Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice: Criminology Concentration

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The following eight-semester schedule of courses provides a recommended framework for completing this program of study in four years.

Course Credits
Freshman Year  
First Semester 16
ENG 101  English Composition I 3
JUS 101  Introduction to Criminal Justice Studies 3
JUS 103  Correctional Systems 3
UNI 100  First-Year Seminar 1
Related Elective 3
General Education Course 3
   
Second Semester 15
JUS 102  Introduction to Law Enforcement 3
Related Electives 6
Free Elective 3
General Education Course 3
   
Sophomore Year  
Third Semester 15
JUS 331  Juvenile Justice 3
JUS 361  Court Systems 3
Free Elective
3
Laboratory Course
3
General Education Course
3
   
Fourth Semester 15
JUS 375  Criminal Law 3
Related Elective 3
Free Electives 6
General Education Course 3
   
Junior Year  
Fifth Semester 15
JUS 376  Criminal Procedure
3
JUS 466  Leadership and Ethics
3
Free Elective
3
General Education Courses 6
   
Sixth Semester 15
JUS 495  Research Methods in Criminal Justice
3
Related Elective
3
Free Elective
3
General Education Courses 
6
   
Senior Year  
Seventh Semester 15
JUS 496  Criminological Theory 3
Related Elective 3
Free Elective 3
General Education Courses 6
   
Eighth Semester 15
JUS 499  Seminar in Criminal Justice Studies 3
Related Elective 3
Free Elective 3
General Education Courses 6
Total 120

Required Concentration Courses (6 credits)

  • JUS 215  Victimology
  • JUS 459  Behavioral Analysis of Violent Crime

Related Electives (15 credits)

  • JUS 201  Criminal Investigation
  • JUS 211  Organized Crime
  • JUS 309  White Collar Crime
  • JUS 385  Violence and the Media
  • JUS 395  Death Penalty
  • JUS 399  Selected Topics (Criminology)
  • JUS 429  Terrorism
  • JUS 430  Criminal Intelligence Analysis
  • JUS 460  Sex Crimes and Predators
  • JUS 470  Crimes Against Children
  • JUS 498  Criminology Internship
  • GIS 303  Crime Mapping