CCPS Criminal Justice (B.S.)

The field of criminal justice examines the environmental, psychological, and biological causes of criminal behavior, the social institutions that deal with crime, modes of criminal investigation and conviction, and how crime can be prevented. Criminal justice professionals commonly work for academic institutions, law enforcement or other government agencies, and correctional facilities. In addition to the course offerings, departmental majors are encouraged to work in community, social and/or correctional agencies where they can apply classroom knowledge to real problems. Students should have math skills equivalent to MATH 100 or higher before enrolling in BSCI 274.

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Program Requirements

Credit Hours


CRIM 102: Introduction to Criminology 3 hrs None

BSCI 200: Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences 3 hrs PSYC 101, SOCI 101 or CRIM 102
CRIM 201: Law and Society 3 hrs CRIM 102
CRIM 221: Victimology 3 hrs None
BSCI 274: Statistical Foundations for the Behavioral Sciences 3 hrs PSYC 101SOCI 101 or CRIM 102
and a college-level math course

CRIM 301: Principles of Forensic Science 3 hrs None
CRIM 331: Advanced Criminology 3 hrs CRIM 102
CRIM 332: Juvenile Delinquency 3 hrs PSYC 101, SOCI 101 or CRIM 102
CRIM 342: The Correctional System 3 hrs None
CRIM 360: The Judicial Process 3 hrs None
BSCI 493: Senior Seminar 3 hrs Senior Standing, BSCI 200, and BSCI 274

Electives Students must also choose 6 hours of criminology electives numbered 300 or above 6 hrs See course descriptions for
individual course requirements


Students should complete all 100-and 200-level requirements before accumulating 60 credit hours (junior status).