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2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice, B.S.

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Professors: Vivian Aseye Djokotoe
Associate professors: Miyuki Arimoto, Misty Weitzel
Assistant professor: Omar Melchor Ayala, 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.
  4. Analyze and articulate the impact of race and other forms of societal marginalization on the fair application of justice in a diverse society

Choose One

Choose one of the following options to complete your degree:

Option 1: Elective Credits: 20

Select 20 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 not pursuing a concentration and electing to take a minor within Criminal Justice cannot count these courses in their minor requirements. Students pursuing a concentration may not also pursue a minor in their chosen concentration.

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 upper division Criminal Justice classes that will be substituted for their practicum credits.

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