Southeast Missouri State University

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Options

The Criminal Justice major currently requires a total of 45 hours consisting of 30 hours of core courses and 15 hours in one of three options:  law enforcement, corrections or criminology.  Anyone majoring in Criminal Justice must also complete all other courses required by the university as well as a minor area of study consisting of at least 15 hours.  Some of minors commonly taken by Criminal Justice Majors are:  Criminology, Sociology, Accounting, Cybersecurity, Social Work, Psychology, Political Science, Computer Science, Foreign Language, and Anthropology.*

*Please refer to the university bulletin for a complete description of all courses in Criminal Justice and minor areas of study.

Core Courses - 30 Hours

CJ100 - Intro to Criminal Justice (3)
CJ110 - Intro To Law Enforcement (3)
CJ125 - Intro To Corrections (3)
CJ220 - Criminal Law (3)
CJ370 - Juvenile Justice (3)
CJ400 - Crisis Management and Conflict Resolution (3)
CJ425 - Planning and Research (3)
CJ499 - Issues in Justice Administration/Capstone (3)
SO242 - Statistics for Soc Scientists (3)
SO305 - Race, Gender, Class and Crime (3)

Law Enforcement Option - 15 Hours

Track 1: Theoretical

CJ310 - Advanced Police Administration (3)
CJ330 - Criminal Investigations (3)
CJ422 - Criminal Procedures (3)
PO500 - Policing in an Information Age (3)
CJxxx - Elective – CJ course at 300-500 level (3)

*Law Enforcement Option - 24 Hours

Track 2: Practical

LE199 - Basic LEA I (6)
LE299 - Basic LEA II (6)
LE399 - Basic LEA III (6)
LE499 - Basic LEA IV (6)

*No minor required

Corrections Option - 15 Hours

CJ230 - Correctional Institutions (3)
CJ355 - Constitutional Rights of Inmates (3)
CJ365 - Community Based Corrections (3)
CJ440 - Offender Rehabilitation (3)
CJXXX - Elective CJ Course at the 300-500 Level (3)

Criminology Option - 15 Hours

CJ375 - Criminal Typology and Victimology (3)
SO300 - Organized and White-Collar Crime (3)
SO360 - Criminology (3)
SO444 - Deviant Social Behavior (3)
CJ/SOXXX - Elective CJ/SO Course at the 300-500 Level (3)

Electives and Internships

All CJ majors are strongly encouraged to participate in an internship experience.

CJ335 - Police Operations (3)
CJ350 - Criminalistics (3)
CJ375 - Criminal Typology and Victimology (3)
CJ435 - Seminar in Criminal Justice (3)
CJ471 - Independent Study (1)
CJ472 - Independent Study (2)
CJ473 - Independent Study (3)
CJ491 - Criminal Justice Internship (6)
CJ510 - Comparative Criminal Justice Systems (3)
CJ525 - Crime and Criminal Justice Policy (3)
CJ834 - Field Experiences in Corrections (3)
CO491 - Corrections Internship (6)
LE491 - Law Enforcement Internship (6)
PO500 - Policing in an Information Age (3)

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