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Bachelor of Science in

Criminal Justice

Program Description

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree provides a broad base of criminal justice topics and teaches students’ advanced concepts in law enforcement, prosecution, trial, corrections, juvenile offenders, and crime scene investigation. In addition, the program builds skills in areas such as the secure management, safekeeping, and control of inmates committed to jail or prison custody, which must be performed in a humane manner in compliance with the constitutional standards.

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree is designed to produce graduates who are able to:

  • Explain the scientific study of crime, criminals, the law-making process, the criminal justice system and the treatment of offenders.
  • Utilize critical thinking, analytical and interpersonal skills applicable to real-world problems.
  • Implement solutions for law enforcement, criminal investigation, and the management and administration of criminal justice related activities.
  • Apply sound criminal justice principles and decision making to planning, organizing, and coordinating operations.

Program Plan for the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

CJS 105Technology in Criminal Justice3
CJS 100Ethics in Law Enforcement3
CJS 110Introduction to Criminal Justice3
CJS120Introduction to Law Enforcement3
CJS 130Intro to Justice Admin3
CJS 140Introduction to Criminology3
CJS 200Criminal Law3
CJS 205Constitutional Law3
CJS 223Criminal Procedure3
CJS 225Criminal Investigations I3
CJS 305Constitutional Law II3
CJS 325Criminal Investigation II3
CJS 345Corrections3
CJS 420Criminalistics3
CJS 440Juvenile Justice3
CJS 499Senior Capstone3
 CORE TOTAL48
COM 202 Effective Professional Communications 3
COM 275 Speech Communication 3
ENG 160 English Composition I 3
ENG 170 English Composition II 3
MAT 130 Concepts of Fundamental Math 3
HIST 160 American History I 3
PSY 110 Introduction to Psychology 3
SCI 195 Survey of Physical Sciences 3
SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology 3
GENERAL ED TOTAL 27
COURSE # NAME CREDIT HOURS
CJS 245 Community Policing 3
CJS 295 Police Patrol 3
CJS 310 Police Management 3
CJS 315 Supervision of Police  
CJS 335 Crime Scene Investigation 3
CJS 340 Fingerprinting 3
CJS 350 Homicide Investigations I 3
CJS 355 Drug Enforcement 3
CJS 360 Investigation of Terrorism 3
CJS 370 Patrol Procedures 3
CJS 380 Computer Crime 3
CJS 385 Traffic Law and Accident Investigation 3
CJS 397 First Responders 3
CJS 435 Kinesic Interviewing 3
CJS 450 Homicide Investigations II 3
CJS 455 Investigations of Organized Crime 3
CJS 465 Clandestine Laboratory Investigation 3
CJS 475 Investigation of Arson 3
CJS 490 Investigation of White Collar Crime 3
CJS 493 Security Systems, Procedures and Development 3
     
  ELECTIVE CREDIT HOURS 45
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