Master of Science in Legal Studies: Criminal Justice Concentration
The criminal justice concentration of the legal studies Master of Science degree serves two primary purposes:
- To allow for advanced study of the functions and processes of the American justice system.
- To prepare students for career advancement in the justice system, whether in policing, law, corrections, investigations or human service positions.
The concentration offers a wide range of courses and an interdisciplinary approach that prepares you for a multitude of opportunities in the criminal and civil justice systems.
Get a description of each of Cal U's online criminal justice courses from our Course Catalog here.
Below is a recommended framework of courses for completing the degree.
Required Courses12 Credits
|LAW 600||Law and Public Policy||3|
|LAW 601||Law and Ethics||3|
|LAW 602||Law, Civil Liberties and the Constitution||3|
|LAW 603||Law and Legal Method||3|
Criminal Justice Concentration15 Credits
|PCJ 747||Financial Investigations||3|
|PCJ 748||Criminal Justice Organization and Management||3|
|PCJ 749||Seminar in Justice Studies||3|
|PCJ 750||Sexual Assault Investigations||3|
|LAW 605||Law and Police Process||3|
Criminal Justice Electives9-10 Credits
|PCJ 751||Executive Protection||3|
|PCJ 752||Digital Imaging, Forensic Photography and the Law||3|
|PCJ 755||Polygraph and Lie Detection||3|
|AST 700||U.S. Homeland Security||3|
|AST 720||Domestic Extremism in the United States||3|
|AST 740||Terrorism, Threat & Vulnerability Analysis & Protection||3|
|AST 760||Biological, Chemical, Nuclear & WMD Threats in Homeland Security||3|
|AST 780||Intelligence Practice in Homeland Security||3|
|LAW 606||Law, Punishment and Corrections||3|
|LAW 607||Law and Criminal Conduct||3|
|LAW 702||Law, Science and Forensic Applications||3|
|LAW 730||Independent Study in Law and Public Policy||3|