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Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice

Program Coordinator: Justin Hazlewood

Alice Lloyd College Social Science Division

2019 –  20 Curriculum Guide Sheet

The Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice (CJ) explores complex issues of crime, justice and social policy from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Students will explore the theory and philosophy of law and justice in the United States. Students will examine the challenges they will face in the pursuit of justice in a complicated and ever-evolving social environment. Students will examine crime as a social problem and will develop the capacity to critically assess the existing criminal justice system with an aim to improve its condition and function. The degree in CJ is focused on developing future leaders who have been educated both in theory and how to apply theoretical concepts in the field.  Students will understand the depth of their responsibility as practitioners and learn how to utilize ethical leadership principles while protecting their respective areas of responsibility and communities.  The emphasis of the major is on developing analytical skills, ethical reasoning, and a capacity for problem-solving. CJ at Alice Lloyd College strives to develop creative and original thinking surrounding perhaps the most challenging social issues in the world. Students in CJ will be prepared to enter into either public or private law enforcement.  This includes private security, asset protection, corrections, Federal, state, and local law enforcement.  The curriculum in CJ has also been designed to support students who intend to enter graduate and/or law school.

General Education Requirements / 54 hours

Institutional: 18 hours:
CIS 110, Comm 126, Eng 101, Eng 102, LE 101, PE 103.
Humanities: 12 hours
Social Science: 12 hours
Natural Science/Mathematics: 12 hours

Criminal Justice Core Requirements / 27 hours

CJ 101, 102, 301, 302, 303, 460;
Soc 101, 102, 320

Criminal Justice Electives/ 12 hours

Choose 6 hours from: CJ 203, 211, 370; Soc 305, 350.
Choose 6 hours from: CJ 312, 371, 372, 461-469, 470, Soc 211, 330 360

Criminal Justice Collateral Requirement / 3 hours

Psy 3-4XX

Recommended Elective

Biol 215

 

Suggested Course Sequence

Freshman Year 
First Semester

PE 103
ENG 101
COMM 126
Math Elective 
CJ 101

Sophomore Year
First Semester

Soc 101
Hist 1-2XX Elective
Eng 2XX Elective
CJ 301
Natural Science Elective

Junior Year
First Semester

CJ 302
SOC 320
PSY 3-4XX
Humanaties Elective
Elective
Elective

Senior Year
First Semester

CJ 303
CJ/SOC Elective
Elective
Elective
Elective

 
Second Semester

LE 101
BIOL 101/108
CIS 110
CJ 102
ENG 102

 
Second Semester

Psy 101
CJ/Soc Elective
Elective
Soc 102
Humanities Elective

 
Second Semester

CJ/SOC Elective
CJ/SOC Elective
Humanities Elective
Elective
Elective
 

 
Second Semester

CJ 460
Elective
Elective
Elective
Electve

This online information is the official text of the Alice Lloyd College Program Catalog 2016-18 and the Social Science Major Handbook. The College reserves the right to change at any time any of the provisions, statements, policies, curricula, procedures, regulations or fees. Other publications supplement the Program Catalog and may be obtained from the appropriate office of the College. The provisions of these publications constitute an agreement – but not an irrevocable contract – between the student and the College.