Programs

Criminal Justice Concentration

24 credit hours

The Criminal Justice concentration provides students with an exposure to all facets of the criminal justice system including law enforcement, detention, the judiciary, corrections, and probation and parole. The program concentrates on achieving balance in the above aspects of the system from the perspective of the criminal justice professional, the offender, and society. The objective of the concentration in Criminal Justice is to develop a sound educational basis either for graduate work or for professional training in one or more of the specialized areas comprising the modern urban criminal justice system.

Required Courses: (12 hours)
•    CCJ 3117 Theories of Criminal Behavior 3
•    CCJ 3024 Survey of the Criminal Justice System 3

Choose 1 of the following:
•    CJE 4114 American Law Enforcement Systems 3
•    CJE 4010 Juvenile Justice System 3
•    CJC 4010 American Correctional Systems 3

Choose 1 of the following:
•    CJL 3110 Substantive Criminal Law 3
•    CJL 4410 Criminal Rights and Procedures 3

Electives: (Minimum 9 hours)
Choose 3 of the following:
•    CCJ 3014 Crime and Justice in America 3
•    CCJ 3621 Patterns of Criminal Behavior 3
•    CCJ 3666 Victimology 3
•    CCJ 3701 Research Methods in Criminal Justice I 3
•    CCJ 4224 Miscarriages of Justice 3
•    CCJ 4361 Death Penalty 3
•    CCJ 4450 Criminal Justice Administration 3
•    CCJ 4604 Abnormal Behavior and Criminality 3
•    CCJ 4613 Forensic Psychology 3
•    CCJ 4651 Drugs and Crime 3
•    CCJ 4662 Race and Crime 3
•    CCJ 4681 Domestic Violence 3
•    CCJ 4690 Sex Offenders 3
•    CCJ 4900 Directed Readings 1-3
•    CCJ 4910 Directed Research 1-3
•    CCJ 4933 Selected Topics in Criminology 3 (may be repeated with different topics)
•    CCJ 4940 Internship for Criminal Justice Majors 3
•    CJE 3444 Crime Prevention 3
•    CJE 3650 Introduction to Forensic Science 3
•    CJE 4610 Criminal Investigation 3
•    CJE 4114 American Law Enforcement Systems 3
•    CJE 4010 Juvenile Justice System 3
•    CJE 4610 Criminal Investigation 3
•    CJC 4010 American Correctional Systems 3
•    CJL 3110 Substantive Criminal Law 3
•    CJL 4410 Criminal Rights and Procedures 3
•    CJL 4115 Environmental Law and Crime 3
•    Any other upper-level (3xxx-4xxx) course with a CCJ, CJC, CJE, CJL, or CJT prefix except CCJ 4934.
Note: Many courses have prerequisites; refer to the course descriptions for details.

College Exit Requirement: (3 hours)
•    IDS 4934 Senior Capstone for BSAS/BGS 3

This course is the required capstone course for all BGS concentrations.

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