Division of Education, Human Development, and Social Sciences

Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice, B.S. (CJBS)

Recommended Academic Plan

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For students beginning in fall 2009 or later...

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Semester 1Credits
CRIMJ 100 Introduction to Criminal Justice3
Arts (GA)3
Quantification (GQ)3
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)1.5
ENGL 015 or 030 (GWS) Rhetoric and Comp3
Elective (depending on internship credits)3
Total Credits16.5
Semester 2Credits
CRIMJ 220 Courts and the Prosecution Process3
PHIL 103 (GH) Introduction to Ethics13
STAT 200 (GQ) Elementary Statistics4
Natural Sciences (GN)3
CAS 100 (GWS) Effective Speech3
Total Credits16
Semester 3Credits
CRIMJ 210 Policing in America3
CRIMJ 230 Corrections in America3
Arts (GA)3
Natural Sciences (GN)3
Elective3
Total Credits15
Semester 4Credits
SOC 012 (GS) Criminology3
Humanities (GH/IL or USI)3
Natural Sciences (GN)3
SOC 119 (GS/US) Race and Ethnic Relations3
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)1.5
ENGL 202 (A or D) (GWS) Effective Writing3
Total Credits1 16.5
Semester 5Credits
CRIMJ 441 The Juvenile Justice System3
Elective (skills enhancement)3
Elective3
Elective3
Elective3
Total Credits15
Semester 6Credits
CRIMJ 290 Intro to Internship Experience21
CRIMJ 465 Ethics in Criminal Justice3
CRIMJ 400 level3
SOC 207 Research Methods in Sociology3
Elective (skills enhancement)3
Elective3
Total Credits16
Semester 7Credits
Elective (skills enhancement)3
CRIMJ 400 level3
CRIMJ 495 Internship in Criminal Justice3 to 10
Elective (depending on internship credits)3 to 10
Total Credits12
Semester 8Credits
CRIMJ 450W Senior Seminar3
CRIMJ 400 level3
Elective (skills enhancement)3
Elective3
Elective (if needed to reach 124 credits)3
Total Credits15

For students who began before the fall 2009 semester...

Semester 1Credits
CRIMJ 100:  Introduction to Criminal Justice3
Arts (GA)3
Quantification (GQ)3
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)1.5
ENGL 015 (GWS): Rhetoric and Composition OR ENGL 030 (GWS): Honors Freshman Composition3
CRIMJ 083S: First-Year Seminar in Criminal Justice OR other First-Year Seminar (FYS)1 or 3
Total Credits14.5-16.5
Semester 2Credits
CRIMJ 220: Courts and the Prosecution Process3
PHIL 103 (GH): Introduction to Ethics3
STAT 200 (GQ): Elementary Statistics4
Natural Sciences (GN)3
CAS 100 (GWS): Effective Speech3
Total Credits16
Semester 3Credits
CRIMJ 210: Policing in America3
CRIMJ 230: Corrections in America3
MIS 103: Microcomputer Applications in Business3
Natural Sciences (GN)3
Elective3
Elective3
Total Credits18
Semester 4Credits
SOC 012 (GS): Criminology3
Humanities (GH/IL or USI)3
Natural Sciences (GN)3
SOC 119 (GS/US): Race and Ethnic Relations3
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)1.5
ENGL 202 (A or D recommended) (GWS): Effective Writing3
Total Credits16.5
Semester 5Credits
Arts (GA)3
CRIMJ 290: Introduction to Internship Experience1
Elective (skills enhancement) ++3
Elective3
Elective3
Elective3
Total Credits16
Semester 6Credits
SOC 007: Introduction to Social Research3
CRIMJ 400 Level Course3
Elective (skills enhancement) ++3
Elective3
Elective3
Total Credits15
Semester 7Credits
Elective (skills enhancement) ++3
CRIMJ 400 Level Course3
CRIMJ 495: Internship in Criminal Justice3 to 12
Elective (depending on internship credits)3
Elective (depending on internship credits)3
Elective (depending on internship credits)3 to 12
Total Credits18
Semester 8Credits
CRIMJ 450W: Senior Seminar3
CRIMJ 400 Level Course3
Elective (skills enhancement) ++3
Elective3
Elective (if needed to reach 128 credits)3
Total Credits15

Bold type indicates courses requiring a grade of C or higher.

Italics type indicate courses that satisfy both major and General Education requirements.

Italic Bold type indicate courses requiring a grade of C or higher that satisfy both major and General Education requirements.

GWS, GHA, GQ, GN, GA, GH and GS are codes used to identify General Education requirements.

US, IL are codes used to designate courses that satisfy the University's United States and International Cultures requirements.  Students are required to complete 3 credits in each area, and often these courses can "double-count" with General Education selections, typically in the GA, GH, GS categories, or with major requirements.

W is the code used to designate courses that satisfy the University's Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

FYS is the code used to designate courses that satisfy the First-Year Seminar requirement.  Note that students who began their studies Summer 2009 or later may not be required to complete a FYS course.  Check with your advisor for clarification.


Program Notes:

+ Students who have earned at least 18 credits in an associate's degree program or who have transferred from another university with at least 18 credits are exempt from this requirement.

++ Skills Enhancement: this component of the degree program consists of 12 credits that provides students with an opportunity to pursue course work related to their career interests. Students should select their courses in consultation with an advisor.

Contact

Mary Ann Probst, Esquire
Program Coordinator, Instructor in Criminal Justice
Office: 103 Cypress Building
Phone: 814-949-5352
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