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  Criminal Justice

Requirements for a Major in Criminal Justice

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The Major of Criminal Justice is awarded upon completion of:

  • The 41 hours university General Education core curriculum
  • A minimum of 30 hours of coursework in the major
  • Cognate (related) support courses
  • General Electives
  • The community service/service learning requirement
  • The writing proficiency examination (ENG 199)
  • Students must earn "C" or better in all major courses
  • Majors must have complete or be enrolled simultaneously in SOC 101 to enroll in CJ 205
  • Introduction to Criminal Justice is the prerequisite for all other criminal justice courses


What Can I Do With a Degree in Criminal Justice

AREAS

SOCIAL SERVICES

 *Corrections *Counseling *Juvenile Justice *Casework *Administration *Probations & Parole *Victim Advocacy

JUDICIARY AND LAW

*Attorney *Court Reporting *Legal Assistance *Legal Research *Administration

LAW ENFORCEMENT

*Patrolling *Investigating *Forensics *Probation *Security

BUSINESS

*Private Security *Consulting *Investigating *Systems Integration *Global Intelligence *Private Investigation *Internet Security *Loss and Prevention

EDUCATION

*Teaching *Research


 Student Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • Majors will demonstrate familiarity with the major sociological, and/or criminological, and/or social work theories and concepts
  • Majors will demonstrate their ability to use statistics to interpret sociological, and/or criminological, and/or social work data and verbalize their meanings using their language of sociology, criminology, and/or social work
  • Majors will be able to write a research paper that will reflect a thorough understanding of sociological, and/or criminological, and/or social work theory and research methodology
  • Majors will demonstrate their communicative skills by presenting their research to an audience of social sciences faculty and students


Faculty 

Dr. C.J. Wiltz

Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice, and Program Coordinator for Criminal Justice

504-816-4815

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Dr. Ashraf Esmail

Asst. Professor of Criminal Justice

504-816-4599

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