Criminal Justice Undergraduate Degree Requirements Before 2008

Criminal Justice Curriculum for students declaring their major before 2008

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Prerequisites

(Lower Division) (take ALL 5 courses; 15 units)

  • CJA 200 Intro Crim Justice Administration
  • POLS 102 Intro to Am/Ca Govt and Politics
  • SOC 101 Intr Soc: Study of Society
  • SOC 102 Intro to Social Problems (formerly SOC 150)
  • SOC 201 Elemen Social Statistics *OR* other low-div statistics

Requirements

(Upper Division, 9 Units)

  • CJ 303 Soc Control/Policy & Admin of Justice (formerly CJA 301)
  • CJ 540 Planning Research & Eval in CJ
  • PA 301 Concepts & Issues in PA

Practicum Courses (3 Units)

Students must take one course from the following list. Students have the option of selecting an Additional practicum courses may be counted as a CJ-related elective.

  • CJ 497 Investigation and Report (field study w/approval of School Director)
  • CJ 498 CJ Internship (with approval)
  • CJ 543 Community Resources in CJ (counts only if taken fall ‘03 or after)
  • CJ 430 Prisons in Theory & Practice (offered through Extended Studies)
  • CJ 450 Study Abroad in CJ (offered through Extended Studies)
  • ISCOR 450 Study Abroad in ISCOR (with approval) (offered through Extended Studies)
  • CJ 550 Study Abroad in CJ (formerly CJ 496 - Russian CJ, Moscow)

Public Administration Electives

(6 Units)
Students must take 6 upper division Public Administration units.  Three PA one unit courses may also be taken through the Extended Studies program. 

CJ Electives

(18 Units)
Students must choose 3-6 courses from the following list.

  • CJ 300 Crime, Law and Justice
  • CJ 305 CJ Professions & Ethics
  • CJ 310 Law Enforcement Admin
  • CJ 320 Admin of Criminal Law
  • CJ 321 Juvenile Justice Admin
  • CJ 330 Contemp Correctional Admin
  • CJ 302 Crime & Behavior
  • CJ 333 Judicial Admin
  • CJ 420 Constitutional Issues
  • CJ 496 Selected Topics in CJ
  • CJ 502 Juvenile Deviance & the Admin Process
  • CJ 510 Contemp Issues in Law Enforcement
  • CJ 520 Prosecutorial Function
  • CJ 531 Probation & Parole
  • CJ 570 Org Crime: Global & Domestic Persp

CJ Electives Continued


Students may choose up to 3 courses from this group so that you have a total of 6 elective courses (including the classes taken from the above list).

LAW and LEGAL PROCESS

  • ANTH 430 Anthropology of Law
  • POLS 322 Creative Conflict Mgmt
  • POLS 346 Law & Political System
  • POLS 347A American Constitutional Law
  • POLS 347B American Constitutional Law
  • POLS 348 Supreme Court & Contemp Issues (not open to anyone who completed both POLS 347 A & POLS 347 B)
  • POLS 454 Special Problems in Public Law
  • POLS 577 Principles of International Law

COMMUNITY, SOCIAL JUSTICE & GLOBAL ISSUES

  • AFRAS 380 Blacks in the Amer Justice System
  • AFRAS 452 Race Relation Strategies
  • CCS 320 Chicana & Chicano Life Styles
  • CCS 355 U.S.-Mexico Int’l Border
  • ISCOR 421 Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • ISCOR 575 Homeland Security (formerly ISCOR 475)
  • WMNST 370 Women & the Law Policy

CRIMINOLOGY AND PSYCHOLOGY

  • PSY 340 Social Psychology
  • PSY 350 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY 365 Drugs & Behavior
  • SOC 410 Social Psychology
  • SOC 443 Crime & Society
  • SOC 445 Soc of Deviance
  • SOC 543 Sociology of Crime & Punishment

Click here to view and print the Advising Guide for students who declared BEFORE Fall 2008