The baccalaureate (BS) program in Criminal Justice prepares graduates
for careers in the criminal justice system or graduate school by combining
a criminal justice studies with a foundation in the liberal arts and
technology. The curriculum supplements essential coursework in all aspects
of the criminal justice system with courses in areas such as psychology,
history, political science, sociology, biology, communications, and
management. For those interested in more specialized study, there are
concentrations available in computer and economic crime and domestic
Earning a BS degree in criminal justice prepares graduates for a
variety of careers in the criminal justice system. In addition to positions
in law enforcement, criminal justice graduates work in corrections (e.g.
probation/parole officer, prison administration), the courts (e.g. victim
advocates, investigators), and private security. A criminal justice
degree can also be a foundational degree for going to law school or
pursuing a graduate degree in criminal justice, public administration,
political science, sociology, and other social and behavioral sciences.
After completing the general education Core Curriculum Areas A through
E, students will complete their Area F requirements with courses chosen
from criminal justice, sociology, psychology, history, political science,
statistics, foreign language, and other fields related to their academic
or career goals.
At the junior-senior level, students will complete a Criminal Justice
core of four upper-division courses (Criminology, Survey of Criminal
Law and Procedures, Corrections and Law Enforcement) and at least one
additional criminal justice course. The remaining coursework will consist
of approved electives from other disciplines or selected courses from
the areas of concentration.
Criminal Justice majors are not required to choose a specialized
area of concentration, but may do so if they wish to be more prepared
for work in the areas of computer crime, economic crime, or domestic
security. Each area of concentration supplements a core of courses from
the appropriate discipline with additional courses in the criminal justice
application of these fields.
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For more information contact the Dr. Jason Davis, Program Coordinator, at
JasonDavis@clayton.edu or call (678) 466-4855