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Criminal Justice Concentration

The concentration in Criminal Justice offered under the BA degree in Liberal Studies is an 18-credit program that focuses on the interdisciplinary study of crime and the functioning of the criminal justice system, and develop critical analytical skills, and knowledge of the research findings and methods used in the field. Students who complete this concentration may also earn an Undergraduate Certificate in Criminal Justice.

Learning Outcomes

  • Verbally communicate in a clear professional manner and produce reports and policy papers that are organized, focused and make sound critical arguments
  • Display logical and critical evaluation and analysis of social and criminal justice research literature as well as prevailing criminal justice theories and policies
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the basic criminal justice process, its structure and the context of the interrelationships between each component of the criminal justice system
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the legal aspects of policing in the United States including the concepts of due process, equal protection and the rules of criminal procedure

BA in Liberal Studies: Criminal Justice Concentration

Concentration Requirements Credits
AOJ-102 Intro to Criminal Justice 3
AOJ-280 Forensic Science 3
SOC-291 Criminology 3
AOJ-381 Victimology and Criminal Behavior 3
AOJ-310 Criminal Law 3
AOJ-303 White Collar Crime or
AOJ-363 American Juvenile Justice System or
AOJ-484 Public Policy, Crime and Criminal Justice
Total 18 Credits

Transfer Your Credit

Have you attended college before? If so, you may be able to transfer credits earned at other regionally accredited colleges or universities. The University also offers a variety of other ways to earn credit – all designed around the needs of adult learners, like you.

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