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 course 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 Curriculum requirements, students majoring in Criminal Justice must meet the following requirements for graduation:

Criminal Justice Core Requirements
CJ 101Crime and Society3
SO 101Introduction to Sociology3
CJ 205From College to Career (SO/GT 205)1
SO 241Sociology of Race and Ethnicity3
CJ 241Police and Policing3
CJ 261Prisons and Jails3
CJ 290Criminal Justice Research Methods3
CJ 392Internship in the Community (SO 392/GT 392)3
CJ 385Senior Seminar in Criminal Justice Policy3
Select one of the following crime typologies options:3
Women in the Criminal Justice System (SO/WS 232) (course cross-listed)
Organized Crime
Youth Crime (SO 250)
Sexual Violence
Public Order Crimes (SO 271)
Select one of the following criminal justice in practice options:3
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Investigative Techniques
Probation Parole and Community Corrections
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 in the Community (SO 394/GT 394)
Independent Study in Criminal Justice
Total Credits37

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.