2016 AIU Course Catalog


Criminal Justice B.S.C.J.

180 Credits

Program Description

The Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice provides students with a broad based education in criminal justice studies. The curriculum is designed to give students a professional education in the criminal justice field, with particular emphases in policing, courts, criminology, corrections, juvenile justice, homeland security and the field of forensic science. The focus is to provide students with an education that will help them master the skills and expertise needed to work in the field of criminal justice.

Program Outcomes

  • Apply appropriate knowledge and skills necessary for a career in criminal justice and related professions
  • Demonstrate ethical decision making
  • Demonstrate career management skills necessary to promote, further, or enhance criminal justice career opportunities

Requirements

General Education

COMP 101Introduction to Computers

4.5

COMP 102Introduction to Computers Lab

1.5

CRJS 201Ethics and Criminal Justice

4.5

ENGL 106English Composition I

4.5

ENGL 107English Composition II

4.5

HUMA 205Art Appreciation

4.5

or

PHIL 201Introduction to Philosophy

4.5

MATH 125General College Mathematics

4.5

PRES 111Presentation Essentials

4.5

SSCI 206Aspects of Psychology

4.5

SSCI 210Sociology

4.5

SCIE 206Biology

4.5

SCIE 207Biology Lab

1.5

SCIE 210Environmental Science

4.5

SCIE 211Environmental Science Lab

1.5

General Education Electives (1)

4.5

Total Credit Hours:58.5

General Electives

General Elective

4.5

General Elective

4.5

General Elective

4.5

General Elective

4.5

General Elective

4.5

General Elective

4.5

General Elective or Internship

4.5

Total Credit Hours:31.5

Lower Division Core

CRJS 101Foundations of Criminal Justice Systems

4.5

CRJS 105Theories of Crime Causation

4.5

CRJS 205Introduction to Criminal Law

4.5

CRJS 210Introduction to Law Enforcement

4.5

CRJS 215Introduction to American Court System

4.5

CRJS 220Foundations of Corrections

4.5

Total Credit Hours:27

Upper Division Core

CRJS 310Crime Victim Studies

4.5

CRJS 315Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Theory

4.5

CRJS 330Constitutional Issues in Criminal Procedures

4.5

CRJS 355Evidence

4.5

CRJS 405Research Methods & Statistics for Criminal Justice

4.5

Total Credit Hours:22.5

Capstone Requirement

CRJS 499Senior Capstone in Criminal Justice

4.5

Total Credit Hours:4.5

Specialization Options

Generalist

The Generalist specialization provides students the opportunity to transfer in or take specialization courses in any area of Criminal Justice. The courses below are suggestions but may be substituted for any upper level course in the Criminal Justice discipline.

CRJS 270Security and Loss Prevention

4.5

CRJS 305Comparative Criminal Justice System

4.5

CRJS 325Crime and Substance Abuse

4.5

CRJS 345Administration of Criminal Justice

4.5

CRJS 365Criminalistics

4.5

CRJS 370Terrorism and Homeland Security

4.5

CRJS 445Offender Rehabilitation

4.5

CRJS 455Criminal Investigation

4.5

Law Enforcement

Specialization Outcome

  • Apply knowledge and skills needed by entry-level professionals in law enforcement and related professions within the criminal justice system
CRJS 320Community Oriented Policing

4.5

CRJS 325Crime and Substance Abuse

4.5

CRJS 345Administration of Criminal Justice

4.5

CRJS 360Advanced Law Enforcement

4.5

CRJS 365Criminalistics

4.5

CRJS 370Terrorism and Homeland Security

4.5

CRJS 455Criminal Investigation

4.5

CRJS 465Crime Mapping and Analysis

4.5

Forensic Science

Specialization Outcome

  • Apply knowledge and skills needed by entry-level professionals in crime-scene, forensic science, investigation and related professions within the criminal justice system
CRJS 365Criminalistics

4.5

CRJS 375Aspects of Forensic Psychology

4.5

CRJS 406Criminalistics II

4.5

CRJS 466Psychopathology and Criminality

4.5

CRJS 471Medicolegal Death Investigation

4.5

CRJS 475Cybercrimes

4.5

CRJS 478Forensic Biology

4.5

CRJS 455Criminal Investigation

4.5

Corrections and Case Management

Specialization Outcome

  • Apply knowledge and skills needed by entry-level professionals in corrections and related professions within the criminal justice system
CRJS 335Penology

4.5

CRJS 340Addiction Intervention in the Justice System

4.5

CRJS 345Administration of Criminal Justice

4.5

CRJS 435Prison Law

4.5

CRJS 445Offender Rehabilitation

4.5

CRJS 450Advanced Topics in Corrections

4.5

CRJS 454Case Management & Treatment Planning

4.5

CRJS 456Psychopharmacology for Criminal Justice Professionals

4.5

Homeland Security and Crisis Management

Specialization Outcome

  • Apply knowledge and skills needed by entry-level professionals in homeland security, crisis management and related professions within and external to the criminal justice system
CRJS 225Foundations of Crisis Management

4.5

CRJS 370Terrorism and Homeland Security

4.5

CRJS 380Critical Infrastructures

4.5

CRJS 385Interagency Collaboration and Homeland Security

4.5

CRJS 390Stress and Crisis Management

4.5

CRJS 416Homeland Security & Crisis Management Planning

4.5

CRJS 422Psychosocial Dimensions of Terrorism

4.5

CRJS 426Communication and Crisis Planning

4.5

Total Credit Hours: 36

Total Credit Hours: 180