Criminal Justice General Program (BA)

Criminal Justice (CRJ) information  

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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 - U.S. National Government and Politics (3)
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  • SOC 270 - Race and Ethnic Relations (3)
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  • 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:

  • CRJ 288 - Correctional Systems and Practices (3).
  • CRJ 391 - Directed Reading/Research in Criminal Justice (1-3).
  • SOC 384 - Criminology (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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Criminal Justice Minor

A. Core Courses (9 credits)


  • CRJ 185 - Introduction to the Criminal Justice System (3)
  • SOC 100 - Introduction to Sociology (3)
  • SOC 384 - Criminology (3).

B. Electives (12 credits)


Four from:

  • CRJ 288 - Correctional Systems and Practices (3).
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  • CRJ 300 - Gender, Crime and Justice (3).
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  • WGS 300 - Gender, Crime and Justice (3).
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  • CRJ 350 - Crime and Media (3).
  • CRJ 355 - Probation and Parole: Critical Perspectives (3).
  • CRJ 380 - Criminal Law (3).
  • CRJ 381 - Youth Gangs in American Society (3).
  • CRJ 384 - Comparative Criminal Justice System (3).
  • CRJ 385 - Crimes of the Powerful (3).
  • CRJ 386 - Punishment and Social Control (3).
  • CRJ 388 - Corrections: A Critical Perspective (3).
  • CRJ 398 - Special Topics in Criminal Justice (3).
  • CRJ 430 - Processing Offenders (3).
  • CRJ 432 - Policing Contemporary Society (3).
  • CRJ 433 - Social Inequality and Crime (3).
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  • CRJ 485 - Law and Society (3).
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  • SOC 485 - Law and Society (3).
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  • SOC 380 - Sociology of Deviance (3).


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