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Criminal Justice Program of Study

Foreign language is required in CAT 2, with Spanish strongly recommended for all criminal justice majors.

2019-20 Academic Year

CLASS

CREDIT HOURS

Freshman - 1st semester

CJA 105 Intro to Criminal Justice

3

Coursework in the minor

3

General Studies CAT 1

3

General Studies CAT 2

3

Spanish (recommended) or other foreign language (General Studies CAT 6)

3

 

Freshman - 2nd semester

CJA 203 Police and Society

3

Coursework in the minor

3

General Studies CAT 3

3

 

Sophomore - 1st semester

CJA 200 Criminal Law

3

CJA 210 Juvenile Delinquency

3

General Studies CAT 4

3

General Studies CAT 5

3

 

Sophomore - 2nd semester

CJA 325 Community-Based Corrections

3

CJA elective

3

Coursework in the minor

3

General Studies CAT 7

3

General Studies CAT 8

3

 

Junior - 1st semester

CJA 351 Criminal Procedure

3

CJA 444 Topics

3

Coursework in the minor

3

General Studies CAT 9

6

 

Junior - 2nd semester

CJA elective

3

SSC 310 Research and Statistics

3

General Studies CAT 10

3

Coursework in the minor

3

 

Senior

CJA 430 Criminology

3

CJA 488 Senior Seminar

3

Continue coursework to fulfill remaining major, minor, and graduation requirements of 120 credit hours.

ELECTIVES 
Pick two electives for a total of 6 hours. At least 3 hours must be upper level.

CLASS

CREDIT HOURS

CJA 127 Intro to Forensic Crime Scene Investigation

3

CJA 226 Criminal Investigation

3

CJA 235 Security and Loss Prevention

3

CJA 320 Correctional Institutions

3

CJA 360 Homeland Security

3

CJA 377 Gangs and Organized Crime

3

CJA 404 Drugs, Alcohol, and Crime

3

CJA 405 Family Violence

3

CJA 451 Violent Crime and Victimology

3

CJA 460 Emergency Management

3

CJA 497 Internship (only 3 hours count toward CJ electives)

1-6

SOC 220 Social Problems or SOC 320 Social Welfare

3

SOC 305 Sociology of Deviance

3