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  Jul 26, 2017
 
 
    
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University Undergraduate Catalog 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice, B.S.


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Curriculum Requirements


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 , 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 124 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 for Criminal Justice Majors


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

Freshman Year


Total: 16

Spring Semester


Total: 17

Sophomore Year


Junior Year


Senior Year


Fall Semester


  • =  Concentration Course (3)
  • &  Elective (3)
  • &  Elective (3)
  • &  Elective (3)
  • &  Elective (3)
Total: 15

Spring Semester


Total: 14

Total Semester Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 124


Key to symbols used:

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

Distribution of Hours
* General Education Curriculum (GEC) Requirements (31)
^ Non-GEC Requirements (6)
+ Criminal Justice Core Courses (35)
= Criminal Justice Concentration (12)
& Electives (40)


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.

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