Criminal Justice

The Department of Criminal Justice and Forensic Science exists to provide students a quality education through theoretical and practical training in both the criminal justice and judicial administration arena. Criminal justice professors provide services in (1) assisting in the personal and professional development of students and actively encouraging students to continue their graduate education; (2) stimulating students’ social consciousness and commitment to social justice and community life; and (3) engaging students in relevant social research to enhance critical and analytical skill development. A student will earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice.

General Education Courses Total Hours — 46

(100- to 200-level courses can be taken at a two- or four-year institution)

Criminal Justice Supporting Course Requirements
CJ 201 Criminal Theory 3
SOC 132 Introduction to Sociology 3
PSYCH 132 Introduction to Psychology 3
POLS 100 Introduction to Political Science 3
MATH 230 Logic 3
HIST 324/325 African-American History 3
CJ 240 Deviance and Social Control 3
CJ 203 Juvenile Justice 3
CJ 210 Introduction to Corrections 3
CJ 235 Law Enforcement 3
CJ 207 CJ Statistics I 3

Total Supporting Courses 36
Criminal Justice Major Core Course Requirements
CJ 301 Criminal Law 3
CJ 302 Criminal Procedure 3
CJ 305 Victimology 3
CJ 310 Criminal Justice Statistics 3
CJ 325 Race, Ethnicity, and Crime 3
CJ 400 CJ Research Methods 3
CJ 402 CJ Internship 3
CJ 405 Ethics in Criminal Justice 3
CJ 420 Criminal Justice Seminar 3
CJ 470 Substance Abuse and Crime 3
CJ 480 Women and Crime 3
3 Approved CJ Elective Courses 3
Total Major Core Hours 42
Total General Education Hours 46
Total Criminal Justice Hours 78
Total Program Hours to Graduate 124