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Introductory Criminal Justice Courses (Required)

Criminal Justice Majors must have completed or be in the process of completing CJ 110 and CJ 270  prior to enrolling in the Foundational CJ Courses.

CJ 110: Introduction to Criminal Justice Process (3 credis) 

Prerequisites: None.


CJ 270: Introduction to Criminal Law (3 credits)

Prerequisites: must be a Criminal Justice Major or Minor to enroll.

Foundational CJ Courses (Required)

CJ 212: Managing Criminal Justice Organizations (3 credits)[1]

Prerequisites: CJ 110 and CJ 270; Criminal Justice Major or Minor; or consent of instructor.


CJ 218: Adjudication Process in Criminal Justice (3 credits)

Prerequisites:   CJ 110 and CJ 270; Criminal Justice Major or Minor; or consent of instructor.


CJ 244: Correctional Process (3 credits)

Prerequisites: CJ 110 and CJ 270; Criminal Justice Major or Minor; or consent of instructor. 


CJ 281: Elementary Statistics in Criminal Justice Research (3 credits)

Prerequisites: CJ 110 and CJ 270; Criminal Justice Major or Minor; or consent of instructor, Math 104 or PBIS 187, 188, 189 (recommended) or Math Placement Exam score higher than Math 104/PBIS.


CJ 288: Police in Modern Society (3 credits)

Prerequisites: CJ 110 and CJ 270; Criminal Justice Major or Minor; or consent of instructor.


 CJ 343: Quantitative Research Design (3 credits)      

Prerequisites: CJ 110, CJ 270, CJ 281 (or concurrent enrollment in CJ 281); Criminal Justice Major or Minor; or consent of instructor.


CJ 351: Theories of Crime (3 credits)

Prerequisites: CJ 110 and CJ 270; Criminal Justice Major or Minor; or consent of instructor.



[1] PA 221 (Introduction to Public Administration), which is occasionally offered by the Department of Public Administration can be substituted for the CJ 212 requirement.

Elective Criminal Justice Courses (15 credits of electives are required)

Criminal Justice Majors must complete 15 credits of electives.  A minimum of 9 credits from the list of CJ elective courses must be completed (see list below).  Criminal Justice Majors may complete 6 credits of the required 15 elective credits by enrolling in suggested courses that are offered outside the Department of Criminal Justice (see the list that follows).  However, this is not required.  Criminal Justice Majors may complete all of their elective credit requirements with CJ elective courses.


CJ 304: Criminal Investigation (3 credits)

Prerequisites: CJ 110, CJ 270 and at least 12 credits from the following: CJ 212, CJ 218, CJ 244, CJ 281, CJ 288, CJ 343, and CJ 351; must be a Criminal Justice Major or Minor or consent of instructor.


CJ 315: Police Deviance (3 credits)

Prerequisites: CJ 110, CJ 270 and at least 12 credits from the following: CJ 212, CJ 218, CJ 244, CJ 281, CJ 288, CJ 343, and CJ 351; must be a Criminal Justice Major or Minor or consent of instructor.  An additional course fee of $40.00 is applied to this course to facilitate the use of a “Use of Force Simulator”.


CJ 319: Criminal Courts: Proof of Guilt (3 credits)

Prerequisites: CJ 110, CJ 270 and at least 12 credits from the following: CJ 212, CJ 218, CJ 244, CJ 281, CJ 288, CJ 343, and CJ 351; must be a Criminal Justice Major or Minor or consent of instructor.


 CJ 328: Criminal Courts Behavior (3 credits)

Prerequisites: CJ 110, CJ 270 and at least 12 credits from the following: CJ 212, CJ 218, CJ 244, CJ 281, CJ 288, CJ 343, and CJ 351; must be a Criminal Justice Major or Minor or consent of instructor.


 CJ 331: Women and Crime (3 credits)

Prerequisites: CJ 110, CJ 270 and at least 12 credits from the following: CJ 212, CJ 218, CJ 244, CJ 281, CJ 288, CJ 343, and CJ 351; must be a Criminal Justice Major or Minor or consent of instructor.


