Criminal justice

Criminal justice is a multidisciplinary major consisting of a core of required courses in criminal justice combined with a foundation in the discipline of sociology. Hands-on learning is available through internships and field experiences in a variety of settings, such as prisons, juvenile services, courts and mediation centers. The criminal justice major emphasizes the philosophy of restorative justice in courses and applied work. This foundation, with the criminal justice courses and related electives, provides a unique and rigorous major of 56 hours.  
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Major

(57 hours)
Required courses: (48 hours)
CRJ 180 Law, Justice and Society (3)
CRJ 200 Introduction to the Criminal Justice System (3)
CRJ 201 Introduction to the Juvenile Justice System (3)
CRJ 275 Criminology (3)
CRJ 303 Constitutional Law (3)
CRJ 325 Interventions in Corrections (3)
CRJ 340 Conflict Transformation and Mediation (3)
CRJ 345 Restorative Justice Theory and Practice (3)
CRJ 350 Law Enforcement: Theory and Practice (3)
CRJ 360 The Justice Professional Seminar I (3)
CRJ 411 Social Sciences Capstone (3)
    or Full Semester Cross-Cultural with appropriate service
PSY 110 Introduction to Psychology (3)
PSY 340 Abnormal Psychology (3)
SOC 152 Introduction to Sociology (3)
SOC 360 Basics of Social Research (3)
ECN 141 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)

Electives from the following: (9 hours)

Justice & justice related issues electives:
CRJ 310 Criminal Law and Procedure (3)
CRJ 320/SOC 320 Family Violence (3)
CRJ 380 Integrative Studies in the Criminal Justice System (3)
PLS 215 Introduction to Politics (3)
PSY 258 Social Psychology (3)
PSY 310 Personality (3)
SOC 225 Race and Ethnicity in American Society: History and Current Realities (3)
SWK 263 Human Behavior & Social Environment I (3)
SWK 141 Understanding Social Welfare (3)

Restorative electives:
REL 276 War, Peace and Nonviolence
(3)
PLS 272 Global Politics (3)
PSY 412 Psychology, Faith & Ethics (3)

Minor

(21 hours)
Required:
CRJ 180 Law, Justice and Society (3)
CRJ 200 Introduction to the Criminal Justice System (3)
CRJ 201 Introduction to the Juvenile Justice System (3)
CRJ 275 Criminology (3)
CRJ 340 Conflict Transformation and Mediation (3)
CRJ 345 Restorative Justice Theory and Practice (3)
One additional criminal justice course (3)

July 2014