CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Online | Deerfield, IL


WHY STUDY CRIMINAL JUSTICE AT TIU?

We use a variety of approaches to provide students with the practical and theoretical framework they need, including labs, field trips, and internships. Some careers, such as law enforcement, require additional training and education. Trinity criminal justice graduates will be prepared for this next level of training.

WHERE YOU STUDY MATTERS

Trinity is located in a peaceful wooded setting, just 25 miles north of downtown Chicago. This prime location offers some of the nation’s best school districts, a variety of ministry organizations, and 12 Fortune 500 companies within 12 miles of campus to apply practically what you are learning in the classroom. In addition, Trinity is close to many coffee shops, restaurants, cultural experiences, and recreational activities when you need a break from the books!

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE ME TO EARN MY DEGREE?

Most Criminal Justice majors finish their degrees in 3-4 years. Requirements total 49 hours.

DID YOU KNOW?

Criminal justice majors will integrate biblical principles and criminology theory to understand the causes of crime, prevention, and successful crime enforcement.

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

Within a Christ-centered liberal arts curriculum, the mission of the Criminal Justice Program is to provide you with a strong foundation in the studies of criminology including criminal law, legal systems, corrections, and policing in order to prepare you to enter advanced programs in legal studies and law enforcement, and for other careers in the criminal justice field.

PERSONAL. PRACTICAL. BIBLICAL.

At Trinity, you’ll be equipped to think critically and biblically in every area of life as you are challenged to apply your faith to your coursework and classroom conversations. And instead of approaching general education as a checklist of courses to be completed, Trinity’s distinctive educational approach gives you the freedom to choose courses that are most interesting and relevant to you. Working closely with your faculty advisor, you can select from electives to enhance your major, apply toward a minor, create a double major, or simply experience something new. The choices are yours! All along the way, you’ll be cared for and supported, ensuring that you make the most of your college experience.

COURSEWORK:

Requirements total 49 hours. You’ll take interesting courses like:

  • Race, Gender, Ethnicity and Criminal Justice
  • Police Responses to Protests, Riots and Disasters
  • Victimology and Restorative Justice

CRIMINAL JUSTICE

EMPHASES
Complete one emphasis from the following  13–17 hours. Total Hours 50–54 hours.
Legal Studies Emphasis 14–15 hours
Course Title Hours
COM 112 Speech 3 hours
CRJ 210 Criminal Courts 3 hours
CRJ 300 Legal Writing and Communication 3 hours
CRJ 352 Cybercrime 2 hours
Choose one of the following 3–4 hours
BUS 201 Introduction to Business Law
CRJ 322 Policing with Digital Technology
CRJ 430 White Collar Crime
CRJ 451 Legal Issues in Technology
HI 410 Seminar in Ancient Greece and Rome
HI 420 Seminar in Medieval/Renaissance History
HI 430 Seminar in Early Modern Europe
HI 440 Seminar in Modern Europe
HI 475 Seminar in American History
IDS 200 Law, Justice, and Culture
PH 170 Logic
PSY 220 Interpersonal Skills Training
SOC 335 Urban Sociology
Total Hours 14–15 hours
Law Enforcement Emphasis 13–14 hours
CRJ 320 Police and Societal Interactions 3 hrs
CRJ 322 Policing with Digital Technology 2 hrs
CRJ 351 Drugs, Alcohol and Crime 3 hrs
CRJ 420 Police Response to Protests, Riots and Disasters 3 hrs
Choose one of the following 2–3 hours
CRJ 352 Cybercrime
CRJ 451 Legal Issues in Technology
HS 165 Responding to Emergencies
and Sport Safety Training
PSY 220 Interpersonal Skills Training
PSY 230 Crisis Intervention
SOC 360X Introduction to Social Work
Total Hours 13–14 hours
Digital Studies Emphasis 16–17 hours
BUS 388 Digital Analytics 3 hours
CIS 120 Computer Programming I 3 hours
CRJ 322 Policing with Digital Technology 2 hours
CRJ 352 Cybercrime 2 hours
CRJ 451 Legal Issues in Technology 3 hours
Choose one of the following: 3–4 hours
CIS 160 Computer Hardware
CIS 170 Computer Operating Systems
GPH 205 Intermediate Design Software
GPH 271 Introduction to Web Design*
Total Hours 16–17 hrs
*Prerequisite required

CAREER OUTCOMES:

Private Investigator Secret Service Agent
FBI Agent U.S. Marshall
Law Enforcement Fish and Game Warden
DEA Agent Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Juvenile and Adult Corrections

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