Criminal Justice Major, BS

(NYC, PLV)

Prepares students for employment in all areas related to the field of criminal justice and other government agencies, as well as for graduate school in related disciplines.

University Core – (44-55)

Includes CHE 108 and SOC 102 in Area of Knowledge Area 5 (six credits) and three auxiliary courses (nine credits) in a single discipline if arts or science courses.

Major Courses – (36)

Required Courses (27 credits)

CRJ 121Government Administration

3 credits

CRJ 150Introduction to Criminal Justice

3 credits

CRJ 242Crime and Public Policy

3 credits

CRJ 250Community Relations in the Criminal Justice System

3 credits

CRJ 261Introduction to Criminal Investigation

3 credits

CRJ 305Criminal Law

3 credits

CRJ 346Terrorism and Society

3 credits

CRJ 402Constitutional Issues in Criminal Justice

3 credits

CRJ 412Integrity Issues in the Criminal Justice System

3 credits

Major Electives: THREE courses: (9 credits)

CRJ 240Comparative Criminal Justice Systems

3 credits

CRJ 243Alcohol, Drugs and Crime

3 credits

CRJ 245Organized Crime

3 credits

CRJ 247Introduction to Private Security

3 credits

CRJ 249Law and Society

3 credits

CRJ 251Penology

3 credits

CRJ 252Probation and Parole

3 credits

CRJ 255Structure and Function of Police Organization

3 credits

CRJ 296Topics in Criminal Justice

3 credits

CRJ 298Contemporary Perspectives on Violence

3 credits

CRJ 311Controversial Criminal Cases

3 credits

CRJ 315Research Perspectives

3 credits

CRJ 321Creative Crime Control

3 credits

CRJ 331Strategies in Corrections Administration

3 credits

CRJ 350Courts Administration

3 credits

CRJ 351Criminal Evidence and Procedure

3 credits

CRJ 375Criminal Justice System Responses to Domestic Violence and Child Abuse

3 credits

CRJ 391Internship in Criminal Justice I

4 credits

CRJ 392Internship in Criminal Justice II

4 credits

CRJ 395Independent Study in Criminal Justice

1 - 9 credits

Note: both CRJ 391 and CRJ 392 are recommended

Auxiliary (Specialization) Requirements (9)

Three courses in a single discipline (approved by department chair) in order to enhance Criminal Justice career options. If the discipline is arts or science one, these courses may be taken as an AOK in-depth sequence or as Inquiry & Exploration courses. Otherwise, they are to be taken as Open Elective courses.

Open Electives – (37-48)

Total Credit Hours: 128

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