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Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice

The Criminal Justice Program is designed as an interdisciplinary study drawing from legal studies, mathematics, psychology, business and public administration.  Graduates qualify to hold management and administrative positions within the criminal justice system, i.e., corrections, customs, judiciary, police, etc.  The program requires sixteen (16) courses with each course completed in the sequence specified by advisors.  In order to meet individual needs and interests, students may draw from several courses to complete their required electives.  Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all major coursework.

 

Criminal Justice Program Learning Goals:

Goal 1: Demonstrate a general understanding of the various roles of criminal justice professions in the public and private sectors;

Goal 2: Demonstrate leadership and teamwork skills;

Goal 3: Demonstrate critical thinking and analytical skills in solving real world problems in criminal justice;

Goal 4: Demonstrate a sufficient real world understanding of law and public policy process;

Goal 5: Demonstrate proficiency in information technology, and communication skills, etc.;

Goal 6: Demonstrate an understanding of local, regional and global environments and their relevance to criminal justice;

Goal 7: Demonstrate an understanding of ethical, professional, and socially responsible behavior.

 

For Business Administration majors, upper division Legal Studies (LW) and Public Administration (PA) courses may be used to fulfill upper division elective requirements outside SPBA.

 

SUMMARY OF REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BSCJ DEGREE

Course
Credits

General Education Requirements

55

Criminal Justice Major Requirements

48

Criminal Justice Electives

18

General Electives

3

Requirement for Graduation (credit hours)

124

 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

Course
Title
Credit Hours
Prerequisite

BA130

Intro. to Computer Ops

3

MA085-II placement

LW101

Intro. to Criminal Justice

3

None

LW202

Trial and Evidence

3

None

LW306

Criminal Law

3

None

LW311

Correctional Security Mgmt. and Admin.

3

 

LW402

Constitutional Law

3

 

LW404

Administration and Management of Criminal Justice Organization  

3

 

LW409

Problems in Criminal Justice

3

None

PA305

Data Analysis in Public Administration

3

BA130,

PA201

Public Admin. in Guam and in the Western Pacific

3

 

PA210

Public Admin. and Management:  Concepts and Applications

3

 

PA233

Impact of Government Regulatory Administration Business

3

 

PA304

Government Public Information

3

 

PA303

Government Finance

3

 

PA403

Public Personnel Administration

3

 

PA405

Leadership Ethics in the Professions

3

 

  

48

 

Electives (18 credit hours):  to be approved by Legal Studies advisors. 

What careers are available to someone with a degree in Criminal Justice?

  1. Correctional Officers
  2. Government Lawyers
  3. Judges
  4. Paralegals
  5. Police Officers
  6. Private-Practice Lawyers
  7. Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists