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Criminal Justice Studies

Requirements for the Major

Criminal Justice Studies and Supporting Courses:

CJS 102 Deviance
CJS 590-594 Field Experience/Internship OR CJS 620-624 Independent Study
SOC 101 Principles of Sociology OR SOC 209 Minority-Majority Relations OR SOC 214 Social Class in America
SOC 350 Social Theory
SOC 601 Sociology Capstone I
SOC 602 Sociology Capstone II
SSC 251 Research Methods for Social Science
SSC 252 Data Analysis for Social Science

And two of the following Criminal Justice electives:

CJS 203 Victimology (2 s.h.)
CJS 204 Police (2 s.h.)
CJS 205 Criminal Courts (2 s.h.)
CJS 206 Corrections (2 s.h.)

And 12 semester hours from the following list:

CJS 200 Studies in Criminology and Criminal Justice
CJS 201 Juvenile Delinquency and Justice
CJS 203 Victimology (2 s.h.)
CJS 204 Police (2 s.h.)
CJS 205 Criminal Courts (2 s.h.)
CJS 206 Corrections (2 s.h.)
CJS 302 The Sociology of Law and Legal Systems
CJS 405 Critical Issues in Policing
Note: At least 8 hours must be a the 200-level or above; at least 4 hours must be at the 300-level or above.

And/or 1 of the following courses

SOC 204 Introduction to Social Work
SOC 209 Minority-Majority Relations
SOC 214 Social Class in America
SOC 241 Sociology of Violence and Nonviolence
SOC 306 Sociology of Family

 

What can you do with a Criminal Justice Studies degree?

Imagine yourself an investigator, detective, police officer, paralegal, counselor, or probation officer.