterns and trends; the pragmatic analysis of various institutions; and critical issues within our social, legal and penal systems.
This program is perfect for students looking to start a career in the criminal justice field or for seasoned professionals looking to advance their careers.
Students with degrees in criminal justice go on to work in law enforcement, the court system, corrections, teaching and security. Students also become social scientists, forensic experts, city planners, and leaders in policy analysis and public administration.
Graduation Requirements–Bachelor Degrees
All courses taken in the major program must be passed with a grade equivalent of “C” or higher. Courses may be used to fulfill both major and general education requirements.
|CJCU 250||Introduction to the Administration of Criminal Justice||3|
|CJCU 465||Management in Criminal Justice Organizations||3|
|CJCU 380||Correctional Systems||3|
|CJCU 403||Police and Society||3|
|POSU 344||Constitutional Rights||3|
|POSU 240||Introduction to Law||3|
|SOCU 301||Social Research Design||3|
|SOCU 420||Sociology of Deviant Behavior||3|
|SOCU 450||Social and Political Theory||3|
|SSCU 494||Social Science Capstone Course||3|
|CJCU 430||Applied Criminology||3|
|CJCU 436||Community Corrections and Alternative Sentences||3|
|CCJCU 438||Mental Health Issues in Society||3|
|CJCU 411||Gangs and Gang Behavior||3|
Major Electives (3-6 credits. A maximum of one elective course may be lower division.)
The exact number of elective credits depends on the credit requirements (9 or 12) of a student’s selected concentration. Thus, if a student selects a concentration that has a 12 credit requirement, then the student will take one (1) elective course. Students may choose from criminal justice, organizational leadership, political science, psychology, social science, or sociology courses.