Criminal Justice (496)

Nature of Profession

Corrections professionals work in a variety of environments including prisons, probation, parole and corrections agencies. Specialized training and knowledge are essential for today’s corrections professional. Corrections professionals must be able to use discretion during a spectrum of events.

Related Job Titles

Some related job titles include corrections officer, parole officer and probation officer.

Courses

First Semester

Course # Course Title Credits
CJUS 1101 Introduction to the Criminal Justice Profession 3
CJUS 1115 Interpersonal Communication 2
CJUS 2220 Restorative Justice 2
ENGL 1101 English Composition I 3
PSCI 1104 American Government (The American Democracy I) 3
PSYC 1110 Principles of Psychology 3

Second Semester

Course # Course Title Credits
CJUS 2230 Critical Incident Management 2
CJUS 2234 Constitutional Criminal Procedures 3
ENGL 1102 English Composition II 3
MATH 1124 or higher Finite Math or higher 3
PSCI 1105 American Government (The American Democracy II) 3
SOCI 1170 Introduction to Sociology 4

Third Semester

Course # Course Title Credits
CJUS 1125 Criminal Law 3
CJUS 2201 Criminology & Victimology 3
CJUS 2215 Ethics in Criminal Justice 2
CJUS 2236 Current Issues in Criminal Justice 3
PHIL 1107 Ethics 3
SOCI 2230 Social Problems 2
SOCI 2232 The Criminal Justice System 2

Fourth Semester

Course # Course Title Credits
CJUS 2240 Correctional Case Management 3
CJUS 2241 Comparative Criminal Justice Systems 3
COMM 1115 Fundamentals of Effective Speech 3
HSSR 1105 Survey of Substance Abuse 3
SOCI 1107 Introduction to Diversity 3
SOCI 2231 Juvenile Delinquency 2
Program Total: 68

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