Major in Criminal Justice

The Criminal Justice Program is an interdisciplinary study designed to prepare students with essential knowledge, critical thinking abilities, and skills in law enforcement, the courts, corrections, juvenile justice criminal behavior, and institutional corrections. The Criminal Justice Program is administered through the Department of Behavioral Sciences. The curriculum is designed to provide students with a broad perspective of crime and criminal justice. Students completing this program of study will be granted a Bachelor of Science degree.

Degree Requirements

Course of Study for a B.S. Major in Criminal Justice

Program Coordinator: Stark Davis

I. Liberal Arts Core Requirements

34 hours

Listed in this catalog under Academics: "General Education Display"

Limit III. A. Behavioral Sciences to SOC 241 General Sociology

   

II. Major Core Requirements

51 hours

CJU 210

Introduction to Criminal Justice System

3

CJU 310

Police and Law Enforcement

3

CJU 320

Criminal Investigation

3

CJU 330

Correctional Systems

CJU 350

Juvenile Justice

3

CJU 410

Criminal Justice Theories (W)

3

CJU 480

Capstone in Criminal Justice

3

CJU 497

Internship

3

POL 231

American Government I

3

POL 385

Fundamentals of Criminal Law (W)

3

POL 389

American Civil Liberties

3

PSY 210

General Psychology

3

PSY 218

Abnormal Psychology (W)

3

SOC 240

Crime and Delinquency

3

SWK 252

Human Behavior in Social Environment II

3

SWK 405

Methods of Social & Behavioral Research I

3

SWK 330

Crisis Intervention

3



III. Electives (including additional Bible):

41 hours

(Recommended Courses)

 

ACC 438/538

Fraud Examination

 3

CJU/MIS 328

Computer Forensics  

 3

CJU 380

Criminal Behavior and Profiling

 3

CJU 499A

Special Topics in Criminal Justice

 3

MGT 241

Principles of Management

 3

BIO 299C/399D

Substance Abuse

 3

PSY 350

Forensic Psychology 

 3

SWK 341

Child Welfare I

 3