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The Major(s), with Emphases and/or Options

Criminal Justice Major

  • Required Units (crs.): 45 Units (crs.)

  • Required Courses: In addition to Core Courses: To earn a major in Criminal Justice, the student, in addition to successfully completing the core courses, must complete a minimum of nine credits of courses in Criminal Justice selected from the following list:

    • Criminal Justice 304, Criminal Investigation

    • Criminal Justice 319, Criminal Courts: Proof of Guilt

    • Criminal Justice 328, Criminal Courts Behavior

    • Criminal Justice 333, Illegal Bias in the Criminal Justice System

    • Criminal Justice 340, Police Administration

    • Criminal Justice 346, Community-Based Corrections

    • Criminal Justice 347, Juvenile Justice Systems

    • Criminal Justice 348, Law of Corrections

    • Criminal Justice 352, Organized Crime

    • Criminal Justice 375, Special Topics in Criminal Justice

    • Criminal Justice 396, Internship in Criminal Justice (Students must complete 90 credits, or permission of the Internship Coordinator)

    • Criminal Justice 446, Independent Study in Criminal Justice

  • Plus a maximum of 12 credits of cognate courses/electives offered by other departments.

  • Electives: Up to 12 units (crs.) selected from the following list. This list does not include all courses that may be approved. Students should consult with their Criminal Justice Advisers about courses not on this list.

    • Anthropology: Anthropology 312, 324.

    • Business: Business Administration 314, 352, 363.

    • Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice 333, 352, 375, 446, 474

    • Human Services: Human Services 353, 415.

    • Interdisciplinary: Interdisciplinary Studies 205, 312.

    • Political Science: Political Science 225, 304, 306, 310, 392.

    • Public Administration: Public Administration 307, 362,

    • Psychology: Psychology 205, 291, 303, 324, 331, 355, 363, 367, 383, 481.

    • Social Work: Social Work 333, 375, 410.

    • Sociology: Sociology 311, 325, 331, 337, 351, 353, 355, 359, 361, 369, 373.

    • Urban Planning: Urban and Regional Studies 425.

Comment:

Students, with the permission of their Criminal Justice adviser, may take an internship in a criminal justice or related service agency. Up to eight units (crs.) can be earned for this experience.

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