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Criminal Justifce

The objective of the Department is to provide the student with an understanding of the problem of crime in America, the impact of crime on victims, and the systems which identify, process, and treat the offender. Criminal Justice encompasses the areas of law enforcement, prosecution, the courts, and corrections, including probation and parole. The major in Criminal Justice consists of eleven courses. Required Courses include: Criminal Justice 101, 105, 200, 202, 430. The selection of two from the following Criminal Justice Systems Courses: CJ205, 221, 224 231 and the selection of one from the following: Criminal Justice Law Courses: CJ209 or 212 and three additional courses in Criminal Justice. Only two of the three electives can be fulfilled by an internship (CJ450, CJ451, or CJ453) regardless of the number of courses awarded for the Internship. Criminal Justice majors are strongly encouraged to take the Spanish language sequence. For a list of recommended free electives, consult the Criminal Justice Department.

Course Sequence


Freshman Year
Humanities I Humanities II
Freshman English 103 Freshman English 104
Science Science
Language Language
Criminal Justice 101 Criminal Justice 201
Sophomore Year
Humanities III Humanities IV
Philosophy/Theology Philosophy/Theology
Criminal Justice 231 Criminal Justice 202
Language Language
Liberal Arts Elective Liberal Arts Elective
Junior Year
Philosophy/Theology Philosophy/Theology
Criminal Justice 209 Elective
Criminal Justice Criminal Justice
Liberal Arts Elective Liberal Arts Elective
Liberal Arts Elective Liberal Arts Elective
Senior Year
Philosophy/Theology Philosophy/Theology
Criminal Justice 430 Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice Liberal Arts Elective
Liberal Arts Elective Liberal Arts Elective
Liberal Arts Elective Liberal Arts Elective