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CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

 

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Program Requirements:

The Criminal Justice Program offers the Bachelor of Science and Master if Arts degrees in criminal justice. These degree programs are designed to provide preserve and in-service 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. ETHS 360 DEALING WITH DIVERSITY & ENG 210 COMPOSITION ARE ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS. Students must also satisfy Fairmount College requirements (i.e. 15 credit hours of foreign language) and the university requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree. Students must complete 21 hours of core courses and 15 hours of electives. 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 & 593.

CJ 191 IS THE PREREQUISITE FOR ALL CRIMINAL JUSTICE COURSES. COURSES NUMBERED 600 AND ABOVE REQUIRE A MINIMUM OF 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. 

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  (3)
CJ 315 - Criminal Law (3)
CJ 320 - Criminal Procedure (3)
CJ 341 - Criminalistics (3) 
CJ 343 - Special Investigations (3)
CJ 351 - The Victim in Criminal Justice (3)
CJ 353 - Organized & White Collar Crime (3)
CJ 355 - Special Populations in CJ System (3)
CJ 381 - Special Topics (3)
CJ 393 - Serial Killers (3)
CJ 401 - Managment of the Criminal Justice Agency (3)
CJ 420 - Criminal Evidence (3)
CJ 451 - International Criminal Justice (3)
CJ 453 - Crime Prevention (3)
CJ 481 - Cooperative Education (1-4) * 
CJ 483 - Individual Directed Study (1-3) * 
CJ 501 - Integrity in Public Service (3)
CJ 513 - Violent Crime (3)
CJ 515 - Sex Crimes (3)
CJ 516 - Profiling (3)
CJ 517 - Homicide Investigations (3)
CJ 518 - Criminal Justice & Crime in Film (3)

CJ 520 - Drug & Alcohol Issues in CJ (3)
CJ 521 - Forensic Social Work (3)
CJ 530 - Private Security (3)
CJ 541 - Medical & Legal Aspects of Death Investigation (3)
CJ 551 - Workshop in Criminal Justice (1-3)

CJ 600 - Forensic Anthropology (3)
CJ 610 - Correctional Counseling (3)
CJ 641 - Forensic Psychiatry (3)
CJ 643 - Forensic Science (3)
CJ 651 - Dispute Resolution (3)
CJ 652 - Juvenile Justice (3)

CJ 692 - Community Policing (3)
CJ 783 - Advance Special Topics (3)
CJ 796 - Criminal Typologies (3) 
CJ 797 - Program Evaluation & Policy Analysis (3)

 

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


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