CRIMINAL JUSTICE

124 credit hours

WHERE CAN THIS DEGREE TAKE ME?

Within a Christ-centered liberal arts curriculum, the aim of the Criminal Justice program is to provide students with a strong foundation in the study of criminology, including criminal law, legal systems, corrections, and policing. This program will prepare students to enter advanced programs in legal studies and law enforcement and for allied careers in the criminal justice field.

CAREER OUTCOMES:

Law Enforcement Paralegal
Cyber-crime Postgraduate Work

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

Students pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice need to complete the core program courses, as well as some strongly recommended General Education courses. Additionally, students should have skills in word processing, as well as proficiency using spreadsheets and databases.

Criminal Justice Core: 49 hours
Course Title Credits
CRJ 201 Criminal Law and Procedure 3 hours
CRJ 210 Criminal Courts 3 hours
POL 250 American Government 3 hours
POL 255 Constitutional Law 3 hours
CRJ 300 Legal Writing and Communication 3 hours
CRJ 320 Police and Societal Interactions 3 hours
CRJ 330 Corrections 3 hours
CRJ 351 Drugs, Alcohol and Crime 3 hours
CRJ 360 Race, Gender, Ethnicity, & Criminal Justice 3 hours
CRJ 361 Juvenile Justice and Delinquency 3 hours
CRJ 420 Police Response to Protests, Riots
and Disasters
3 hours
CRJ 445 Criminal Justice Internship 3 hours
CRJ 460 Victimology and Restorative Justice 3 hours
CRJ 490 Criminal Justice Seminar 3 hours
MA 285X Statistics 4 hours
SOC 324 Criminology 3 hours
General Education: 33 hours
Course Title Credits
(Varies) Biblical Studies / Theology /
Lifelong Learning
9 hours
(Varies) College Writing 6 hours
(Varies) Humanities 6 hours
(Varies) Math or Computer Science 3 hours
(Varies) Science 3 hours
(Varies) Social Science 6 hours

These requirements may be met by taking TIU courses (traditional face-to-face, accelerated face-to-face, modular, hybrid, and/or online), though transfer credit, credit for prior college-level learning, or credit by examination. No one course can satisfy two General Education requirements. No more than 9 credits can simultaneously count for both General Education and any major.

Recommended General Education Courses
Course Title Credits
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3 hours
SOC 330 Race and Ethnic Relations 3 hours
PSY 255 Psychology of Addiction 3 hours

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