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CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Program Requirements:

At the undergraduate level, the Criminal Justice Program offers the Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice. This degree program is designed to provide preservice and inservice students with a broad educational background in all aspects of the criminal justice field. The Bachelor of Science degree program is described below:

MAJOR: The major in criminal justice consists of at least 36 hours (but not more than 50 hours will count toward the BS degree) ENGL 210 and ETHS 360 are additional requirements. Students must also satisfy Fairmount College requirements (including the foreign language requirement) and the University requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree. Students must complete 21 hours of core courses and 15 hours of electives (there is a maximum of 6 hours total allowed in 481 and/or 483) . Students may take 14 additional credit hours (general electives) beyond the 36 hours required for the major (for a total of 50 hours).

MINOR: The minor in criminal justice consists of at least 18 hours of criminal justice courses and must include CJ 191 and two of the following: CJ 391, 392, 394, and 593.

CJ 191 IS THE PREREQUISITE FOR ALL CRIMINAL JUSTICE COURSES. COURSES NUMBERED 600 AND ABOVE REQUIRE A MINIMUM OF EITHER 15 HOURS OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE COURSES, OR JUNIOR, SENIOR, OR GRADUATE STANDING.

CORE COURSES (21 HOURS):

CJ 598 must be taken in the last two semesters of study. All other core courses must be completed BEFORE enrolling in CJ 598. English 210 and ETHS 360 are additional requirements.

CJ 191 - Introduction to Criminal Justice
CJ 391 - Corrections
CJ 392 - Law Enforcement
CJ 394 - Courts & Judicial Systems

CJ 407 - Introduction to Research Methods
CJ 593 - Crime Causation & Criminal Justice Policy
CJ 598 - Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice

 

ELECTIVE COURSES (15 HOURS):


CJ 310 - Community-Based Corrections 
CJ 315 - Criminal Law 
CJ 320 - Criminal Procedure 
CJ 341 - Scientific Crime Detection 
CJ 343 - Special Investigations 
CJ 351 - The Victim in Criminal Justice
CJ 353 - Organized & White Collar Crime
CJ 381 - Special Topics 
CJ 393 - Serial Killers 
CJ 401 - Managment of the Criminal Justice Agency 
CJ 420 - Criminal Evidence 
CJ 451 - International Criminal Justice 
CJ 453 - Crime Prevention
CJ 481 - Cooperative Education (1-4) * 
CJ 483 - Directed Study (1-3) * 
CJ 501 - Integrity in Public Service
CJ 515 - Sex Crimes
CJ 516 - Profiling
CJ 517 - Homicide Investigations
CJ 518 - Criminal Justice & Crime in Film
CJ 541 - Medical & Legal Aspects of Death Investigation
CJ 551 - Workshop in Criminal Justice (1-3)

CJ 600 - Forensic Anthropology
CJ 610 - Correctional Counseling
CJ 641 - Forensic Psychiatry
CJ 643 - Forensic Science
CJ 651 - Dispute Resolution
CJ 652 - Juvenile Justice

CJ 692 - Community Policing
CJ 783 - Advance Special Topics
CJ 797 - Program Evaluation & Policy Analysis

 

* THERE IS A MAXIMUM OF 6 HOURS TOTAL ALLOWED IN EITHER CJ 481, OR CJ 483.

ETHS 360 & ENGL 210 are additional requirements for the CJ Major.


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