Major in Criminal Justice

120 Credits

This program ushers student to academic and professional environments related to the Criminal Justice field. The Bachelor of Arts with major in Criminal Justice provides students a detailed view of the field with specific emphasis on the legal, forensic, and academic aspects of the discipline.

Students who graduate from this program can pursue professional positions in the public or private sector, or pursue a graduate degree in law or in the social sciences. The program is structured to address current topics in the field such as multiculturalism, alternate sentencing methods, rehabilitation processes, and cybercrimes, among others. Students must comply with state and local requirements or limitations to practice the profession.

Program Objectives/ Outcomes:

  • Develop student’s knowledge related to factors that cause the criminality problem, such as to empower him/her in efforts as a provider of Criminal Justice services.
  • Promote the development of a critical attitude to build his/her capacity, to comply with job requirements, and at the same time, to seek for promotions within the organizational structure where he/she works.
  • Offer an innovative curriculum that responds to the country’s social, economic, cultural and professional needs.
  • Coach, orient, and stimulate students who wish to continue graduate studies in Law.
  • Empower students on applying knowledge and acquired skills when employed in a government agency or the private sector, so that they can attain their goals.
  • Develop proficiency to communicate adequately in English and Spanish both orally and in writing.

SCIE 111-O Integrated Science I

COMP 110-O Computer and Software

ENGL 115-O College Reading & Writing I

ENGL 116-O College Reading & Writing II

ENGL 331-O Public Speaking

SPAN 115-O Reading, Writing, and the Oral Communication in Spanish I

SPAN 116-O Reading, Writing, and the Oral Communication in Spanish II

SPAN 255-O Spanish for Writing and Research

HUMA 101-O World Cultures I

HUMA 102-O World Cultures II

SOSC 111-O Individual, Community, Government, and Social Responsibility I

SOSC 112-O Individual, Community, Government, and Social Responsibility II

MATH 120-O Algebra

CRIM 107-O Introduction to Criminal Justice

SOCI 203-O Principles of Sociology/Survey Course

SOSC 258-O Research Techniques in Social Sciences

PSYC 123-O General Psychology

PSYC 350-O Psychopathology Principles

SOSC 303-O Applied Statistics Methods for Social Sciences

SOCI 325-O Sociology of Deviancy

CRIM 400-O Human Rights in the Contemporary World

POSC 373-O Political Systems of United States of America

QYLE 110-O Attitude Development and University Adaptation (Must be taken in 1st semester of enrollment)

CRIM 306-O Comparative Criminal Justice System

CRIM 350-O The Correction System

CRIM 427-O Therapeutic Jurisprudence and Restorative Justice

CRIM 335-O Ethical Aspects of Justice

CRIM 405-O Multiculturalism and Crime

CRIM 300-O General Principles of Penal Law

CRIM 360-O Criminal Investigation Techniques

CRIM 432-O Criminal Technology, Fraud and Cybercrimes

CRIM 301-O Special laws in Criminal Legislation

CRIM 380-O Criminalistics

CRIM 200-O Constitutional Protections and Civil Rights

CRIM 370-O Law of Evidence

CRIM 434-O Forensic Psychology in the Criminal Justice System

CRIM 302-O Criminal Procedure

CRIM 415-O Evidence, Case Preparation and Testimony