Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice
Program Contact: Alan S. Bruce 203-582-8458
This distinctive criminal justice degree program offers students a well-integrated education, placing criminal and deviant behavior within a wider sociological context. Students are exposed to courses ranging from crime response philosophy to criminal justice public policy. Carefully structured internships assure students of practical applications of theoretical material. Upon successful degree completion, students are prepared to continue their education or assume careers in fields such as policing, corrections, law, social work, public administration, teaching, international peacekeeping and many fields related to crime control and administration of justice.
Criminal Justice Curriculum
In addition to the University Curriculum and the College of Arts and Sciences Liberal Arts Track requirements, students majoring in Criminal Justice must meet the following requirements for graduation:
|Criminal Justice Core Requirements|
|CJ 101||Crime and Society||3|
|SO 101||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|CJ 205||From College to Career (SO/GT 205)||1|
|SO 241||Sociology of Race and Ethnicity||3|
|CJ 241||Police & Policing||3|
|CJ 261||Prisons and Jails||3|
|CJ 290||Criminal Justice Methods||3|
|CJ 392||Internship in the Community||3|
|CJ 385||Senior Seminar in Criminal Justice Policy||3|
|Select one of the following crime typologies options:||3|
|Women in the Criminal Justice System (SO/WS 232)|
|Youth Crime (SO 250)|
|Public Order Crimes (SO 271)|
|Select one of the following criminal justice in practice options:||3|
|Alternative Dispute Resolution|
|PS 283 Introduction to Forensic Psychology|
|Independent Study in Criminal Justice 1|
|Select two of the following advanced elective options:||6|
|Perspectives on Violence (SO 330)|
|Drugs, Alcohol and Society (SO 333)|
|Forensic Issues in Law Enforcement|
|Crime and Media (SO 355)|
|Sociology of Mental Illness|
|Constitution, Ethics and Policing|
|Advanced Internship Seminar in the Community|
|Independent Study in Criminal Justice|
Can count as either a crime typologies or criminal justice in practice option.
Admission Requirements: College of Arts and Sciences
The requirements for admission into the undergraduate College of Arts and Sciences programs are the same as those for admission to Quinnipiac University.
Admission to the university is competitive, and applicants are expected to present a strong college prep program in high school. Prospective freshmen are strongly encouraged to file an application as early in the senior year as possible, and arrange to have first quarter grades sent from their high school counselor as soon as they are available.
For detailed admission requirements, including required documents, please visit the Admissions page of this catalog.