2020-2021 Academic Catalog

B.S. in Criminal Justice

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Program Description

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree explores broad concepts related to the field of criminal justice and allows students to select criminal justice electives that are tailored to their specific career goals and interests. 

Delivery Mode

Traditional (on campus)

Curriculum

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
Related Elective 3
Free Elective
3
Laboratory Course
3
General Education Course
3
   
Fourth Semester 15
JUS 361  Court Systems 3
Related Elective 3
Free Electives 6
General Education Course 3
   
Junior Year  
Fifth Semester 15
JUS 375  Criminal Law
3
Related Elective
3
Free Elective
3
General Education Courses 6
   
Sixth Semester 15
JUS 376  Criminal Procedure
3
Related Elective
3
Free Elective
3
General Education Courses 
6
   
Senior Year  
Seventh Semester 15
JUS 466  Leadership and Ethics in Criminal Justice 3
JUS 496  Criminological Theory 3
Free Elective 3
General Education Courses 6
   
Eighth Semester 15
JUS 495  Research Methods in Criminal Justice 3
JUS 499  Seminar in Criminal Justice Studies 3
Free Elective 3
General Education Courses 6
Total 120

Accelerated Bachelor's-to-Master's Program

An accelerated bachelor's-to-master's (B.S. in Criminal Justice to M.A. in Criminal Justice: Applied Criminology) program is also available to undergraduate students who qualify. Curriculum requirements are listed under the "Accelerated Programs" section of this catalog.

Program Webpage

https://www.calu.edu/academics/undergraduate/bachelors/criminal-justice/index.aspx