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[ARCHIVED CATALOG] 2016-2017 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice, B.A.


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This program is a 39-hour major based on the input of a diverse criminal justice advisory board that is designed to prepare students for careers and rapid advancement in the criminal justice system and related fields. This program of study will enhance the effectiveness of working professionals, provide a foundation for advancement to administrative levels, and prepare students for graduate study in criminal justice administration and related fields. Field placements are available to all students who do not have prior criminal-justice-related professional experience. Placements and possible future employment opportunities with agencies such as the Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, U.S. Capital Police, U.S. Border Patrol, U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Marshals Service, Naval Criminal Investigative Service, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. District Court, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and a variety of local law enforcement agencies and private security firms may be able to provide practical experience for those who are not yet working professionals.

University Campus Only Course Requirements


University Explorations (42 credit hours)


Concentration Courses (15 credit hours)


Complete five courses from the following: any 300- or 400-level CRM courses.

Note that PSY 330 - Forensic Psychology  and SSC 328 - Drugs, Society, and Human Behavior  are also eligible.

Electives

(Related electives are POL 428 - International Law and Organizations  and

 .)

Specializations/Certificate


Students pursuing either the Criminalistics Specialization or Homeland Security Specialization should take the required courses below in place of or along with the concentration courses and electives listed above. Note that the Homeland Security Specialization can also be pursued as a certificate program.

Homeland Security Specialization/Certificate (18 credit hours)


(All six courses must be completed; for double majors, this also counts as an international studies minor or as a specialization in an international studies major.)

Field Placement


Seniors without prior experience are urged to pursue an intensive professional 6 to 15 credit hours of field placement in criminal justice. The field placement course, CRM 425 , serves as an elective course. Student attending the University Campus as majors may elect to attend the Pasco-Hernando Police Academy as their field placement for up to 15 semester hours of credit.

General Elective Credits: Complete enough general elective credit hours to fulfill total hours required for degree completion.


Total Credits: 120


Criminal Justice Minor


Required Courses


Total Credits: 21


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