Degree Requirements - Criminal Justice

B.A. DEGREE IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE

GENERAL EDUCATION 44-45

CORE REQUIREMENTS 1   

GE 1000 Transition to Kean 1
ENG 1030 College Composition 3
MATH 1016*** Statistics 3
COMM 1402 Speech Communication as Critical Citizenship 3
GE 2021 Research & Technology 3

DISCIPLINARY/INTERDISCIPLINARY
DISTRIBUTION REQUIREMENTS

Humanities 9
*ENG 2304 World Literature 3
*PHIL 1100 Introduction to Philosophy 3
Select one course:
Fine Arts or Art History 3
Philosophy or Religion 3
Foreign Languages 3
Music or Theatre 3
Interdisciplinary 3
Social Sciences 9
*HIST 1000 History of Civil Society in America 3
PSY 1000 General Psychology 3
SOC 1000 Introduction to Sociology 3
Science & Mathematics 10-11
CPS (1031 or 1032 or 1231) 3
AND (Select two courses; one must be a lab science)
Biology 3,4
Chemistry or Physics 3,4
Astronomy, Geology or Meteorology 3,4
Interdisciplinary 3,4
Health/Physical Education 3
ID 1225 Issues Contemporary Health 3

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS 24
(Select 8 courses from at least 3 different areas)
SOC 2300,3050,3150,3350,4700 3   
PA 2000,2010,2700,3001,3110,3200, 3300 3
PHIL 3307,3309,3313 3
PSY 3650,3660 3
PS 2110,3130,3151,3430,3680 3

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS**** 45
REQUIRED COURSES 36

CJ 4600 (WE) Senior Seminar 3
     Capstone
SOC 2710 Crime & Delinquency 3
CJ 2600 Criminal Justice in America 3
CJ 3500 Diversity in Criminal Justice 3
CJ 3610 Correctional Systems 3
CJ 3630 Police Role in the Community 3
CJ 3650 Juvenile Justice 3
CJ 3675 Research Methods in CJ 3
CJ 3685 Substantive Criminal Law 3
CJ 4700 Justice & Police Power 3

3 COURSES OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE ELECTIVES 9
(3450, 3600, 3620, 3630, 3640, 3660,
3680, 3685, 3690, 3700, 3740, 4610,
4650, 4700, 4800/4801, 4990)
Select an area of concentration below
Corrections Concentration (9)
CJ 3620 Probation and Parole 3
CJ 4650 Alternatives to Incarceration 3
PHIL 3309 Philosophy of Punishment 3
OR
Law Concentration (9)
CJ 3690 Role of the Prosecutor 3
CJ 3700 Proof and Verification 3
CJ 4700 Justice and Police Power 3
OR
Policing Concentration (9)
CJ 3600 Police Organization 3
CJ 4700 Justice and Police Power 3
COMM 3525 Conflict Resolution 3
OR
General CJ Concentration Study (9)
Students must take one course from each of the concentration courses listed above (corrections concentration, law concentration, and police concentration.)
Corrections Course 3
Law Course 3
Police Course 3

FREE ELECTIVES:    12

Not Criminal Justice Courses
(50% of free electives must be taken at the 3000-4000 level)

TOTAL 125
1 See prerequisites and equivalencies on page 40.
2 Required of all Freshmen and Transfers with fewer than 10 credits.
*Required Distribution Course
** Admission into the program and program continuation require a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5
*** Prerequisite for CJ 3675 Research Methods.
**** All major courses require a grade of C or better

MINOR REQUIRED COURSES    6
CJ 2600 Criminal Justice in America 3
CJ 3650 Juvenile Justice 3

ELECTIVES 12
One of the following (Corrections) 3
CJ 3610 Correctional Systems 3
CJ 3620 Probation & Parole 3
CJ 4650 Community-Based Alternatives 3
One of the Following (Law Enforcement) 3
CJ 3600 Police Organization & Administration 3
CJ 3630 Police Role in the Community 3
CJ 3690 The Role of the Prosecutor 3
One of the Following (Law) 3
CJ 3640 Comparative Criminal Justice Systems 3
CJ 4700 Justice and Police Power 3
CJ 3685 Substantive Criminal Law 3
And one additional elective to be chosen from any other course in the program 3
TOTAL    18

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