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
CJ-489Senior Seminar in Criminal Justice3
PS-151Introduction to Psychology 13
Take one of the following:3
Ethnicity and Race in Urban History
Ethnic and Racial Relations
Multiculturalism in Justice
Concentration: Choose one of the 4 concentrations below9
Total Credits45

Special Note on Core Requirements for Criminal Justice Majors

Concentration in Law and Justice

Take the following required course
CJ-390Criminal Law3
Choose 2 of the following courses 16
Family Law
Victimology
Comparative Justice Systems
Homicide: Investigation and Prosecution
Child Protection Agencies and the Law
Internship I
or CJ-487
Internship II
Constitutional Law and Civil Liberties
International Law
Black Community and the Law
Total Credits9

Concentration in Corrections

Take the following required course
CJ-395Probation and Parole3
Choose 2 of the following courses 16
Family Law
Comparative Justice Systems
Child Protection Agencies and the Law
Internship I
or CJ-487
Internship II
Personality
Abnormal Psychology
Total Credits9

Concentration in Police Administration

Take the following required course
CJ-175Introduction to Law Enforcement3
Choose 2 of the following courses 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

Take the following required courses
AC-151Principles of Accounting I3
CJ-230Homeland Security and Terrorism3
Choose 1 of the following courses 13
Gangs and Organized Crime
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