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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 of Arts degrees in criminal justice. These degree programs are designed to provide 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. 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 27 hours of core courses and 9 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).

ETHS 360 DEALING WITH DIVERSITY & ENGL 210 COMPOSITION ARE ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS.

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. 

600 LEVEL OR ABOVE COURSES REQUIRE A MINIMUM OF 15 HOURS OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE COURSES, OR JUNIOR, SENIOR, OR GRADUATE STANDING.

 

CORE COURSES (27 HOURS):

CJ 191 - Introduction to Criminal Justice
CJ 315 - Criminal Law
CJ 320 - Criminal Procedure 
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
(Before taking CJ 598, students must have passed CJ191, CJ391, CJ392, CJ394, & CJ593)

 

ELECTIVE COURSES (9 HOURS):


CJ 310 - Community-Based Corrections  (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 - Advanced 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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