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Criminal Justice Justice Counseling
 

The Criminal Justice major is an interdisciplinary social science curriculum that is focused on the development of practical skills and knowledge for professional careers in the justice field. Students' studies focus on law enforcement, corrections, courts, juvenile justice, criminology, victimology, and research methods to study crime, criminal and abnormal behavior, and society's response to these dynamics. Criminal Justice majors are encouraged to take Spanish in their general studies program.

 

Please note: The following requirements are effective beginning Fall 2012. Students must also complete the General Studies Program and other requirements.

 

Criminal Justice Core

   

 

Hrs

CJUS

110 Survey of Criminal Justice

3

CJUS

190 Criminal Law

3

CJUS

220 Introduction to Corrections

3

CJUS

230 Policing

3

CJUS

308 Community-Based Corrections

3

CJUS

330 Research Methods

3

CJUS

340 Criminal Procedures & The Courts

3

CJUS

360 Criminology

3

CJUS

385 Victimology

3

CJUS

410 Juvenile Delinquency

3

PSYC

495 Seminar in Criminal Justice (Senior Competency Course) 3
Total Criminal Justice Core Courses 33

 

Note: Required Program Prerequisites

CMIS

101

Information Systems Concepts and Applications

3

PSYC

121

Introduction to Psychology

3

SOC

201

Principles of Sociology

3

 

The Justice Counseling option is for students who are interested in human services-related education. Students may take approved Provisional Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (PLADC) courses which are indicated with an asterisk (*) below. To earn the PLADC credential, in addition to completing the required courses, students must complete 300 hours of supervised field experience and pass the required examination. PLADC classes are only offered on campus due to State Licensing regulations.

 

Requirements for Justice Counseling Option

(select 8 of the following courses)

CJUS 441 Criminal Justice Internship (recommended) 3
CJUS 442 Criminal Justice Internship 3
CJUS 450 Criminalistics 3
CJUS 490 Comparative Justice & Human Services Sys 3
CJUS 491 International Field Experience 3
CJUS 498 Special Topics in Criminal Justice 3
CMIS 300 Information Systems Management 3
CMIS 360 Cyber Security 3
EDUC 365 Child Abuse & Neglect Detection 3
EDUC 570 Attachment & the Defiant School Child 3
HP 301 Analysis of Evil I  3
HP 302 Analysis of Evil II 3
PSYC 250 Human Growth & Development * 3
PSYC 420 Social Influence, Compliance, & Obedience 3
PSYC 450 Abnormal Psychology 3
SOC 255 Diversity Issues in the United States 3
SOC 300 Contemporary Social Problems 3
SOC 340 The Family 3
SOWK 300 Professional Ethics * 3
SOWK 310 Techniques of Counseling * 3
SOWK 320 Assessment, Eval, & Casework Mgmt * 3
SOWK 330 Diversity Issues in Counseling * 3
SOWK 390 Group Work * 3
SOWK 410 Addictions * 3
SOWK 420 Medical/Treatment Issues/Chemical Dependency * 3
SPED 500 Inclusionary Practices for Special Education ** 3
SPED 540 Behavior Management **

3

Total for Justice Counseling Option

57

*Approved Provisional Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (PLADC) courses. To earn PLADC, in addition to completing the required courses, students must complete 300 hours of supervised field experience and pass the required examination.

**Graduate courses taken for the Bachelor degree will not count toward the Master's degree program.