Bachelor of Arts
The criminal justice program has two aspects to its mission. First, it provides a broad academic background for students in the area of criminal justice so that they have maximum flexibility while in college and after they graduate, regardless of whether they intend to undertake a career in law enforcement, corrections, probation, parole, or federal service, or attend graduate school. Second, the program provides criminal justice practitioners with related and pertinent college courses to assist them in the performance of public service.
With these purposes in mind, the goal of the criminal justice program is to provide students with opportunities to develop both a theoretical and a practical understanding of the complexities involved in the processes of the justice system. Aurora University has developed a program for criminal justice majors composed of a core of seven required courses supported by various program electives that support the core. Majors in criminal justice select an additional four courses from those electives. Internships also are available in one or more professional capacities within the functional agencies of the criminal justice system and in other community service agencies.
Students also may major in any related discipline and minor in criminal justice.
Total number of hours for the major: 40 semester hours
Required Courses: 28 semester hours
|CRJ1010||Introduction to Criminal Justice System (4)|
|CRJ2150||Correctional Services (4)|
|CRJ2420||Criminal Law (4)|
|CRJ2500||Policing America (4)|
|CRJ3610WI||Research Methods (4)|
|CRJ4800||Strategic Planning and Ethics (4) Capstone course.|
Elective Courses: 12 semester hours
|CRJ2210||Courts and Justice (3)|
|CRJ2310||Juvenile Justice (3)|
|CRJ3010||International Crime and Justice (3)|
|CRJ3100||Security Leadership (4)|
|CRJ3150||Probation and Parole (3)|
|CRJ/PSC3180||Constitutional Law and the Judicial System (4)|
|CRJ3200||Homeland Security (4)|
|CRJ3300||Criminal Investigation (3)|
|CRJ3400||Criminal Evidence and Procedure (3)|
|CRJ3500||Organized Crime (3)|
|CRJ3600||Crisis Intervention (3)|
|CRJ3650||Schools and Delinquency (3)|
|CRJ4200||Police Administration (3)|
|CRJ3840/4840||Issues in Criminal Justice (3-4)|
|CRJ4900||Criminal Justice Internship (3-15)|
|Selected Topics (3)|
*NOTE: only 3 semester hours of an internship can count towards major electives
*NOTE: 15 semester hours of 3000+ electives in the major is necessary for graduation
*NOTE: Intern sponsors contract 48 field contact hours for every semester hour. Minimum internship is 3 semester hours (144 field contact hours) and maximum internship is 15 semester hours (720 field contact hours)
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