Criminal Justice

Degree to be earned: 
B.S.
Major Academic Plan: 
Criminal Justice

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Criminal Justice considers the nature and organization of power and authority as expressed in the policies, agencies and practices of government. Our program examines all levels of security arrangements, from local to international, and emphasizes the theoretical basis for actions designed to protect persons and property as well as ensure justice and liberty.

Major Courses

Minimum of 34 hours including:

  • PSY 101 - General Psychology
  • CJS 151 - Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • CJS 491 - Senior Seminar
  • FSC 101 - Introduction to Forensic Science
  • POL 313  - National Security Investigations
  • POL 389 - Intelligence Operations
  • POL 235 - The Constitution and Stucture of Government or POL 236 - The Supreme Court and Individual Rights
  • PSY 209 - Abnormal Psychology PSY 310 - Social Psychology, or ANT 347 - Cities and Societies
  • POL 344 - Research Methods, PSY 201 - Research Methods and Data Analysis, or ANT 325 - Forensic Anthropology
  • POL 200 - Introduction to Political Philosophy or PHI 216 - Ethics
  • ANT 200 - Cultural Anthropology, PSY 309 - Psychology of Women and Gender Development, or WGS 300 - Topics in Women's and Gender Studies

One of the following courses: POL 344, 376, 377; PHI 309, 310; PSY 370, 371, 372.

CJS 370 Internship in Criminal Justice or the Washington Semester are strongly recommended.