Criminal Justice B.S.

Criminal Justice Course Descriptions

Criminal justice is an interdisciplinary field of inquiry focused on the philosophical, theoretical and practical applications of justice, and on the resolution of conflict within society. Rather than train individuals for a particular occupation through sole instruction in specific vocational skills, the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, offered through ADCaP offers a broad liberal arts education which focuses on the cultivation of analytical and creative thought, and the ability to communicate effectively in a 21st century workplace and social environment.


A. 27 semester hours of required core courses, as follows:

CRIJ 1301Introduction to Criminal Justice

CRIJ 1325Criminology

CRIJ 2310Criminal Law and Procedure

CRIJ 2313Corrections

CRIJ 2328Law Enforcement

CRIJ 2333Juvenile Justice

CRIJ 3360Criminal Justice Administration

CRIJ 3370Criminal Justice Research Methods

CRIJ 4380Criminal Justice Capstone

B. 27 semester hours of coursework of upper division coursework selected from the following courses:

CRIJ 3300

CRIJ 3330Race, Gender, Ethnicity and the Law

CRIJ 3335Civil Liability

CRIJ 3340Victimology

CRIJ 3380Criminal Investigation

CRIJ 3390Terrorism and Homeland Security

CRIJ 4300Corporate Crime and Deviance

CRIJ 4305Cyber Crimes

CRIJ 4320Sex Crimes

CRIJ 4340Women in Criminal Justice

CRIJ 4390Concepts in Self-Defense

CRIJ 4395Internship in Criminal Justice

C. Students must complete the following specific courses in the UIW Core Curriculum requirements:

MATH 1304College Algebra

PHIL 3333Applied Ethics

PSYC 1301Introduction to Psychology

PHIL 3333: Satisfies second PHIL/RELS requirement

PSYC 1301: satisfies social science requirement