About the CCPS Criminal Justice Program

About the CCPS Criminal Justice Program

The Behavioral Sciences Department Program at the College of Continuing Professional Studies offers a bachelors of science in criminal justice Criminal justice is the study of criminal behavior and the social institutions that deal with crime. This program is designed to prepare you for a career in corrections, probation, criminology, forensic sciences, law enforcement, immigration, and security administration.

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Curriculum

Students should complete all 100- and 200-level requirements before accumulating 60 credit hours (junior status). The criminal justice major requires 34 hours of coursework in the following distribution:

31 hours of required Courses:
CRIM 102: Introduction to Criminology (3 hours)
CRIM 108: Writing in the Beh. Sciences (1 hour_
CRIM 200: Research Methods in Social Science (3 hours)
CRIM 201: Law and Society (3 hours)
CRIM 221: Victimology (3 hours)
CRIM 275: Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (3 hours)
CRIM 301: Principles of Forensic Science (3 hours)
CRIM 331: Advanced Criminology (3 hours)
CRIM 332: Juvenile Delinquency (3 hours)
CRIM 360: The Judicial Process (3 hours)
CRIM 493: Senior Seminar (3 hours)

Students also must choose a 3 hour criminology elective numbered 300 or above.

Students must take the following courses as part of general education requirements:
PSYC 101: Introduction to Psychology (3 hours)
PSYC 334: Abnormal Psychology (3 hours)
PLSC 101: Government & Politics in the U.S.