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Criminal Justice Studies

Requirements for the Major

Criminal Justice Studies and Supporting Courses:

CJS 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice Studies
SOC 350 Social and Criminological Theory
SOC 601 Capstone
SSC 251 Research Methods for Social Science
SSC 252 Data Analysis for Social Science

Plus, one of the following:

SOC 101 Principles of Sociology
SOC 102 Deviance
SOC 204 Social Work
SOC 214 Social Class in America
SOC 241 Sociology of Violence and Nonviolence
SOC 305 Contemporary Organizational Sociology
SOC 306 Sociology of Family

Plus, two of the following 2 credit hour classes:

CJS 203 Victimology
CJS 204 Police
CJS 205 Criminal Courts
CJS 206 Corrections
CJS 207 Death Penalty

Plus, one of the following:

CJS 590 Field Experience/Internship
CJS 624 Independent Study

Plus, 16 semester hours, including at least 4 hours at the 300 level, from the following:

CJS 200 Studies in Criminology and Criminal Justice
CJS 201 Juvenile Delinquency and Justice
CJS 202 Criminology
CJS 215 Drugs and Society
CJS 302 Sociology of Law and Legal Systems
CJS 303 Management and Leadership
CJS 304 Crime & Law Enforcement in Rural Communities
CJS 405 Critical Issues in Policing

Or, Inside Out course when not CJS 202, or two additional two credit courses from list above.


What can you do with a Criminal Justice Studies degree?

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