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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.

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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

COURSE #NAMECREDIT HOURS
CJS 105Technology in Criminal Justice3
CJS 100Ethics in Law Enforcement3
CJS 110Introduction to Criminal Justice3
CJS 120Introduction to Law Enforcement3
CJS 130Intro to Justice Admin3
CJS 140Intro 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 CREDIT HOURS48
COURSE #NAMECREDIT HOURS
PSY 110Introduction to Psychology3
SOC 110Introduction to Sociology3
MAT 140College Algebra3
ENG 160English Composition I3
ENG 170English Composition II3
HIST 160American History I3
HIST 165American History II3
SCI 195Survey of Physical Sciences3
COM 202Effective Professional Communication3
COM 275Speech Communications3
   
 GENERAL EDUCATION CREDIT HOURS30
Students select from FIFTEEN (15) elective courses to complete this category.
COURSE  NAME CREDIT HOURS
CJS 245 Community Policing 3
CJS 295 Police Patrol 3
CJS 310 Police Management 3
CJS 315 Supervision of Police 3
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 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 TOTAL 42
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