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Criminal Justice

Director Tracey Steele

Criminal Justice (CRJ) is an interdisciplinary program leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree. The program is designed to develop knowledge of the criminal justice system, theories of criminal behavior, institutions formed to ensure public safety and enforce the law, and the law. Student core competencies will be developed and required in areas of (1) analytical and ethical decision making; (2) the use of technology; (3) methods of collecting and using data; and (4) communicating to diverse people and through diverse media.

Students admitted into the CRJ program must have earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.3 and have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours incuding ENG 101 and 102 with a grade of "C" or higher, plus three other General Education courses from Areas II, III, or IV. Majors are required to complete five criminal justice core requirements, including an internship; three courses each in criminal justice foundation areas of behavior, institutions, and law; and three criminal justice electives.

Degree Requirements-Criminal Justice

Bachelor of Arts Degree
See General EducatioSPLSOCn RSOCequirements
General Education Requirements 56

Required Course:
Area VI: Any approved Liberal Arts College
Component course
   
Core Requirements 20

Required Courses:
PLS 442 4
PLS 210 or SOC 300 4
SOC 306* or URS 410 * 4
SOC 406 (SOC 306 is prerequisite) or URS 411 (URS 410 is prerequisite)

4

SOC 433 4
   
*Class counts for Liberal Arts Research Methods also.  
   
Criminal Justice Foundation Areas 36

12 hours from each area:
Area I: Behavior
PLS 435; SOC 320, 330, 332, 442; URS 450, PSY 311
Area II: Institutions
PLS 322, 341, 344, 445; SOC 350, 422, 432, 457; PLS/URS 321, 345; URS 420
Area III: Law
PLS 340, 342, 343, 431, 436, 437, SOC 422, PHL 414
   
Advanced Criminal Justice Electives 12

12 hours chosen among  300/400 level courses with a minimum of 4 hours at the 400 level.  
PLS 322, 323, 340, 341, 342, 343, 344, 345, 346, 375, 427, 431, 435, 436, 437, 440, 443, 444, 445, 446, 448, 471, 472, 484  
SOC 300, 306, 313, 315, 320, 330, 332, 350, 360, 406, 422, 432, 433, 440, 442, 444, 457, 459  
PLS/URS 321, 345, 346, 427, 446  
GEO 447, 448  
URS 410, 411, 420, 450  
PSY 311; PHL 414  
   
Foreign Language and Research Methods Requirement 24-32

Electives 36-44

Total 192

Minor in Criminal Justice

The criminal justice minor is an interdisciplinary program emphasizing knowledge of the criminal justice system, theories of criminal behavior, law, administration, and policy. Courses are offered by the departments of political science, sociology, and urban affairs and geography. Students admitted into the criminal justice minor must have earned a minimum GPA of 2.3 and completed a minimum of 24 credit hours, including ENG 101 and 102 (with a grade of C or better), HST 101, and any other two General Education courses.


   
Criminal Justice Minor Requirements 36

Core Requirements:
PLS 442 4
SOC 320 or Soc 330 4
SOC 306 or URS 410 4
Foundation Requirements: 24
(Two courses from each area)
Behavior
PLS 435, 448, 472; SOC 231, 313, 315, 320, 330, 332, 442, 459; URS 450, PSY 311, PSY 200 (Incarceration)
Institutions
PLS 341, 344, 443, 445; PLS/URS 321, PLS/URS 345, PLS 212, PLS/URS 446, URS 420; SOC 350, 432, 440, 457
Law
PLS 340, 342, 343, 375, 431, 436, 437, 439, 440; SOC 422; PHL 414
   
Total 36

 
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