Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Criminal Justice Administration, Bachelor of Science

REQUIRED MAJOR HOURS 36
REQUIRED MINOR HOURS 15-20
TOTAL PROGRAM HOURS 51-56
PRESCRIBED COURSES ATTAINABLE IN GEN ED: NONE

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Criminal Justice Administration program will:

  1. Evaluate significant criminal justice issues facing society and demonstrate a professional competency which includes major social, political, and historical context of America and various world cultures both past and present;
  2. Demonstrate competence in understanding how the issues of race, diversity, and poverty impact the areas of criminal justice, sociology, and political science;
  3. Apply racial, diversity, poverty, and social deviance theoretical foundations to their law enforcement practices and responsibilities;
  4. Demonstrate the organizational behavior skills in intellectual, social, and political areas needed to function effectively in the 21st century law enforcement profession;
  5. Explain and employ a depth of subject content of criminal justice practices within the system which will establish a strong foundation to support immediate entry level into the profession;
  6. Demonstrate effective research skills, which include quantitative and qualitative data gathering and analysis, relative to the criminal justice profession;
  7. Demonstrate the ability to identify, analyze evidence, and present issues to criminal justice practitioners and judicial officials; and
  8. Incorporate professional values within ethical and legal guidelines of criminal justice administration, and explain the importance of personal responsibility and accountability for professional law enforcement practices and ethical decision making.

Program Requirements

NOTE: Internship(s) or field experience(s) are highly recommended. All prerequisites for elective courses must be satisfied. When a student adds a second major or minor, this decision needs to be made in consultation with the faculty advisor.

Required Major Hours (30 hours)

CJAD 205Criminal Justice Administration

3

CJAD 210Criminal Law

3

CJAD 230Criminal Justice Procedures - Law and Practice

3

CJAD 320Ethics in Criminal Justice

3

CJAD 420Administrative Decision Making for Public Safety

3

CJAD 430Criminal Justice Theory and Research

3

POLS 320Constitutional Law I: Structure and Institution

3

SOCI 313Sociology of Deviant Behavior

3

SOCI 400Minority Groups

3

SOCI 411Criminology

3

Electives (6 hours)

Choose six hours from the following.
CJAD 380Crime Scene Investigation I

3

CJAD 400Special Topics in Public Safety

3

CJAD 410Philosophy of Criminal Justice

3

CJAD 425American Corrections

3

CJAD 440Trends in Criminal Justice

3

CJAD 450International Issues in Public Safety

3

CJAD 460Cybercrime

3

CJAD 470Homeland Security, Terrorism and Intelligence

3

CJAD 475Organized Crime

3

CJAD 480Crime Scene Investigation II

3

CJAD 497Public Safety Internship I

3

CJAD 498Public Safety Internship II

3

CJAD 499Criminal Justice Field Experience

1-12

POLS 314The Courts

3

ACCT 430Forensic Accounting

3

POLS 324Constitutional Law II: Bill of Rights and 14th Amendment

3

PSYC 401Psychopathology

3

SOCI 415Juvenile Delinquency

3

CJAD 495Independent Study I

3

CJAD 496Independent Study II

3

Required Minor Hours (15-20 hours)

A minor selected from any of the University’s offerings.

Total Credit Hours: 51-56

Additional Requirements for Transfer Majors

All students transferring under the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement must complete Old and New Testament. Transfer students who enroll and meet articulation do not have to meet the World Language requirement.