B.S. in Criminal Justice: Criminology Concentration

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Program Description

The Criminology concentration of the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree explores classical, psychological, sociological, economic, biological and political theories of crime.

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
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

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/criminology.aspx