Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
The Criminal Justice Major prepares students for careers in a variety of local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, and for graduate study in related fields.
TRADITIONAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
Criminal Justice Major (42 units) BS
Lower Division Requirements
CJS 113 Introduction to Criminal Justice
POL 213 American Government
POL 223 State and Local Government
Upper Division Requirements
CJS 301 Fundamentals of Criminal Law
CJS 321 Courts and Criminal Procedure
CJS 331 Police Systems and Practices
CJS 341 Minorities in the Criminal Justice System
CJS 485 Methods of Research for Criminal Justice
CJS 496 Institutional and Community Corrections
CJS 499 Senior Project
POL 485 Constitutional Law II
Upper Division Elective Requirements
Nine (9) units from the following:
CJS 400 Special Topics in Criminal Justice
CJS 401 Crime and Delinquency
CJS 402 Hate Crime
CJS 441 Fundamentals of Criminal Investigation and Report Writing
CJS 497 Comparative Criminal Justice
Student Learning Outcomes
Criminal Justice majors should understand basic criminal justice research concepts and procedures as they are employed in the analysis of criminal behavior and in policy formation.
Criminal Justice majors should be knowledgeable of the basic concepts of the American and California criminal justice systems.
Criminal Justice majors should be able to demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills.
Criminal Justice majors should be able to able to analyze the major issues concerning the components of the criminal justice system: courts, law enforcement, and corrections.
Criminal Justice majors should be able to demonstrate in written and oral form engagement in a personal faith-pilgrimage which enables the integration of faith and reason, the development of value-based character, and a commitment to the service of God and human culture.
Complete the following 42 units