 CJ 332: Institutional Violence (3 credits)

Prerequisites: CJ 110, CJ 270 and at least 12 credits from the following: CJ 212, CJ 218, CJ 244, CJ 281, CJ 288, CJ 343, and CJ 351; must be a Criminal Justice Major or Minor or consent of instructor.


 CJ 333: Illegal Bias in the Criminal Justice System (3 credits)

Prerequisites: CJ 110, CJ 270 and at least 12 credits from the following: CJ 212, CJ 218, CJ 244, CJ 281, CJ 288, CJ 343, and CJ 351; must be a Criminal Justice Major or Minor or consent of instructor.


 CJ 334: Comparative Criminal Justice Policies (3 credits)

Prerequisites: CJ 110, CJ 270 and at least 12 credits from the following: CJ 212, CJ 218, CJ 244, CJ 281, CJ 288, CJ 343, and CJ 351; must be a Criminal Justice Major or Minor or consent of instructor.


 CJ 340: Police Administration (3 credits)

Prerequisites: CJ 110, CJ 270 and at least 12 credits from the following: CJ 212, CJ 218, CJ 244, CJ 281, CJ 288, CJ 343, and CJ 351; must be a Criminal Justice Major or Minor or consent of instructor.


CJ 341: Administration of Police Operations (3 credits)

Prerequisites: CJ 110, CJ 270 and at least 12 credits from the following: CJ 212, CJ 218, CJ 244, CJ 281, CJ 288, CJ 343, and CJ 351; must be a Criminal Justice Major or Minor or consent of instructor.


CJ 344:      Crime Films, Popular Culture, and Criminology (3 credits)

Prerequisites: CJ 110, CJ 270 and at least 12 credits from the following: CJ 212, CJ 218, CJ 244, CJ 281, CJ 288, CJ 343, and CJ 351; must be a Criminal Justice Major or Minor or consent of instructor.


 CJ 346: Community-Based Corrections (3 credits)

Prerequisites: CJ 110, CJ 270 and at least 12 credits from the following: CJ 212, CJ 218, CJ 244, CJ 281, CJ 288, CJ 343, and CJ 351; must be a Criminal Justice Major or Minor or consent of instructor.


CJ 347: Juvenile Justice System (3 credits)

Prerequisites: CJ 110, CJ 270 and at least 12 credits from the following: CJ 212, CJ 218, CJ 244, CJ 281, CJ 288, CJ 343, and CJ 351; must be a Criminal Justice Major or Minor or consent of instructor.


CJ 348: Law of Corrections (3 credits)

Prerequisites: CJ 110, CJ 270 and at least 12 credits from the following: CJ 212, CJ 218, CJ 244, CJ 281, CJ 288, CJ 343, and CJ 351; must be a Criminal Justice Major or Minor or consent of instructor.


CJ 352: Organized Crime (3 credits)

Prerequisites: CJ 110, CJ 270 and at least 12 credits from the following: CJ 212, CJ 218, CJ 244, CJ 281, CJ 288, CJ 343, and CJ 351; must be a Criminal Justice Major or Minor or consent of instructor.


CJ 353: Convict Criminology (3 credits)

Prerequisites: CJ 110, CJ 270 and at least 12 credits from the following: CJ 212, CJ 218, CJ 244, CJ 281, CJ 288, CJ 343, and CJ 351; must be a Criminal Justice Major or Minor or consent of instructor.


CJ 354: Homeland Security and Terrorism (3 credits)

Prerequisites: CJ 110, CJ 270 and at least 12 credits from the following: CJ 212, CJ 218, CJ 244, CJ 281, CJ 288, CJ 343, and CJ 351; must be a Criminal Justice Major or Minor or consent of instructor.


