Dec 18, 2018  
University Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019 
    
University Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019

Criminal Justice, B.S.


120 Credit Hours


Any student who plans to major in Criminal Justice must meet the following requirements before being admitted to the Department:

1.  Complete at least 18 credit hours of course work with a grade of “C” or higher as follow:

 ENG 1110 , ENG 1210 , MATH 1110 , SOCI 2100  or PSY 2100 , CRJU 2250 .

2.  Have an overall Grade Point Average of 2.0 or higher.

Major Course Requirements:


Students are required to complete all courses specified in the General Education Curriculum.  To graduate, students are required to complete a minimum of 120 semester hours with an overall cumulative grade point average of 2.0.   In addition, students are required to receive a grade of “C” or higher in the Criminal Justice Core Curriculum and courses in one of the Criminal Justice Concentrations. The last 30 semester hours must be completed at NCCU.

2. Criminal Justice Concentrations (12 semester hours)


There are currently four concentrations for undergraduates majoring in criminal justice to choose from.

Complete one of the following:

Law Enforcement:

Emphasizes theoretical and practical issues related to law enforcement. Coursework focuses on the history of law enforcement, investigative techniques, management, constitutional rights, public policy, comparative law enforcement and contemporary issues. Possible careers include police officer, deputy sheriff, state and federal law enforcement, private security, law school.

Corrections:

Emphasizes theoretical and practical issues related to corrections. Coursework focuses on the history of corrections, administration, community corrections, counseling and management in prisons and jails, comparative corrections and contemporary issues. Possible careers include corrections officer, case management, probation and parole officers.

Homeland Security:

Emphasizes theoretical and practical issues related to homeland security.  Coursework focuses on the development of homeland security, domestic and international terrorism, legal and public policy concerns connected to homeland security, emergency management and contemporary issues. Possible careers include federal law enforcement, emergency management, state and local law enforcement.

Juvenile Justice:

Emphasizes theoretical and practical issues related to juvenile justice.  Coursework focuses on the development of the juvenile justice system and practices, constitutional rights of youthful offenders, patterns of delinquency, public policy, juvenile victims of crime, comparative juvenile justice and contemporary issues.  Possible careers include juvenile court counselors, juvenile detention staff, law school.

Note(s):


Students must see their designated advisor at least once each semester prior to class registration and are responsible for knowing their requirements for graduation. Students should consider a second major consistent with their career interest.

Four- Year Curriculum Plan


Four-Year Curriculum Plan for Criminal Justice Majors

For key to symbols used, please see ‘key’ below. 

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

*  ENG 1110  -  English Composition I ( 3 )  

*  HIST 1320  -  World Societies ( 3 )  
UNIV 1100  -  First Year Seminar ( 2 )  

*  PEDU 1541  -  Fitness ( 2 )  

**  Foreign Language I (3)

& Elective (3)

Total: 16

Spring Semester

*  ENG 1210  -  English Composition II ( 3 )  

**  Foreign Language II (3)

&  Elective (3)

*  HEDU 1531  -  Health ( 2 )  

*  SOCI 2100  -  Principles of Sociology ( 3 )  or
*PSY 2100  -  General Psychology ( 3 )  

Total: 14

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

*  MSCM 1250  -  Elements of Speech Communication ( 3 ) SI or MSCM 2200  -  Introduction to Public Speaking ( 3 )  SI 

*  BIOL 1000  -  Heredity and Society ( 3 )  

+  CRJU 2250  -  Introduction to Criminal Justice ( 3 )  (WI)

*  MATH 1110  -  Elementary Statistics ( 3 )  

*  Humanities (3)

Total: 15

Spring Semester

+  CRJU 2350  -  Introduction to Law Enforcement ( 3 )  

+  CRJU 2450  -  Introduction to Corrections ( 3 )   

+  CRJU 2650  -  Juvenile Justice ( 3 )  

= Concentration Course (3)
& Elective (3)

Total: 15

Junior Year

Fall Semester

+  CRJU 3000  -  Criminal Justice Theory ( 3 )  

=  Concentration Course (3)

+  CRJU 4060  -  Statistical Methods in Criminal Justice ( 3 )  

+ CRJU 4061  -  Statistical Methods in Criminal Justice Laboratory ( 1 )  

+  CRJU 4510  -  Criminal Law, Procedure and Court Processes ( 3 )  

*  Science (3)

Total: 16

Spring Semester

*  HUM 2410  -  Arts & Humanities I ( 3 )   or

*  HUM 2420  -  Arts & Humanities II ( 3 )  

+  CRJU 3060  -  Ethics and Diversity in Criminal Justice ( 3 )  

+  CRJU 4000  -  Criminal Justice Practicum ( 3 )  

+  CRJU 4110  -  Research Methods in Criminal Justice ( 3 )  

+  CRJU 4111  -  Research Methods in Criminal Justice Laboratory ( 1 )  

&  Elective (3)

Total: 16

Senior Year

Fall Semester

=  Concentration Course (3)

&  Elective (3)

&  Elective (3)

&  Elective (3)

&  Elective (3)

Total: 15

Spring Semester

=  Concentration Course (3)

+  CRJU 4600  -  Senior Seminar ( 3 )  

&  Elective (3)

&  Elective (3)

&  Elective (1)

Total: 13

Total Semester Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 120

Key to symbols used:

** If this course is not required, credit hours are necessary.

Distribution of Hours

* General Education Curriculum (GEC) Requirements (36-42)

+ Criminal Justice Core Courses (35)

= Criminal Justice Concentration (12)

& Electives (31-37)


Note:

  1. No more than 10 percent of the criminal justice major credits are completed through knowledge-based examinations (e.g., CLEP)
  2. The department cannot accept credit for life experience, military, police academy or other professional training as a substitute for any criminal justice course.