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Courses (Major) – (Declared CJ majors for Fall 2021)


Beginning Fall 2021, a new Criminal Justice Major was adopted.  Existing declared CJ majors prior to Fall 2021 will still follow the “old” criminal justice major.  (Your advising reports should show this).  If you have questions, contact your Criminal Justice Advisor.


Introductory Criminal Justice Courses (Not required for CJ Majors)

CJ 110: Introduction to Criminal Justice Process (XS) (3 credits);

Prerequisites: none.

CJ 125: The Real Criminal Justice System (3 credits):  This is a Quest 1 course (Civic Knowledge and Engagement; Society; Civic Learning). Criminal Justice majors and minors are NOT required to take this course.

Prerequisites: none.  

 

 

 

Introductory Criminal Justice Courses (Required)

CJ 244: Correctional Process (3 credits);  Prerequisites: none.

CJ 270: Introduction to Criminal Law (3 credits);  Prerequisites: none.

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

Prerequisites: Math 104, 106, or 108 with a C or better; or placement into Math 171 or 201; or a grade of C or better in Math 186, 187, 188, or 189 and a grade of C or better in Math 103 (or placement into Math 104, 106, or 108).  *Note: 1) CJ 281 is designated as a USP Explore Course (Nature; Quantitative Literacy); 2) CJ 281 is designated as a Math Level II course.

CJ 288: Police in Modern Society (3 credits); Prerequisites: none.

 

 

Foundational CJ Courses (Required)

CJ 312: Managing Criminal Justice Organizations (3 credits)[1]

Prerequisites:  Criminal Justice Major who has completed at least two of the following courses: Crim Jus 270, 288, 281, 244; OR Criminal Justice Minor who has completed Crim Jus 110 and at least one of the following: Crim Jus 270, 288, 244, 281; OR consent of instructor.


CJ 318: Adjudication Process in Criminal Justice (3 credits)

Prerequisites:  Criminal Justice Major who has completed at least two of the following courses: Crim Jus 270, 288, 281, 244; OR Criminal Justice Minor who has completed Crim Jus 110 and at least one of the following: Crim Jus 270, 288, 244, 281; OR consent of instructor.


CJ 343: Quantitative Research Design (3 credits)

Prerequisites:  CJ 281 or concurrent enrollment in CJ 281 and at least one of the following courses: CJ 270, CJ 288, or CJ 244; Criminal Justice Major or consent of instructor.


CJ 351: Theoretical Criminology (3 credits)

Prerequisites:  Criminal Justice Major who has completed at least two of the following courses: Crim Jus 270, 288, 281, 244; OR Criminal Justice Minor who has completed Crim Jus 110 and at least one of the following: Crim Jus 270, 288, 244, 281; 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 312 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 their elective credit requirements with CJ elective courses.


CJ 304: Criminal Investigation (3 credits)

Prerequisites:  Criminal Justice Major who has completed Crim Jus 270, 288, 281, 244, and at least two of the following: Crim Jus 312, 318, 343, 351; OR Criminal Justice Minor who has completed Crim Jus 110, at least one of the following: Crim Jus 244, 270, 281, 288, and at least two of the following: Crim Jus 312, 318, 351; OR consent of instructor


CJ 315: Police Deviance (3 credits)

Prerequisites:  Criminal Justice Major who has completed Crim Jus 270, 288, 281, 244, and at least two of the following: Crim Jus 312, 318, 343, 351; OR Criminal Justice Minor who has completed Crim Jus 110, at least one of the following: Crim Jus 244, 270, 281, 288, and at least two of the following: Crim Jus 312, 318, 351; 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:Criminal Justice Major who has completed Crim Jus 270, 288, 281, 244, and at least two of the following: Crim Jus 312, 318, 343, 351; OR Criminal Justice Minor who has completed Crim Jus 110, at least one of the following: Crim Jus 244, 270, 281, 288, and at least two of the following: Crim Jus 312, 318, 351; OR consent of instructor.


 CJ 328: Criminal Courts Behavior (3 credits)

Prerequisites:  Criminal Justice Major who has completed Crim Jus 270, 288, 281, 244, and at least two of the following: Crim Jus 312, 318, 343, 351; OR Criminal Justice Minor who has completed Crim Jus 110, at least one of the following: Crim Jus 244, 270, 281, 288, and at least two of the following: Crim Jus 312, 318, 351; OR consent of instructor.


 CJ 331: Women and Crime (3 credits)

Prerequisites:Criminal Justice Major who has completed Crim Jus 270, 288, 281, 244, and at least two of the following: Crim Jus 312, 318, 343, 351; OR Criminal Justice Minor who has completed Crim Jus 110, at least one of the following: Crim Jus 244, 270, 281, 288, and at least two of the following: Crim Jus 312, 318, 351; OR consent of instructor.


 CJ 332: Institutional Violence (3 credits)

Prerequisites:  Criminal Justice Major who has completed Crim Jus 270, 288, 281, 244, and at least two of the following: Crim Jus 312, 318, 343, 351; OR Criminal Justice Minor who has completed Crim Jus 110, at least one of the following: Crim Jus 244, 270, 281, 288, and at least two of the following: Crim Jus 312, 318, 351; OR consent of instructor.


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

Prerequisites:  Criminal Justice Major who has completed Crim Jus 270, 288, 281, 244, and at least two of the following: Crim Jus 312, 318, 343, 351; OR Criminal Justice Minor who has completed Crim Jus 110, at least one of the following: Crim Jus 244, 270, 281, 288, and at least two of the following: Crim Jus 312, 318, 351; OR consent of instructor.


