Requirements for the B.A. in Criminal Justice

(55-60 credits as listed below, with Undergraduate Curriculum requirements and electives as listed below)

The Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice fosters an awareness of the various schools of thought and social theories on the origins, nature and extent of criminal behavior, criminal justice and the justice system. Courses stress the relationship between issues of criminal behavior and criminal justice and sociological factors such as class, gender, race and other demographic characteristics.

Common Curriculum

(35-36 credits as listed below)

1. Eight courses in Sociology/Criminal Justice

  • SO 101 Introductory Sociology
  • CJ 160 Crime and Punishment
  • SO 201 Writing for Sociology
  • SO 265 Social Inequalities
  • CJ 375 Theories of Deviance and Criminality
  • SO 330 Research Methods I
  • SO 490 Senior Seminar I
  • SO 491 Senior Seminar II

2. One required course in Mathematics

  • MA 141 Elementary Statistics

3. Additional Requirements (20-24 credits)

In addition to the core courses, students will select six of the following courses:

  • AN 272 Cultures, Conflict and Power
  • CJ 215 Organized Crime
  • CJ 220 Topics Courses
  • CJ 225 Criminal Investigation
  • CJ 226 Crime Scene Investigation and Reconstruction
  • CJ 230 Drugs and Society
  • CJ 240 Rehabilitative Practices and Policies
  • CJ 248 Women and Crime
  • CJ 250 Policing and Society
  • CJ 260 Prisons and Corrections
  • CJ 273 Criminal Minds, Criminal Roles
  • CJ 275 Comparative Criminal Justice Systems
  • CJ 290 Surveillance
  • CJ 310 Civil Rights, Civil Liberties and the Law
  • CJ 325 Inside/Out
  • CJ 340 Juvenile Justice
  • CJ 377 Domestic Violence
  • PS 110 Law and the Legal Process
  • PS 220 American Constitutional Law
  • PS 243 Introduction to Peace and Conflict Resolution
  • PS/PL 245 Political Thought
  • PY 153 Social Psychology
  • PY 270 Forensic Psychology
  • SO 363 Internship in Sociology

With approval of the Director of the Criminal Justice major, students may be able to count other courses taken at Arcadia or elsewhere as electives toward completion of the major.

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