Wichita State University, a forerunner in criminal justice education, was the fourth institution in the United States to offer college course work in police science. Since its beginning in 1934 as a police program, it has broadened its scope to include the total criminal justice system. Criminal Justice students may participate in cooperative education and internship programs which provide related employment opportunities with local and federal criminal justice agencies.
The Criminal Justice Student Association (CJSA) provides networking opportunities to members by bringing speakers to campus and scheduling tours of various agencies. Students interested in Criminal Justice might consider combining the degree with study in investigative reporting/journalism. Other related programs include medical technology, the laboratory sciences or, for working in corrections, psychology and sociology.
Students who have completed course work after August 1, 1989, from the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office, the Wichita Police Department Training Academy or the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center, may receive academic credit for the Detention Deputy Training course or the Law Enforcement Basic Training course.
To request more information on the Criminal Justice certificate programs, or how to apply to receive academic credit for the Law Enforcement Academy Training, contact the undergraduate program coordinator, Dr. Michael Palmiotto, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Telephone: 978-6524.
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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.
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 407 - Introduction to Research Methods|
|CJ 391 - Corrections||CJ 593 - Crime Causation & CJ Policy|
|CJ 392 - Law Enforcement||CJ 598 - Contemporary Issues in CJ|
CJ 394 - Courts & Judicial Systems
|CJ 310 - Community-Based Corrections||CJ 515 - Sex Crimes|
|CJ 315 - Criminal Law||CJ 516 - Profiling|
|CJ 320 - Criminal Procedure||CJ 517 - Homicide Investigations|
|CJ 341 - Criminalistics||CJ 518 - CJ & Crime in Film|
|CJ 343 - Special Investigations||CJ 541 - Med. & Lgl. Aspects of Death Invest.|
|CJ 351 - The Victim in CJ||CJ 551 - Wkshp. in CJ (1-3)|
|CJ 353 - Org. & White Collar Crime||CJ 600 - Forensic Anthropology|
|CJ 381 - Special Topics||CJ 610 - Correctional Counseling|
|CJ 393 - Serial Killers||CJ 641 - Forensic Psychiatry|
|CJ 401 - Mgmt. of the CJ Agency||CJ 643 - Forensic Science|
|CJ 420 - Criminal Evidence||CJ 651 - Dispute Resolution|
|CJ 451 - International CJ||CJ 652 - Juvenile Justice|
|CJ 453 - Crime Prevention||CJ 692 - Community Policing|
|CJ 481 - Cooperative Ed. (1-4) N.B.||CJ 783 - Advance Special Topics|
|CJ 483 - Directed Study (1-3) N.B.||CJ 797 - Pgrm. Eval. & Plcy. Anal.|
CJ 501 - Integ. in Public Svc.
N.B. 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.