Major in Criminal Justice/Sociology

 

The Criminal Justice/Sociology major provides a liberal arts education to students who wish to pursue a vocation in public service or in some part of the criminal justice system or related organizations. Criminal law, law enforcement, corrections, probation, parole, victim advocacy, juvenile delinquency prevention, criminal justice reform, forensic science, pathology, criminal justice administration, and counseling are a few of the many careers that may be pursued by graduates with this major.

Requirements For A Major In Criminal Justice/Sociology

40-41 hours of coursework, consisting of the following:

All of the following:

CJS101 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CJS205 Policing and Investigations 3
CJS210W Juvenile Delinquency and Justice 3
CJS215 Corrections 3
CJS315 Criminal Law 3
CJS320 Criminal Procedure 3
HED179 First Aid, CPR, and Injury Prevention 1
PSY101 General Psychology 3
SOC102 Principles of Sociology 3
SOC201 Criminology 3
SOC306 Minority Peoples in the U.S. 3
SOC311 Deviance and Social Control 3

One of the following:

PSC250 American Government, State and Local 3
PSC315 Constitutional Law 3
SOC250 Social Stratification 4

One of the following:

PSY314W Abnormal Psychology 3
PSY372 Counseling Psychology 3
SOC210 Alcohol, Alcoholism, and Society 3
TOTAL: 40-41

Recommended elective courses:

BIO130 General Biology 4
HED274 Drug Education 3
MAT265 Quantitative Methods I 3
PHI220 Moral Philosophy 3
PSY270 Statistics II 3
PSY380W Research Methods 4
SOC370 Sociological Theory 4
SPA115-301 Spanish through Conversation & Composition 15
Students are highly recommended to apply for an internship experience to be completed after the first semester of the junior year. Students will need an cumulative GPA of 2.50 to qualify for a criminal justice internship. Students planning on going on to graduate school or into criminal justice administration should take MAT265 and PSY380W. 

Requirements For A Minor In Criminal Justice/Sociology

21 hours of coursework, consisting of the following:

All of the following:

CJS101 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CJS210W Juvenile Delinquency and Justice 3
CJS315 Criminal Law 3
CJS320 Criminal Procedure 3
SOC102 Principles of Sociology 3
SOC201 Criminology 3
SOC311 Deviance and Control 3
TOTAL: 21