2019-2020 Catalog

Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Science

The roles of criminal justice, civil justice, and regulatory compliance are changing rapidly. Shifting landscapes in the fields of law, technology, and crime have increased the necessity for organizational leadership to possess a well-rounded understanding of sociological, ethical, and legal perspectives. The Justice Administration program is a multi-disciplinary degree program that combines aspects of public and business administration with the narrative and practice of justice. This program provides students with a strong foundation of law and management practices directly applicable to either traditional public sector careers such as law enforcement, criminal investigations, juvenile justice, public policy or administrative roles; or private sector careers involving corporate investigations and risk mitigation-including cyber forensic investigations and regulatory compliance. 

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice will prepare students to:

  • Acquire a fundamental knowledge of public and business administration principles within the practice of justice.
  • Evaluate ethical issues of administration, investigation, and leadership.
  • Apply theories and policies associated with crime prevention and risk-management within private and public sectors.
  • Apply evidence-based methodology to contemporary issues in justice administration.
  • Evaluate contemporary issues of domestic, international, and/or translational crime or justice and the administration thereof.
  • Apply effective organizational strategies to the administration, leadership, and management of public and private justice systems.

Total Required Credits (180 Credits)

Preparatory Courses (30 Credits)

SSC 202Introduction to Criminal Justice Systems (HU or SS)

5

SSC 204Criminal Procedural Law (HU or SS)

5

PSY 240Critical Thinking and Writing Skills in Social Sciences (HU)

5

HUM 210Justice and Ethics (HU or SS)

5

CJ 211Criminal Investigation (NS or SS)

5

HUM 215History of Punishment and Prisons (HU or SS)

5

Lower Division Requirements (70 Credits)

*A minimum of two different academic disciplines within each of the areas is required to meet the distributions of Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences/Math.

***This program requires MATH 107 (Mathematical Reasoning and its Applications) or higher.

Criminal Justice Core (50 Credits)

CJ 318Fundamentals of Criminology (HU or SS)

5

CJ 330Management and Leadership (HU or SS)

5

CJ 333Planning and Policy Analysis (SS)

5

CJ 341Contemporary Justice Administration Issues

5

CJ 350Globalization and Crime (HU or SS)

5

CJ 361Cyber and Surveillance Law and Government (SS or HU)

5

CJ 365Applied Criminology and Crime Prevention (SS)

5

CJ 403Enterprise Risk Management

5

CJ 410Risk Assessment and Prevention (NS or SS)

5

COM 461Communicating Crisis, Emergency and Social Change (HU or SS)

5

Upper Division Electives (25 Credits)

(or)

Emphasis Area

 

Specialized Study Emphasis (25 Credits)

 

Required for all Emphasis areas.

Capstone (5 Credits)

CJ 465Bureaupathology

5