Students pursuing a bachelor's degree in criminal justice must complete the following courses:
|CRJS 1005||Introduction to Criminal Justice||4|
|CRJS 3005||Alternatives to Incarceration||4|
|CRJS 3009||Criminal Law & Procedure||4|
|CRJS 3065||Race Crime & Justice||4|
|or CRJS 4025||Police Community Relations|
|CRJS 3070||Criminology, Victimology, and Restorative Justice||4|
|CRJS 4005||American Corrections||4|
|LEST 1005||Introduction to Law & the Legal System||4|
|PAFF 4132||Legal & Ethical Foundations of Public Service||4|
|SOCI 1005||Exploring Society: An Introduction to Sociology||4|
|And one of the following||4|
|Social Science Research Methods|
|Statistics for the Social Sciences|
Advanced- level electives
Students will be asked to complete two additional advanced-level courses chosen from the list below in consultation with a faculty mentor. The list below includes some of the available choices:
|CRJS 3015||Courts & the Administration of Justice||4|
|CRJS 3020||Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysis||4|
|CRJS 3045||Forensic Science||4|
|CRJS 3050||Juvenile Justice & Delinquency||4|
|CRJS 4010||Comparative Criminal Justice Systems||4|
|CRJS 4030||Women Crime & Criminology||4|
|INFT 3020||Cyber Crime & Computer Forensics||4|
|POLI 3115||The United States Constitution||4|
|SOCI 3040||Deviance & Social Control||4|
|SOCI 4030||Power & Privilege||4|
*Note that some prior learning may substitute for some required courses. Faculty review and approval is required before a substitution can be made.
- Students will be able to describe the function and structure of the criminal justice system in the United States of America.
- Students will be able to articulate and discuss the basic ethical dilemmas and issues in criminal justice.
- Students will be able to discuss the relationship between the legal system, criminal justice system, and political system.
- Students will be able to conduct research or investigation in criminal justice.
- Students will be able to explain the role of diverse experiences, perspectives, and identities in the American criminal justice system.
- Students will be able to compare alternative approaches to addressing criminal activity.
- Students will be able analyze theoretical foundations of questions related to crime and justice.