Criminal Justice General Program (BA)

Criminal Justice (CRJ) information  

Inter-Disciplinary Prerequisites (12 credits)


  • CRJ 185 - Introduction to the Criminal Justice System (3)
  • POL 120 - American National Government and Politics (3)
  • SOC 100 - Introduction to Sociology (3)
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  • SOC 270 - Race and Ethnic Relations (3)
  • or

  • AFA 270 - Race and Ethnic Relations (3)

Requirements


Completion of 33 credits as follows.

A. Social-Scientific Inquiry & Core Courses (21 credits)


  • SOC 210 - Introduction to Social Research (3)
  • SOC 384 - Criminology (3).
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  • One from:

  • SOC 215 - General Statistics (3)
  • PSY 322 - Basic Statistics and Probability (4)
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  • CRJ 388 - Corrections: A Critical Perspective (3).
  • CRJ 450 - Senior Seminar in Criminal Justice (3)
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  • CRJ 432 - Policing Contemporary Society (3).
  • or

  • PUB 432 - Policing Contemporary Society (3).
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  • CRJ 485 - Law and Society (3).
  • or

  • SOC 485 - Law and Society (3).

B. Additional Courses (12 credits)


Four from:

  • ANT 340 - Urban Anthropology (3).
  • CRJ 380 - Criminal Law (3).
  • CRJ 381 - Youth Gangs in American Society (3).
  • CRJ 384 - Comparative Criminal Justice System (3).
  • CRJ 385 - Elite Deviance (3).
  • CRJ 386 - Punishment and Social Control (3).
  • CRJ 398 - Special Topics in Criminal Justice (3).
  • CRJ 430 - Processing Offenders (3).
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  • CRJ 300 - Gender, Crime and Justice (3).
  • or

  • WGS 300 - Gender, Crime and Justice (3).
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  • POL 380 - The American System of Law (3).
  • SAT 202 - Problems of Substance Abuse (3)
  • SOC 340 - Urban Sociology (3).
  • SOC 380 - Sociology of Deviance (3).
  • SOC 382 - Juvenile Delinquency (3).

C. Additional Requirements


All requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Bachelor of Arts degree, including General Education requirements and additional BA distribution requirements.
 

Minimum Credits for the Degree: 120 credits



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Criminal Justice Honors Program (BA)

Criminal Justice (CRJ) information  

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Koch

Prerequisites


  • Grade point average of 3.5 for the first 55 hours
  • SOC 100 - Introduction to Sociology (3)
  • PSY 100 - Principles of Psychology (3)
  • POL 120 - American National Government and Politics (3)
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  • SOC 270 - Race and Ethnic Relations (3)
  • or

  • AFA 270 - Race and Ethnic Relations (3)
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  • A course in philosophy

Requirements


A. Criminal Justice


All requirements for the Criminal Justice General Program (BA), to include:

  • SOC 210 - Introduction to Social Research (3) (ordinarily elected in the sophomore year)
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  • Recommended for the sophomore year, one from:

  • SOC 215 - General Statistics (3)
  • PSY 322 - Basic Statistics and Probability (4)
  • An equivalent course approved by the advisor
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  • Taken in the junior year:

  • SOC 384 - Criminology (3).
  • CRJ 391 - Directed Reading/Research in Criminal Justice (1-3).

B. Honors


All requirements of the University Honors Program, to include:

  • CRJ 496 - Honors Thesis I (4).
  • CRJ 497 - Honors Thesis II (4).

Note


Prospective Honors Program students are urged to acquaint themselves as early as possible with the particular procedures for acceptance into the Criminal Justice Program’s  Honors Concentration. See the departmental honors advisor or the Honors Program Director for this information.

 

Minimum Credits for the Degree:  120 credits



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Corrections Minor

Social Work Department information 

This program has been put on moratorium status. See the Social Work Department  for further information.



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