2020-2021 Academic Catalog

B.S. in Criminal Justice: Law and Justice Concentration

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Program Description

The Law and Justice concentration of the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree equips students with a solid understanding of law and the criminal justice system. The concentration is designed to be particularly useful for students who plan to go on to law school or pursue law enforcement careers in local, state or federal employment. 

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 102  Introduction to Law Enforcement 3
UNI 100  First-Year Seminar 1
Related Elective 3
General Education Course 3
   
Second Semester 15
JUS 103  Correctional Systems 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
Required Related Course 3
Free Electives 6
General Education Course 3
   
Junior Year  
Fifth Semester 15
JUS 375  Criminal Law
3
JUS 376  Criminal Procedure
3
Free Elective
3
General Education Courses 6
   
Sixth Semester 15
JUS 466  Leadership and Ethics in Criminal Justice
3
Required Related Elective
3
Free Elective
3
General Education Courses 
6
   
Senior Year  
Seventh Semester 15
JUS 495  Research Methods in Criminal Justice 3
Related Elective 3
Free Elective 3
General Education Courses 6
   
Eighth Semester 15
JUS 496  Criminological Theory 3
JUS 499  Seminar in Criminal Justice Studies 3
Free Elective 3
General Education Courses 6
Total 120

Concentration Courses

  • JUS 265  Report Writing for Criminal Justice Professionals
  • JUS 365  Mock Trial Concepts
  • JUS 397  Law and Evidence

Related Electives

  • JUS 105  Introduction to Forensic Science
  • JUS 201  Criminal Investigation
  • JUS 220  High Tech Crimes
  • JUS 305  International Criminal Justice
  • JUS 309  White Collar Crime
  • JUS 345  Probation and Parole
  • JUS 394  Problems in Policing
  • JUS 399  Selected Topics
  • JUS 465  Applied Mock Trial
  • JUS 485  Forensic Law
  • JUS 498  Criminal Justice Internship (Law)

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/law-justice.aspx