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.
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.
General Education Requirements
Criminal Justice Major Requirements
Criminal Justice Electives
Requirement for Graduation (credit hours)
Intro. to Computer Ops
Intro. to Criminal Justice
Trial and Evidence
Correctional Security Mgmt. and Admin.
Administration and Management of Criminal Justice Organization
Problems in Criminal Justice
Data Analysis in Public Administration
Public Admin. in Guam and in the Western Pacific
Public Admin. and Management: Concepts and Applications
Impact of Government Regulatory Administration Business
Government Public Information
Public Personnel Administration
Leadership Ethics in the Professions
Electives (18 credit hours): to be approved by Legal Studies advisors.
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