Academics

Justice Studies

If you have the drive to learn about the nature of crime and the components which make up the criminal justice system, then majoring in Justice Studies is the right choice for you. 

This program is designed for students who wish to enter a specific criminal justice field or continue their studies at a four-year college/university. Students are introduced to organizations, occupations and regulations that govern the criminal justice system and a range of job opportunities that await graduates as America becomes a more security-conscious society.

Year 1
Fall Semester

CJ 207  Administration of Justice (3 cr)
CS 101  Introduction to Microcomputers (3 cr) or
CS 102  Applications on the Microcomputer (3 cr)
EN 101  English Composition I (3 cr)
PA 101  Public Administration  (3 cr)
PS 201  American Federal Government (3 cr) or
PS 203  State & Local Government (3 cr)

Spring Semester
CJ 102  Criminology & Penology (3 cr)
CJ 104  Criminal Law (3 cr)
CJ 115  Diversity Issues in Criminal Justice (3 cr)
PY 101  General Psychology (3 cr)
SO 201  Introductory Sociology (3 cr)

Year 2
Fall Semester

CS 241  Computer Forensics (3 cr) or
PY 209  Abnormal Psychology (3 cr)
EN 102  English Composition II (3 cr)
Criminal Justice Elective (3 cr) *
General Education Humanities Elective (3 cr)
General Education Mathematics Elective (3 cr) **

Spring Semester
CJ 215  Criminal Justice Fieldwork (3 cr)
SP 203  Effective Speech (3 cr)
Criminal Justice Elective (3 cr) *
General Education Humanities Elective (3 cr)
General Education Science Elective (4 cr)

Total Credits  61

*Program Electives:
Any Criminal Justice course, or CS 241 Computer Forensics (3 cr)

** A four credit general education elective in that subject can be taken and applied.
 

This program is designed for students who are interested in law enforcement and corrections or want to continue their studies at a four-year college/university. Students are introduced to organizations, occupations and regulations that govern the criminal justice system and a range of job opportunities that awaits graduates as America becomes a more security-conscious society.

Year 1
Fall Semester
CJ 207  Administration of Justice (3 cr)
CS 101  Introduction to Microcomputers (3 cr) or
CS 102  Applications on the Microcomputer (3 cr)
EN 101  English Composition I (3 cr)
PA 101  Public Administration (3 cr)
PS 201  American Federal Government (3 cr) or
PS 203 State & Local Government (3 cr)

Spring Semester
CJ 102  Criminology & Penology (3 cr)
CJ 104  Criminal Law (3 cr)
CJ 115  Diversity Issues in Criminal Justice (3 cr)
PY 101  General Psychology (3 cr)
SO 201  Introductory Sociology (3 cr)

Year 2
Fall Semester

CJ 211  Institutional Treatment of the Offender (3 cr)
CJ 212  Principles of Correctional Operations (3 cr)
EN 102  English Composition II (3 cr)
General Education Humanities Elective (3 cr)
General Education Mathematics Elective (3 cr) *

Spring Semester
CJ 214  Correctional Counseling Interviewing (3 cr)
CJ 215  Criminal Justice Fieldwork (3 cr)
SP 203  Effective Speech (3 cr)
General Education Humanities Elective (3 cr)
General Education Science Elective (4 cr)

Total Credits  61

*A four credit general education elective in that subject can be taken and applied.

This program is designed for students who wish to focus on specific topics in criminal forensics and crime based information technology. Students who choose this option will examine relevant issues in criminalistics and forensic computer technology.

Year 1
Fall Semester

CJ 207  Administration of Justice (3 cr)
CS 101  Introduction to Microcomputers (3 cr) or
CS 102  Applications on the Microcomputer (3 cr)
EN 101  English Composition I (3 cr)
PA 101  Public Administration (3 cr)
PS 201  American Federal Government (3 cr) or
PS 203  State & Local Government (3 cr)

Spring Semester
CJ 102  Criminology & Penology (3 cr)
CJ 104  Criminal Law (3 cr)
CJ 115  Diversity Issues in Criminal Justice (3 cr)
PY 101  General Psychology (3 cr)
SO 201  Introductory Sociology (3 cr)

Year 2
Fall Semester

CJ 120  Cybercrime (3 cr) or
CS 241  Computer Forensic (3 cr)
CJ 209  Criminalistics (3 cr)
EN 102  English Composition II (3 cr)
General Education Humanities Elective (3 cr)
General Education Mathematics Elective (3 cr) *

Spring Semester
CJ 215  Criminal Justice Field Work (3 cr)
CJ 216  Crime Analysis & Mapping (3 cr)
SP 203  Effective Speech (3 cr)
General Education History Elective (3 cr)
General Education Science Elective (4 cr)

Total Credits  61

*A four credit general education elective in that subject can be taken and applied.

This program is designed for students who wish to examine threats to the U.S. homeland with insight into the implications for maintaining homeland security. Students who choose this options will understand the responsibilities of defending the United States.

Year 1
Fall Semester

CJ 207  Administration of Justice (3 cr)
CS 101  Introduction to Microcomputers (3 cr) or
CS 102  Applications on the Microcomputer (3 cr)
EN 101  English Composition I (3 cr)
PA 101  Public Administration (3 cr)
PS 201  American Federal Government (3 cr) or
PS 203  State & Local Government (3 cr)

Spring Semester
CJ 102  Criminology & Penology (3 cr)
CJ 104  Criminal Law (3 cr)
CJ 115  Diversity Issues in Criminal Justice (3 cr)
PY 101  General Psychology (3 cr)
SO 201  Introductory Sociology (3 cr)

Year 2
Fall Semester

CJ 120  Cybercrime (3 cr)
CJ 130  Introduction to Emergency Management (3 cr)
EN 102  English Composition II (3 cr)
General Education Humanities Elective (3 cr)
General Education Mathematics Elective (3 cr)

Spring Semester
CJ 206  Terrorism (3 cr)
CJ 215  Criminal Justice Field Work (3 cr)
SP 203  Effective Speech (3 cr)
General Education History Elective (3 cr)
General Education Science Elective with Lab (4 cr)

Total Credits  61

Rev'd October 2015

This program is designed for students who wish to enter a specific criminal justice field.

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Fall Semester
CS 101  Introduction to Microcomputers (3 cr) or
CS 102  Applications on the Microcomputer (3 cr
EN 101  English Composition I (3 cr)
PA 101  Public Administration (3 cr)
PS 201  American Federal Government (3 cr) or
PS 203  State & Local Government (3 cr)
Program Elective * (3 cr)

Spring Semester
PY 101  General Psychology (3 cr)
SO 201  Introductory Sociology (3 cr)
Program Electives * (9 cr)

Total Credits  30

*Program Electives
Any criminal justice course, or, CS 241

This program is designed for students interested in emergency management, homeland security, disaster relief, security and safety, and organizational, municipal and business continuity and prepares them to work within an array of Emergency Management agencies and Criminal Justice on all levels of government.

This program is designed for students interested in exploring the causes and consequences of youth violence and gang behavior and addresses theories of gang behavior, modes of law enforcement, and correctional intervention dealing with street gang formation and activities, and examines possible solutions.

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This program is designed to prepare students to enter the fields of emergency preparedness, disaster management, counterterrorism, and security.

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This program provides students with introductory information for critical incident planning associated with Homeland Security and prepares them for an array of employment opportunities in Criminal Justice on all levels of government.