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Criminal Justice Studies

Requirements for the Major

Criminal Justice Studies and Supporting Courses:

CJS 102 Deviance
SOC 350 Social Theory
SOC 601 Sociology 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 209 Minority-Majority Relations
SOC 214 Social Class in America

Plus, two of the following Criminal Justice electives:

CJS 203 Victimology (2 credits)
CJS 204 Police (2 credits)
CJS 205 Criminal Courts (2 credits)
CJS 206 Corrections (2 credits)
CJS 207 Death Penalty (2 credits)

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 list:

CJS 200 Studies in Criminology and Criminal Justice
CJS 201 Juvenile Delinquency and Justice
CJS 203 Victimology
CJS 204 Police (2 credits)
CJS 205 Criminal Courts (2 credits)
CJS 206 Corrections (2 credits)
CJS 207 Death Penalty (2 credits)
CJS 215 Drugs and Society
CJS 302 Sociology of Law and Legal Systems
CJS 303 Criminal Justice Management and Leadership
CJS 304 Crime & Law Enforcement in Rural Communities
CJS 405 Critical Issues in Policing
SOC 105 Cultural Anthropology
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.