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2019-2020 Catalog 
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice, B.S.

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Professors: Vivian Djokotoe, Terry Gingerich
Associate professors: Scott Tighe, Misty Weitzel
Assistant professor: Miyuki Vamadevan Arimoto, Mari Sakiyama, Taryn Vanderpyl


Provide students with a high-quality liberal arts education in the interdisciplinary field of criminal justice. Maintain a network of local, state, federal and academic institutions through outreach and research. Criminal Justice majors are prepared to engage in civic endeavors and to assume field positions in criminal justice and social service agencies or enter graduate programs.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain and analyze the role of each component of the criminal justice field and how they relate to each other.
  2. Analyze and articulate the multitude of issues, theories, policies, practices and current challenges related to the ethical administration of justice in a free society.
  3. Apply basic theories and practices in real world contexts.

Elective Credits: 24

Select 24 upper division credits from criminal justice electives or any combination of social science courses. This may include an additional 4 credits of CJ 409 

Students electing to take a minor in Homeland Security and Community Preparedness, Forensic Anthropology, or Youth Crime Studies cannot count these courses in their minor requirements.

Total Credits: 72


Criminal Justice majors normally complete a practicum as part of their degree. Students must have an overall GPA of 2.67 in order to participate in a practicum. Students who do not have a GPA of 2.67 by their senior year, must either petition to partake in a practicum, or, in consultation with their faculty adviser, select classes that will be substituted for their practicum credits.

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