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Criminal Justice Online Program of Study

Every effort is made to ensure this information is current, but please be aware that some content may have changed. There is no substitute for developing a careful course registration plan in consultation with your advisor. The class sequence listed is suggested only. The final decision rests with the student and academic advisor.

2022-23 Academic Year

Criminal Justice Core (12 hours)
CJA 105 Intro to Criminal Justice (3)
CJA 200 Criminal Law (3)
CJA 203 Police and Society (3)
CJA 210 Juvenile Delinquency (3)

Required Courses (18 hours)
CJA 320 Correctional Institutions (3)
CJA 325 Community-Based Corrections (3)
CJA 351 Criminal Procedure (3)
CJA 430 Criminology (3)
CJA 444 Topics (3)
CJA 488 Senior Seminar in Criminal Justice (3)

Electives (Pick two electives for a total of 6 hours. At least 3 hours must be upper level.)
CJA 127 Intro Forensic Crime Scene Investigations (3)
CJA 226 Criminal Investigation (3)
CJA 235 Security and Loss Prevention (3)
CJA 360 Homeland Security (3)
CJA 370 Crime and Media (3)
CJA 372 Environmental, White Collar, and Corporate Crime (3)
CJA 377 Gangs and Organized Crime (3)
CJA 380 Cybercrime (3)
CJA 382 Capital Punishment in America (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)
SSC 300 Social Sciences Research Methods or SSC 319 Statistics for the Social Sciences (3)

Notes:

  • Foreign language class is required with Spanish strongly recommended for all criminal justice majors.
  • Must complete a minimum of 30 hours in General Studies classes.
  • Must complete a minor of 18-21 credit hours.
  • Must earn a total of 120 credit hours to earn a bachelor’s degree from Wayne State College.