Criminal Justice

  • Major
  • Minor

Criminal Justice

Preparing you for a rich, rewarding career in law enforcement or the justice system, both in initial entry-level careers and the rest of your life. Reach your full potential.

  • Small class sizes
  • Opportunities for hands-on field experience and co-curricular activities
  • A student community that creates an atmosphere of learning and mutual success
  • Numerous internship opportunities to suit your specific needs, interests, and career aspirations

GAIN REAL-LIFE EXPERIENCE – ALL BEFORE YOU GRADUATE.

Internships

Benefit from involvement of local law enforcement personnel, including the local police department, county sheriff’s department, correctional center, and prison. Many officers also serve as adjunct faculty.

Proven Success
Many graduates are successfully employed at the local, state, and federal level in areas such as law enforcement, corrections, and juvenile justice.

Coursework

Course Title Credits

CJ 101

Introduction to Criminal Justice

3

CJ 102

Deviance and Social Control

3

CJ 202

Writing in Criminal Justice

3

CJ 311

Corrections

3

CJ 312

Police Science

3

CJ 313

or

CJ 320

Community Policing and Problem Solving

 

Crime and Delinquency

3

 

3

CJ 330

Criminal Law and Procedure

3

CJ 420

Criminal Justice Capstone

3

CJ 450

or

CJ 497

Criminal Justice Internship

 

Criminal Justice Thesis

3

 

3

Three of the following courses (2 from the same theme)

Course Title Credits

Pols 104

American National Government

3

Acct 201

Principles of Accounting I

3

Acct 202

Principles of Accounting II

3

Psyc 202

Research Methods

3

Psyc 215

Applied Behavior Analysis

3

Psyc 302

Abnormal Psychology

3

Pols 314

U.S. Constitutional Law

3

Psyc

Social Psychology

3

Busn 315

Business Law I

3

Busn 316

Business Law II

3

Busn 322

Human Resource Management

3

Phil 351

Philosophy and Law

3

Psyc 360

Psychopharmacology

3

Psyc 365

Dynamics of Addiction

3

Psyc 410

Fundamentals of Counseling

3

Psyc 430

Psychology and Law

3

Total Semester Credits Required: 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

We believe every student, regardless of their financial situation, should have access to a UJ education. 100% of our full-time undergraduate students have some type of financial aid, with scholarship packages starting at $8,000 minimum. Your counselor for admissions personally walks you through financial aid, including the process of filing a FAFSA, maximizing your eligibility for aid, and answering any questions you may have along the way.