CJ 375: Special Topics – the topic of this course will vary (3 credits)

Prerequisites: CJ 110, CJ 270 and at least 12 credits from the following: CJ 212, CJ 218, CJ 244, CJ 281, CJ 288, CJ 343, and CJ 351; must be a Criminal Justice Major or Minor or consent of instructor. Course can be repeated twice as long as topic is different. See the Administrative Department Associate if you plan to take CJ 355 twice for a form that will need to be completed.


CJ 396: Internship in Criminal Justice (1 – 8 credits)

Prerequisites: CJ 110, CJ 270 and at least 12 credits from the following: CJ 212, CJ 218, CJ 244, CJ 281, CJ 288, CJ 343, and CJ 351; must be a Criminal Justice Major or Minor or consent of instructor. Additionally, see the information relating to internship that follows for further information on prerequisites.


CJ 446: Independent Study (1 – 3 credits)

Prerequisites: CJ 110 (or CJ 103), CJ 270, departmental consent, and general prerequisites as described by Course and Academic Advisement Policies.


CJ 474: Honors: Thesis (1 – 6 credits)

Prerequisites: CJ 110 (or CJ 103), CJ 270, departmental consent, university honors status, and junior or senior status.

Senior Capstone Course (Required)

CJ 358: Major Criminal Justice Issues (3 credits)

Prerequisites: CJ 110, CJ 270, CJ 212, CJ 218, CJ 244, CJ 281, CJ 288, CJ 343, and CJ 351; at least 9 of the 15 required elective credits completed or consent of instructor.



 *Criminal Justice Majors should take CJ 358 during their final semester before graduation.

Suggested list of CJ Electives taught outside the Department of Criminal Justice

This list does not contain all courses that may be relevant for CJ majors. Some courses may be offered infrequently, or the department may change prerequisites for courses preventing CJ majors from enrolling (see the relevant department for the required prerequisites and credits for these courses). New courses may be offered that are not on the list. Thus, we urge students to discuss the selection of other relevant electives from other departments not found on this list with their CJ advisor.  If a CJ major does select a course that is not listed here, she or he must complete a curriculum modification with either the Criminal Justice Office or a CJ faculty member.  It is recommended that the CJ major complete this form prior to enrolling in the selected elective.

 

Anthropology

21-312: The Indians of North America

21-324: Chicanos in America

21-374: Human Osteology

21-377: Forensic Anthropology

 

College of Business

28-314: Systems Analysis and Design

28-352: Organization and Human Resource Management

28-363: Employee Relations

 

Human Services

18-353: Domestic Violence

18-415: Legal and Ethical Aspects of Human Services

 

Interdisciplinary Studies

94-205: The American Indian Experience

94-312: Health Care Politics and Administration

 

Political Science

84-225: State and Local Government

84-253: Introduction to Law

84-304: Race & Ethnicity in United States Politics

84-306: Constitutional Law & Judicial Policy-Making II

84-310: Urban Government

84-392: Judicial Process in America

 

Public Administration

81-307: Administrative Law and Procedure

81-362: Public Personnel Administration

 

Psychology

86-224: Psychology of Human Sexuality

86-303: Psychology of Abnormal Behavior

86-305: Social Psychology

86-331: Infant & Child Development

86-355: Psychology of Adolescence

86-363: Industrial and Organization Psychology

86-367: Psychopharmacology

86-383: Biological Psychology

86-391: Developmental Psychology

86-481: Practices in Clinical Psychology

 

Social Work

93-333: Poverty

93-375: Treatment and Mistreatment of Offenders

93:410: Generalist Practice with Groups

 

Sociology

92-311: Sociology of the Modern City

92-325: Collective Behavior and Social Movements

92-331: Social Stratification

92-337: Work Industry and Occupation

92-351: Criminology

92-353: Juvenile Delinquency

92-355: Social Control

92-359: Minority Groups

92-361: Complex Organizations

92-369: Sociology of Deviance

92-373: Sociology of Law

 

Urban Planning

99-425: Computer Uses in Urban Analysis

 

Women Studies

98-353: Domestic Violence