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Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice - BA

This major requires a minor.

This degree program provides fundamental knowledge and skills that will enable students to pursue diverse career paths in the broad area of criminal justice or to pursue higher education.

Total number of hours required for this degree:

120 hours

Total number of hours required (not including prerequisites) in major:

39 semester hours

Total number of advanced hours required in major:

21 semester hours

Required courses the in major:

CRIJ 1301, CRIJ 2338, CRIJ 2355, CRIJ 2337, CRIJ 4301, CRIJ 4361, CRIJ 5389;

12 additional CRIJ 3000+

6 additional CRIJ any level

Suggested sequence of courses for Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice

Freshman Year

FALL

 

 

SPRING

 

ENGL 1313

3 hrs

 

ENGL 1314

3 hrs

BIOL 1400

4 hrs

 

Natural Science w/lab

4 hrs

CRIJ 1301

3 hrs

 

MATH 1301 or higher

3 hrs

Fine Arts course

3 hrs

 

Elective course

3 hrs

RLST course

3 hrs

 

Elective course

3 hrs

Total

16 hrs

 

Total

16 hrs

Sophomore Year

FALL

 

 

SPRING

 

CRIJ 2338

3 hrs

 

CRIJ 2337

3 hrs

CRIJ 2355

3 hrs

 

Sophomore literature

3 hrs

Foreign language or

Multicultural course

3-4 hrs

 

Foreign language or

Multicultural courses

3 hrs

General education course

3 hrs

 

PHIL 2321

3 hrs

SOCI 1301

3 hrs

 

Gen ed elective

3 hrs

Total

15-16 hrs

 

Total

16 hrs

Junior Year

FALL

 

 

SPRING

 

SOCI 3311

3 hrs

 

SOCI 3316

3 hrs

CRIJ 3000+

3 hrs

 

CRIJ 2000+

3 hrs

Minor course

3 hrs

 

CRIJ 3000+

3 hrs

Minor course

3 hrs

 

Minor course 3000+

3 hrs

Gen ed elective

3 hrs

 

Elective course

3 hrs

Total

15 hrs

 

Total

15 hrs

Senior Year

FALL

 

 

SPRING

 

CRIJ 4361

3 hrs

 

CRIJ 5389

3 hrs

CRIJ 3000+

3 hrs

 

CRIJ 4301

3 hrs

Minor course 3000+

3 hrs

 

Minor course 3000+

3 hrs

Minor course 3000+

3 hrs

 

Elective course

3 hrs

Elective course

3 hrs

 

Elective course

3 hrs

Total

15 hrs

 

Total

15 hrs

The following components are required in all degrees:

General education, major, minor (if required), foundation courses (if required), validation of computer literacy, and validation of overall advanced and institutional hours.

Prerequisites to the required courses in the major:

None

Computer literacy requirement fulfilled through:

One of the following:

SOCI 3311

Sociological Statistics

SOCI 3316

Quantitative Sociological Research Methods

Foreign language requirement, if any:

None

Acceptable minor fields:

Any OLLU approved minor

Criminal Justice - Minor

Total number of hours required in the minor:

18 semester hours

Total number of advanced hours in the minor:

6 semester hours

Required courses in the minor:

CRIJ 1301

Introduction to Criminal Justice

CRIJ 2337

Crime and Society

CRIJ 5389

Practicum

One of the following:

CRIJ 4361

Criminal Law

CRIJ 4363

Criminal Procedure

Two of the following:

CRIJ 2359

Juvenile Justice

CRIJ 3350

Law and Society

CRIJ 3356

Criminal Investigation

CRIJ 3352

White Collar Crime

CRIJ 3357

Juvenile Delinquency

CRIJ 3390

Special Topics

CRIJ 4350

Comparative Criminal Justice Systems

CRIJ 4362

Probation and Parole

CRIJ 4370

Professional Ethics

CRIJ 5390

Special Topics

Note: the minor requirements coincide with the Criminal Justice certificate requirements, but require an additional three hours of electives in Criminal Justice. Minors who wish to receive the Criminal Justice certificate must register with the Certificate Program Director prior to taking advanced standing courses and complete at least 9 hours of criminal justice coursework in residence at OLLU.

Criminal Justice - Certificate

Required number of hours (not including prerequisites) in certificate:

15 semester hours

Required number of advanced hours in certificate:

9 semester hours

This program provides a fundamental grounding in issues pertaining to crime and justice and the various parts of the criminal justice system. It is designed for people who desire to work in the criminal justice system as well as for people who want to become more knowledgeable about issues relating to it. The program gives students broad knowledge about the nature and extent of crime, types of criminals, causes of crime and the workings of the criminal justice system. Completion of the program provides employers, graduate schools and others with evidence that students have basic, usable and ethical knowledge of the area of criminal justice. Students must register with the Criminal Justice Certification Program Director prior to taking advanced standing Criminal Justice courses for credit toward certification. To receive the certificate, students must complete at least 9 hours of criminal justice coursework in residence at OLLU.

Required courses (not including prerequisites) in certificate:

CRIJ 1301

Introduction to Criminal Justice

CRIJ 2337

Crime and Society

CRIJ 5389

Practicum

One of the following:

CRIJ 4361

Criminal Law

CRIJ 4363

Criminal Procedure

Three hours in CRIJ courses.