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Criminal Justice Degree| Major

Students will be exposed to a variety of different perspectives on law, justice and human behavior.

Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science

The criminal justice major is an interdisciplinary major is comprised of courses in criminal justice, legal studies, psychology, and the social sciences. You will be exposed to a variety of different perspectives on law, justice, and human behavior. Many of the faculty are experts in the field including practicing lawyers and other clinicians.

Requirements for Criminal Justice Major

Students are required to take 47 semester credits including:

  • CJ 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice (3 SH)

  • CJ 220 Criminal Law and Procedure (3 SH)

  • CJ 201 Law Enforcement (3 SH)

  • CJ 202 Corrections (3 SH)

  • CJ 203 Criminology Theory (3 SH)

  • CJ 350 Internship in Criminal Justice (4 SH)

  • CJ 400 Senior Practicum (3 SH)

  • PS 204 Statistics (4 SH)

  • SS 334 Methods of Field Research (3 SH)

Criminal Justice Group 1

Students are required to take 18 semester credits from the following:

  • BI 211 Forensic Science (3 SH)

  • BI 211L Forensic Science Lab (1 SH)

  • CJ 230 Investigative Techniques (3 SH)

  • CJ 330 Juvenile Delinquency (3 SH)

  • CJ 311 Landmark Cases in Mental Health and Law (3 SH)

  • CJ 327 Death Penalty in America (3 SH)

  • CJ 331 Judicial Process (3 SH)

  • CJ 345 Psychology and Law (3 SH)

  • CJ 3xx Race and Crime

  • CJ 3xx Criminal Evidence

  • CJ 270 / 370 / 470 Special Topics in Criminal Justice (3-4 SH)

  • MN 200 Introduction to Management (3 SH)

  • SO 112 Social Issues (3 SH)

  • SO 225 Race, Ethnic, and Minority Relations (3 SH)

  • PS 220 Child Psychology (3 SH)

  • PS 232 Social Psychology (3 SH)

  • PS 329 Abnormal Psychology (3 SH)

Optional Concentration Criminal Justice - Legal Studies Concentration

Students must be majoring in Criminal Justice to declare this concentration. Concentration requires 18 semester credits from the following:

  • CJ 110 Introduction to Legal Assisting

  • CJ 230 Investigative Techniques

  • CJ 222 Civil Litigation and Procedure

  • CJ 210 Principles of Legal Research and Writing I

  • CJ 303 Taxes and Culture Clinic I

  • CJ 311 Landmark Cases in Mental Health and Law

  • CJ 312 Legal Issues in Sports

  • CJ 315 Business Law I

  • CJ 316 Business Law II

  • CJ 327 Death Penalty in America

  • CJ 332 International Business Law

  • CJ 345 Psychology and Law

  • CJ 331 Judicial Process

For more information about Criminal Justice Degree…

Jennifer Swartz-Levine, Ph.D

Dean of the School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Professor of English and Director of the Writing Center

1 (440) 375-7456

jswartz@lec.edu

Arts Humanities and Social Sciences

College Campus | Royce Hall


Criminal Justice Degree Faculty