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Course Descriptions

Departmental Honors

College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences



 

Criminal Justice Program

Foreign Language Requirements/University Core Curriculum

All Departmental Majors must take 2 consecutive semesters of a foreign language, which will fulfill the language requirement of the University Core Curriculum.

Criminal Justice Major

The Criminal Justice Major is designed to provide students with substantial knowledge of how the criminal justice system works on the local, state, and federal level. There is also a focus on understanding of the changing nature of interactions between criminal justice institutions and the people in these environments. Students will gain an awareness of the impact of different social forces on the types and rates of criminal conduct. The career choices for criminal justice majors are diverse and can include work in corrections, probation, the court system, and in a wide range of law enforcement agencies. Majoring in criminal justice also provides excellent preparation for students interested in pursuing graduate work in the fields of law, public and criminal justice system administration, political science and social work.

Course Descriptions

University Core specific
2 consecutive semester of a foreign language
SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology

8 credits


3

SOC 203- Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
SOC 207 - Criminal Law I 3
SOC 305 - Research Methods 3
SOC 306 - Social Statistics 3
SOC 314 - Criminological Theory
(Formerly referred to as Crime and Delinquency)
3
SOC 315- Court and Corrections 3
SOC 320 - Introduction to Law Enforcement 3 3
Select one (1): 3 credits 3

PSY 301 - Social Psychology
PSY 314 - Abnormal Psychology

 
Select one (1): 3 credits 3

POL 201 - State and Local Government
POL 101 - American Government

 
SOC 410 – Senior Seminar 3
Two Departmental Electives 6 credits
Total 48 credits

Criminal Justice Minor

SOC 101 Intro to Sociology (satisfies University Core) 3
SOC 203 Intro to Criminal Justice 3
SOC 207 Criminal Law I 3
SOC 315 Court and Corrections 3
Sociology Elective 3
Total 15 credits

ONE OF THE FOLLOWING EMPHASES MUST BE SELECTED
FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE MAJORS

Law Enforcement Emphasis
15 Hours
PHL 111 or 215 Everyday Ethics OR Ethics
PHL 111 or 215 Everyday Ethics OR Ethics
PSY 301 Social Psychology
PSY 314 Abnormal Psychology
SOC 322 Forensic Science
SOC 345 or 353 Criminal Investigation or Criminal Evidence
Legal Studies Emphasis
15 Hours
POL 400 Legal Problem Solving
POL 401 Supreme Court and Constitutional Law
PHL 303 Legal Philosophy
SOC 301 Law & Society
Select one of the following:
POL 204 Legal Systems
ECO 334 Business Law
COM 404 Media Law and Ethics
Forensic Science Emphasis
15 Hours
FOC/CHE 101 Intro to Chemistry
CHE XXX Intro to Forensic Science*
BIO 305 Biological Techniques
SOC 322 Forensic Science
SOC 353 or SOC 345 Criminal Evidence OR Criminal Investigation