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Level 1 Courses (Required)

Criminal Justice Majors must have completed or be in the process of completing all Level 1 Courses prior to enrolling in Level 2 Courses.

CJ 110: Introduction to Criminal Justice Process [1] (3 credits); Prerequisites: None.

CJ 270: Introduction to Criminal Law (3 credits); Prerequisites: departmental consent.

 

[1] Occasionally, the Department of Criminal Justice may offer CJ 103 (Introduction to Criminal Justice Process for non-majors). If a non-major completes CJ 103 and later decides to major in criminal justice, CJ 103 will be accepted as an alternate for CJ 110. Credit cannot be received for both CJ 103 and CJ 110.
Level 2 Courses (Required)

CJ 212: Management of Criminal Justice Organizations (3 credits); Prerequisites: CJ 110 or CJ 103, CJ 270 and departmental consent. PA 221: Introduction to Public Administration (3 credits) may be taken as an alternate for CJ 212.

CJ 218: Adjudication Process in Criminal Justice (3 credits); Prerequisites: CJ 110 or CJ 103, CJ 270 and departmental consent.

CJ 244: Correctional Process (3 credits); Prerequisites: CJ 110 or CJ 103, CJ 270 and departmental consent.

CJ 281: Elementary Statistics in Criminal Justice Research (3 credits); Prerequisites: CJ 110 or CJ 103, CJ 270, Math 104 or PBIS 187, 188, 189 or Math Placement Exam score higher than Math 104/PBIS, simultaneous enrollment in CJ 343, and departmental consent.

CJ 288: Police in Modern Society (3 credits); Prerequisites: CJ 110 or CJ 103, CJ 270 and departmental consent.

CJ 343: Quantitative Research Design (3 credits); Prerequisites: CJ 110 or CJ 103, CJ 270, simultaneous enrollment in CJ 281, and departmental consent.

CJ 351: Theories of Crime (3 credits); Prerequisites: CJ 110 or CJ 103, CJ 270 and departmental consent.

Level 3 Courses (Electives)

Criminal Justice Majors must complete 15 credits of electives. A minimum of 9 credits from the list of Level 3 Courses (Electives) must be completed. CJ 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 suggested list of CJ electives offered outside the Department of Criminal Justice described below and/or see your adviser about these alternative electives). However, this is not required. CJ Majors may complete all of their elective credit requirements with Level 3 Elective Criminal Justice Courses.

CJ 304: Criminal Investigation (3 credits); Prerequisites: CJ 110 or CJ 103, CJ 270 and departmental consent.

CJ 319: Criminal Courts: Proof of Guilt (3 credits); Prerequisites: CJ 110 or CJ 103, CJ 270 and departmental consent.

CJ 328: Criminal Courts Behavior (3 credits); Prerequisites: CJ 110 or CJ 103, CJ 270 and departmental consent.

CJ 331: Women and Crime (3 credits); Prerequisites: CJ 110 or CJ 103, CJ 270 and departmental consent.

CJ 332: Institutional Violence (3 credits); Prerequisites: CJ 110 or CJ 103, CJ 270 and departmental consent.

CJ 333: Illegal Bias in the Criminal Justice System (3 credits); Prerequisites: CJ 110 or CJ 103, CJ 270 and departmental consent.

CJ 340: Police Administration (3 credits); Prerequisites: CJ 110 or CJ 103, CJ 270 and departmental consent.

CJ 341: Administration of Police Operations (3 credits); Prerequisites: CJ 110 or CJ 103, CJ 270 and departmental consent.

CJ 346: Community-Based Corrections (3 credits); Prerequisites: CJ 110 or CJ 103, CJ 270 and departmental consent.

CJ 347: Juvenile Justice System (3 credits); Prerequisites: CJ 110 or CJ 103, CJ 270 and departmental consent.

CJ 348: Law of Corrections (3 credits); Prerequisites: CJ 110 or CJ 103, CJ 270 and departmental consent.

CJ 352: Organized Crime (3 credits); Prerequisites: CJ 110 or CJ 103, CJ 270 and departmental consent.

CJ 353: Convict Criminology (3 credits); Prerequisites: CJ 110 or CJ 103, CJ 270 and departmental consent.

CJ 375: Special Topics – the topic of this course will vary (3 credits); Prerequisites: CJ 110 or CJ 103, CJ 270, departmental consent, and at least one of the following: CJ 218, CJ 244, CJ 288.

A CJ major may take up to two CJ 375 courses (for a total of 6 credits) as long as the topics for both CJ 375 courses differ. If a CJ major does take more than one CJ 375 course, a curriculum modification form must be completed and filled out with either the Criminal Justice Office or a CJ faculty member.

CJ 396: Internship in Criminal Justice (1 – 8 credits); Prerequisites: CJ 110 or CJ 103, CJ 270 and departmental consent.

Additionally, review the internship 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.

Level 4 Course (Required)

CJ 358: Major Criminal Justice Issues (3 credits); Prerequisites: CJ 110 or CJ 103, CJ 270, all Level 2 courses, and departmental consent.

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. We urge students to discuss the selection of other relevant electives from other departments not found on this list with their CJ adviser. If a CJ major does select a course that is not listed here, she or he must complete a curriculum modification with either the CJ Office or a CJ faculty member.

Anthropology

21-312: The Indians of North America

21-324: Chicanos in America

College of Education and Humans Services

18-353: Domestic Violence

18-415: Legal and Ethical Aspects of Human Services

College of Business

28-314: Systems Analysis and Design

28-352: Organization and Human Resource Management

28-363: Employee Relations

Interdisciplinary Studies

94-210: The American Indian Experience

94-312: Health Care Politics and Administration

Philosophy

76-345: Philosophy of Law

Political Science

84-225: State and Local Government

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

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

86-463: Theories and Principles of Learning

86-481: Practices in Clinical Psychology

Public Administration

81-307: Administrative Law and Procedure

81-362: Public Personnel Administration

81-364: Administrative Leadership and Behavior

Social Work

93-333: Poverty

93-375: Treatment and Mistreatment of Offenders

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

92-365: Processes of Social Disorganization

92-369: Sociology of Deviance

92-373: Sociology of Law

Urban Planning

99-425: Computer Uses in Urban Analysis