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Criminal Justice (CRIMJ) - Archive

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Begin Date: Summer Session 2000
End Date: Spring Semester 2003

Criminal Justice (CRIMJ) - Archive

Capital College

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR TONI DUPONT-MORALES, Program Coordinator

The Bachelor of Science degree program in Criminal Justice helps provide its graduates with the communications and analytical skills critical to succeed in criminal justice and related careers. Through an interdisciplinary approach to the problems of crime and society, the program equips students to pursue graduate study in criminal justice or related disciplines, and educates students to become effective problem- solvers as professionals in the field of criminal justice.

The study of criminal justice is approached as an applied interdisciplinary science, teaching students the practical aspects of crime control and the administration of justice. The Criminal Justice program is designed for students who come from other institutions and targets the needs of students who hold an associate degree in Police Science or Criminal Justice, or those who hold an associate of arts degree.

The Criminal Justice curriculum is structured to provide maximum flexibility, enabling students to take advantage of the vast array of career opportunities available in the field today. After completing general education requirements and core degree requirements, students arrange a plan of study in these general areas: law enforcement, jurisprudence, corrections, and research and planning. Criminal Justice majors can participate in a one-semester internship in a criminal justice agency after completing appropriate course work at an acceptable level of performance.

For a B.S. degree in Criminal Justice a minimum of 120 credits are required.

Entry to Major Requirements:
The student must have a 2.00 cumulative grade point average and an average of C (2.00) or better in any course already taken in the major.

Change of Assignment Recommendation:
Students should generally have completed most of their General Education requirements. A limited number of 001-200 level courses are offered at Penn State Harrisburg for students who need lower division courses.

Students should request a change-of-assignment to Penn State Harrisburg or Penn State Schuylkill during their fourth semester, to be effective for the next semester of enrollment.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(0 - 4 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES)

INTERCULTURAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETENCE:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 11-15 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 64 credits
(This includes 0-4 credits of General Education Courses: 0-4 credits of GQ courses)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (21 credits)[1]
PHLOS 345(3), PUBPL 441(3), CRIMJ 301 DF(3), CRIMJ 302 DF(3), CRIMJ 303 DF(3), CRIMJ 426W(3), CRIMJ 490W(3) (Sem: 5-8)
(At least 6 credits in Additional and/or Supporting courses must be at the 400 level.)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (19 credits)
Select 3 credits from the following: ADMJ 111(3), CRIMJ 200(3) (Sem: 1-5)
Select 4 credits from the following: STAT 200 GQ(4), SCLSC 320(4) (Sem: 2-6)
Select 12 credits from the following: CRIMJ 304(3), CRIMJ 401 DF(3), CRIMJ 402(3), CRIMJ 403 DF(3), CRIMJ 404(3),
CRIMJ 406 DF(3), CRIMJ 407(3), CRIMJ 408 DF(3), CRIMJ 410(3), CRIMJ 411(3), CRIMJ 430(3), CRIMJ 436 DF(3), CRIMJ 489W(3), CRIMJ 495(3-12), CRIMJ 496(1-18),
CRIMJ 497(1-9), PL SC 002(3), PUBPL 304(3), PUBPL 400(3), PUBPL 401(3), PUBPL 420(3), PUBPL 480(3), SOCIO 372(3), SOCIO 463(3),
SOCIO 484(3), SOCIO 486(3), PSYC 406(3), BE SC 408(3), BE SC 461(3) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (24 credits)
Select 3 credits from the following: PL SC 001 GS(3), PUBPL 301(3), PUBPL 350(3), PUBPL 360(3), PUBPL 361 DF(3),
PUBPL 397(1-9), PUBPL 400(3), PUBPL 403(3), PUBPL 408(3), PUBPL 409(3), PUBPL 410 DF(3), PUBPL 411 DF(3), PUBPL 412 DF(3), PUBPL 413 DF(3), PUBPL 421 DF(3),
PUBPL 426(3), PUBPL 437 DF(3), PUBPL 446(3), PUBPL 451(3), PUBPL 452(3), PUBPL 464 (3), PUBPL 470(3), PUBPL 481(3), PUBPL 482(3), PUBPL 483(3), PUBPL 484(3),
PUBPL 485(3), PUBPL 496(1-18), PUBPL 497(1-9) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 6 credits from the following: AFRAS 301 to 499(3), BE SC 301 to 499(3), PSYC 301 to 499(3), SOCIO 300 to 499(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 15 credits in consultation with an academic adviser and in support of the student's interests. (Sem: 5-8)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2000

Blue Sheet #: 28-04-041

Review Date: 11/12/02

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