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Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

The Program

The criminal justice major examines federal, state, and local law enforcement history and procedure, the federal and state court system and administration, criminology, and the use of corrections to both rehabilitate and punish offenders. The study of criminal justice can give students a richer understanding of ways that laws, law enforcement agencies, court systems, and corrections interact to work as a collective whole.

Program Objectives

Graduates of this major will be able to:

  • Gain a solid foundation in federal, state, and local law enforcement history and procedure, the federal and state court system and administration, criminology, and the use of corrections to both rehabilitate and punish offenders
  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of the criminal justice system and how its various components (i.e., laws, police, courts, and corrections) interact
  • Understand the legal and judicial system, constitutional principles, and their implications in law enforcement functions
  • Understand the implications of liability in law enforcement functions, human resources, risk management, and administrative decisions

Program Delivery

The Criminal Justice Institute understands the demanding schedules of criminal justice personnel. The Program is available online, and delivery may be customized for individual department needs.

Program Benefits

  • enhanced abilities in critical thinking, evaluation, problem solving, and communication
  • preparation for advancement to supervisory and leadership positions
  • in-depth knowledge in specialized skill areas
  • experts who bring life experience to the learning environment

Program Curriculum

120 credits are required to graduate, including 30 credits in general education.

CRJU 1100 Introduction to Criminal Justice
CRJU 1200 Criminal Law
CRJU 2000 Constitutional Issues and Criminal Procedure
CRJU 2100 Policing
CRJU 2400 Court Systems and Procedures
CRJU 3100 Juvenile Delinquency
CRJU 3250 Interviewing, Interrogation, and Report Writing
CRJU 3300 Corrections in America
CRJU 3400 Criminal Investigations
CRJU 4000 Victimology
CRJU 4300 Criminology
CRJU 4500 Research Methods in Criminal Justice
CRJU 4950 Internship in Criminal Justice
PSYC 2450 Forensic Psychology
PSYC 3600 Criminal Justice and Substance Abuse
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