Criminal Justice Major, Bachelor of Arts (BA)

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Note: two years of a single high school foreign language or one year of a single college level foreign language is required.

Required Courses
Introduction
CRIM 300INTRODUCTION TO THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM5
Foundation Courses
CRIM 330SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH METHOD5
or SOCI 357 METHOD FOR SOCIAL RESEARCH
CSBS 320INTRODUCTORY STATISTICS FOR THE SOCIAL SCIENCES5
SOCI 301SURVEY OF CRIMINOLOGY5
Disciplinary Core Courses
CRIM 340ETHICS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE5
or PHIL 212 INTRODUCTORY ETHICS
CRIM 382CRIMINAL JUSTICE ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION5
CRIM 490SENIOR CAPSTONE5
POLI 302CRIMINAL PROCEDURE5
PSYC 302ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY5
Speciality Area Electives–other courses may be selected as approved by a department advisor.
Note: for the corrections/law enforcement and social justice areas, students are highly encouraged to do an internship as one of their electives.30
Recomended (not required) if interest is:
Corrections/Law Enforcement
SURVEY OF ALCOHOL/DRUG PROBLEMS
FORENSIC INQUIRY
SPECIAL TOPICS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE
FORENSIC IDENTIFICATION
PENOLOGY
POLICE SYSTEMS AND PRACTICES
INTERNSHIP
GEOGRAPHIC INFO SYSTEMS I
PSYCHOLOGY AND THE LEGAL SYSTEM
Graduate School
CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEMS AND DEVELOPMENT
COMPARATIVE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEMS
JURISPRUDENCE
PSYCHOLOGY AND THE LEGAL SYSTEM
SOCIOLOGY OF DEVIANCE
JUVENILE DELINQUENCY
CRIMINOLOGICAL THEORY
Social Justice
PEACE, VIOLENCE AND CULTURE
WOMEN IN PRISON
PEACEMAKING CRIMINOLOGY
RESTORATIVE JUSTICE
INTERNSHIP
CHILD AND ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT
JUVENILE DELINQUENCY
CRIMINOLOGICAL THEORY
Total Credits75

For information on General Education, see Undergraduate Degree .

Student Learning Outcomes—students will

  • be able to understand and apply various methodological and theoretical approaches for conducting research and evaluation with regard to criminal justice practices and policies;
  • be able to engage in critical inquiry of criminal justice institutions, practices and policies which explores their benefits and consequences for social justice and equity;
  • demonstrate mastery of theories of criminology and deviance, a strong understanding of the correlates of crime and be able to make clear links between theoretical and applied contexts;
  • demonstrate an awareness of the systems, processes and relationships between components which comprise the criminal justice system (courts/ law, law enforcement and corrections).