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    Degree offered: Bachelor of Arts  

    Minor offered: Criminology and Criminal Justice

    The Criminology and Criminal Justice major provides comprehensive coverage of the criminal justice system including the law, law enforcement, the courts, and corrections. All of this is framed within the larger context of society today and the history of Western civilization. Themes addressed in this broad context include the concept of community, the nature of human nature, punishment vs. rehabilitation, victimology, and civil rights. Criminology and Criminal Justice majors pursue careers in all sectors of the criminal justice system, sometimes after additional graduate study in criminology or public administration.

     

      


    Requirements for a B.A. in Criminology and Criminal Justice

    Courses
    See course descriptions for prerequisites and co-requisites   
    Credits
       
    Students must complete the core requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree in addition to the major requirements listed below.  
       
    CRJ 105 The Criminal Justice System 3*
    CRJ 230 The Law, Society and Polity 3*
    CRJ 352 Research Methods 3*
    CRJ 365 Criminology 3*
    CRJ 479 CORE: Criminal Justice Seminar 3*
       
    Select two from the following: 6*
    CRJ 236 The Judicial Process  
    CRJ 263 Juvenile Delinquency  
    CRJ 280 Police and Modern Society  
    CRJ 310 Corrections  
       
    Select one from the following: 3*
    CRJ 268 Victimology  
    CRJ 305 Ethics in Doing Justice  
    CRJ 320 Women in Crime and Justice  
    CRJ 378 Race and Ethnicity in Criminal Justice  
       
    CRJ Electives 18*
    Select 18 credits from the courses below excluding those selected above   
    CRJ 231 The History of the Constitution of the United States of America  
    CRJ 236 The Judicial Process  
    CRJ 263 Juvenile Delinquency  
    CRJ 268 Victimology  
    CRJ 278 Crime in Media and Popular Culture  
    CRJ 279A CORE: Environmental Values Policymaking  
    CRJ 279G CORE: Interpersonal Negotiation and Mediation  
    CRJ 280 Police and Modern Society  
    CRJ 305 Ethics in Doing Justice  
    CRJ 310 Corrections  
    CRJ 320 Women in Crime and Justice  
    CRJ 330 Punishment, Sentencing and the Death Penalty  
    CRJ 378 Race and Ethnicity in Criminal Justice  
    CRJ 379C CORE: Causes of Collective Violence  
    CRJ 379A CORE: Justice, Rights and Liberties  
    CRJ 486 Independent Study  
    CRJ 497 Internship  
       
    Required correlatives:   
    POL 101 The Great Issues of Politics 3
       
    Select one from the following: 3
    SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology  
    SOC 215 Deviance and Institutional Problems  
       
    SCE 000 Senior Comprehensive Examination --
       
    Total Credits Required  48 
    *used to calculate the Major GPA  

    Transfer credit will be evaluated on a course by course basis. Credit will be granted towards requirements in the Criminology and Criminal Justice major/minor only for courses determined to be equivalent to criminal justice courses in the Ohio Dominican University catalog. Technical courses in criminal justice, law enforcement, corrections and related areas will not be awarded credit towards requirements for the Criminology and Criminal Justice major/minor. These courses will transfer to ODU as elective credits.  


    Requirements for a Minor in Criminology and Criminal Justice

    Courses
    See course descriptions for prerequisites and co-requisites   
    Credits
       
    CRJ 105 The Criminal Justice System 3
       
    Select one of the following: 3
    CRJ 263 Juvenile Delinquency   
    CRJ 365 Criminology  
       
    CRJ electives  12
       
    Total Credits Required 18

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