 CJ 334: Comparative Criminal Justice Policies (3 credits)

Prerequisites:  Criminal Justice Major who has completed Crim Jus 270, 288, 281, 244, and at least two of the following: Crim Jus 312, 318, 343, 351; OR Criminal Justice Minor who has completed Crim Jus 110, at least one of the following: Crim Jus 244, 270, 281, 288, and at least two of the following: Crim Jus 312, 318, 351; OR consent of instructor.


 CJ 340: Police Administration (3 credits)

Prerequisites:  Criminal Justice Major who has completed Crim Jus 270, 288, 281, 244, and at least two of the following: Crim Jus 312, 318, 343, 351; OR Criminal Justice Minor who has completed Crim Jus 110, at least one of the following: Crim Jus 244, 270, 281, 288, and at least two of the following: Crim Jus 312, 318, 351; OR consent of instructor.


CJ 341: Administration of Police Operations (3 credits)

Prerequisites:  Criminal Justice Major who has completed Crim Jus 270, 288, 281, 244, and at least two of the following: Crim Jus 312, 318, 343, 351; OR Criminal Justice Minor who has completed Crim Jus 110, at least one of the following: Crim Jus 244, 270, 281, 288, and at least two of the following: Crim Jus 312, 318, 351; OR consent of instructor.


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

Prerequisites:  Criminal Justice Major who has completed Crim Jus 270, 288, 281, 244, and at least two of the following: Crim Jus 312, 318, 343, 351; OR Criminal Justice Minor who has completed Crim Jus 110, at least one of the following: Crim Jus 244, 270, 281, 288, and at least two of the following: Crim Jus 312, 318, 351; OR consent of instructor.


 CJ 346: Community-Based Corrections (3 credits)

Prerequisites:Criminal Justice Major who has completed Crim Jus 270, 288, 281, 244, and at least two of the following: Crim Jus 312, 318, 343, 351; OR Criminal Justice Minor who has completed Crim Jus 110, at least one of the following: Crim Jus 244, 270, 281, 288, and at least two of the following: Crim Jus 312, 318, 351; OR consent of instructor.


CJ 347: Juvenile Justice System (3 credits)

Prerequisites:  Criminal Justice Major who has completed Crim Jus 270, 288, 281, 244, and at least two of the following: Crim Jus 312, 318, 343, 351; OR Criminal Justice Minor who has completed Crim Jus 110, at least one of the following: Crim Jus 244, 270, 281, 288, and at least two of the following: Crim Jus 312, 318, 351; OR consent of instructor.


CJ 348: Law of Corrections (3 credits)

Prerequisites:  Criminal Justice Major who has completed Crim Jus 270, 288, 281, 244, and at least two of the following: Crim Jus 312, 318, 343, 351; OR Criminal Justice Minor who has completed Crim Jus 110, at least one of the following: Crim Jus 244, 270, 281, 288, and at least two of the following: Crim Jus 312, 318, 351; OR consent of instructor.


CJ 352: Organized Crime (3 credits)

Prerequisites:  Criminal Justice Major who has completed Crim Jus 270, 288, 281, 244, and at least two of the following: Crim Jus 312, 318, 343, 351; OR Criminal Justice Minor who has completed Crim Jus 110, at least one of the following: Crim Jus 244, 270, 281, 288, and at least two of the following: Crim Jus 312, 318, 351; OR consent of instructor.


CJ 353: Convict Criminology (3 credits)

Prerequisites:  Criminal Justice Major who has completed Crim Jus 270, 288, 281, 244, and at least two of the following: Crim Jus 312, 318, 343, 351; OR Criminal Justice Minor who has completed Crim Jus 110, at least one of the following: Crim Jus 244, 270, 281, 288, and at least two of the following: Crim Jus 312, 318, 351; OR consent of instructor.


CJ 354: Homeland Security and Terrorism (3 credits)

Prerequisites:  Criminal Justice Major who has completed Crim Jus 270, 288, 281, 244, and at least two of the following: Crim Jus 312, 318, 343, 351; OR Criminal Justice Minor who has completed Crim Jus 110, at least one of the following: Crim Jus 244, 270, 281, 288, and at least two of the following: Crim Jus 312, 318, 351; OR consent of instructor.


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

Prerequisites:  Criminal Justice Major who has completed Crim Jus 270, 288, 281, 244, and at least two of the following: Crim Jus 312, 318, 343, 351; OR Criminal Justice Minor who has completed Crim Jus 110, at least one of the following: Crim Jus 244, 270, 281, 288, and at least two of the following: Crim Jus 312, 318, 351; OR consent of instructor.


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

Prerequisites:  Instructor consent; students MUST meet with a Criminal Justice faculty member before pursuing an internship opportunity. Students intending to take an internship must have completed at least 90 credits and have a 3.0 GPA in the major.


CJ 446: Independent Study (1 – 3 credits)

Prerequisites:  Departmental consent, and general prerequisites as described by Course and Academic Advisement Policies.


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

Prerequisites:  Departmental consent, university honors status, and junior or senior status.

Senior Capstone Course (Required)

CJ 358: Major Criminal Justice Issues (3 credits)

Prerequisites: Criminal Justice Major who has completed CJ 270, CJ 288, CJ 281, CJ 244, CJ 312, CJ 318, CJ 343, CJ 351 and, at least, 9 of the 15 required CJ elective credits; OR Criminal Justice Minor who has completed CJ 110, at least one of the following: CJ 244 or CJ 270 or CJ 281 or CJ 288, and all of the following: CJ 312, CJ 318, CJ 351; 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