Criminal Justice (BA) - SPCS

Bachelor of Arts Degree Program in Criminal Justice

Students choosing the Criminal Justice major may elect to concentrate in Law and Justice, Corrections, Police Administration, Investigative Science, or Criminal Research. 

Major Requirements

CJ-165Introduction to Criminology3
CJ-170Introduction to Criminal Justice3
CJ/SO-253Social Deviance3
CJ-258Criminal Justice Ethics (Values)3
CJ-280Juvenile Delinquency3
CJ-285Criminal Corrections Systems3
CJ-315Criminal Procedure3
CJ-316Criminal Evidence3
CJ-350Research Techniques and Data Analysis3
AS/UR-412Ethnicity and Race in Urban History3
CJ-489Senior Seminar in Criminal Justice3
PS-151Introduction to Psychology 13
Concentration: Choose one of the 4 concentrations below9
Total Credits45

Special Note on Core Requirements for Criminal Justice Majors

1

 May count towards the Core Natural Science Requirement.

Concentration in Law and Justice

Choose 3 of the following courses 19
Family Law
Comparative Justice Systems
Leadership for Criminal Justice
Criminal Law
Homicide: Investigation and Prosecution
Child Protection Agencies and the Law
Internship I
or CJ-487
Internship II
Political Development
International Law
Urban Legal Issues
Black Community and the Law
Total Credits9

Concentration in Corrections

Choose 3 of the following courses 19
Family Law
Comparative Justice Systems
Leadership for Criminal Justice
Probation and Parole
Child Protection Agencies and the Law
Internship I
or CJ-487
Internship II
Personality
Abnormal Psychology
Total Credits9

Concentration in Police Administration

CJ-175Introduction to Law Enforcement3
Choose 2 of the following 16
Police Culture
Traffic Management
Leadership for Criminal Justice
Corruption
Community Policing
Police Administration
Police Patrol
Internship I
or CJ-487
Internship II
Total Credits9

Concentration in Police Criminal Research & Intelligence Analysis

AC-151Principles of Accounting I3
Choose 2 of the following 16
Gangs and Organized Crime
Leadership for Criminal Justice
White Collar Crime
Introduction to Forensics Techniques
Terrorism and Threat Assessment
Internship I
or CJ-487
Internship II
Total Credits9

Special Notes on Major Requirements for Criminal Justice 

1

 A single course may not count towards both the core major requirement and a concentration.

2

 A student must maintain a 2.25 average in the Criminal Justice major and concentration courses.