Curriculum

Core Requirements (45 semester hours)

Introduction to the Criminal Justice System (3)
Criminal Law (3)
Introduction to Corrections (3)
Juvenile Justice System (3)
Criminology (3)
Social Justice Issues (3)
Criminal Evidence (3)
Criminal Procedures (3)
Criminal & Social Justice Research Methods (3)
Criminal Justice and Diversity Issues (3)
Law Enforcement & Society (3)
White Collar Crime(3)** OR Topics: (3)
Internship (6)
American Constitutional Law II (3)

 

Concentrations (9 semester hours)

Students must choose from one of six concentrations. Each concentration requires a minimum of three (3) courses from a single concentration. At least one course must be at the 300-400 level.

Law & Politics
Introduction to Law (3)
Legal process/Mock Trial (3)
American Public Policy (3)
Terrorism (3)
White Collar Crime (3)
Topics: (3)

**Side note: if a student completed CSJU 410 to fulfill the requirement within the major, the student must choose a different course to complete the 9 hours within the concentration (no “double-dipping”)

Psychology
Life-Span Development (3)
Abnormal Psychology (3)
Introduction to Forensic Psychology (3)
Psychology of Terrorism (3)
Adolescent Behavior (3)
Personality (3)

Social Work
Social Policy II (3)
The Legal System and the Helping Profession (3)
Social Work Practice I (3)
Social Work Practice II (3)
Social Work in a Pluralistic Society (3)

Forensics
Human Biology/Lab (4)
Foundations of Chemistry/Lab (5)
Directed Study: Forensics (2)
Introduction to Forensic Psychology (3)

Languages & Cultural Diversity
Intermediate or Advanced language course (minimum 6)
Cultural Diversity Topics (requires advisor approval) (3)
Practicum (must be in a “diverse” setting that exposes the student to a culture different from his/her own) (3)

Leadership (for practicing law enforcement officers) All courses offered online.
Leadership Principles (3)
Interpersonal Communications in the Workplace (3)
Team Building and Development (3)
Strategies for Change (3)
Ethics in the Workplace (3)
Human Resource Issues for Leaders (3)
Contemporary Issues in Leadership (3)

 

Specified General Education Required (12 semester hours):

Introduction to Statistics (3)
General Psychology (3)
Contemporary Issues Ethics (3)
State and Local Politics (3)

For more information, refer to the USF Catalog