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  • B.A. Degree in Criminal Justice
  • Sociology & Criminal Justice

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  • Fall 2013 Undergraduate Catalog - Official

    B.A. Degree in Criminal Justice (120 Credits)

    Core Requirements

    CJ 200 Introduction to Criminal Justice (4)
    CJ 300 Criminology (3)
    CJ 309 Law and Society (4)
    CJ 335 Criminal Law (3)
    CJ 337 Criminal Procedure (3)
    CJ 400 Seminar in Criminal Justice (1-4)

    Restricted Electives

    Students must complete a minimum of 12 credits of restricted electives selected from the list below or any Criminal Justice course at the 200-level or above, with the exception of CJ 469.

    CJ 201 Introduction to Juvenile Justice (3)
    CJ 301 Delinquent Behavior (3) or
    SOC 301 Delinquent Behavior (3)
    CJ 303 Punishment and Prisons (3) or
    SOC 303 Punishment and Prisons (3)
    CJ 304 Community Corrections (3) or
    SOC 304 Community Corrections (3)
    CJ 306 Gangs (3)
    CJ 380 Global Criminal Justice (3)
    CJ 385 Crime, Justice, and Media (3)
    CJ 390 Topics in Criminal Justice (1-3)
    CJ 497 Readings in Criminal Justice (1-3)
    POL 230 Introduction to the Law (3)
    POL 332 Constitutional Law I: Institutional Powers and Constraints (3) and
    POL 333 Constitutional Law II: Civil Rights and Liberties (3)
    PSY 261 Personality (3)
    PSY 317 Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (3)
    PSY 463 Abnormal Psychology (3)
    SOC 220 Social Deviance (3)
    SOC 307 Sociology of Courts (3)
    SOC 311 Sociology of Law Enforcement (3)
    SOC 390 Topics in Sociology (1-3)
    SOC 497 Readings in Sociology (1-3)
    SW 402 Child Welfare Services (3)
    SW 411 Chemical Dependency (3)
    SW 490 Topics in Social Work (1-3)


    Related Requirements

    At least six credits in research methods courses must be completed to satisfy the requirement. Most students complete SOC 350 Methods and Statistics for Social Research (4), and one of the following: SOC 351 Quantitative Methods (3), or SOC 352 Qualitative Research Methods (3). See your academic advisor for additional options for double majors.