Print this chapterPrint this chapter

20-21 Bacone College Academic Catalog

22. RENNARD STRICKLAND SCHOOL OF TRIBAL LAW AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE

22.2. Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Studies

The Baccalaureate Program of Criminal Justice Studies is the study of the structure, functions and decision-making processes of the police, courts and correctional agencies involved in the control and management of criminal offenders.  The discipline examines the causes and patterns of criminal behavior and the role of the law in regulating both crime and the operation of the criminal justice system.  Furthermore, the program provides students with the opportunity to gain necessary skills in the area of program development and evaluation as well as planning and research within the field of criminal justice.

The Baccalaureate Degree in Criminal Justice Studies will serve the following types of students:

·       Those seeking a four-year degree as a prerequisite for entry into the criminal justice field;

·       Those currently in service in the criminal justice system who seek to broaden their skills and obtain job-related knowledge and expertise, and

·       Those currently in the criminal justice system who seek to specialize and/or work in some other area of the system.

*  Introduction to Psychology is a course requirement in this category.


Recommended Course Sequence for Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Studies

First Year Fall Semester      

ENG 1113       English Composition I

CJS 1103        Introduction to Criminal Justice        

CLE 1103       First Year Seminar     

MTH ____      MTH 1513 College Algebra   or MTH 1493 Math Structures

________3      Liberal Arts Guided Elective (ART/AES/COM/LIT- 3 cr. Hrs.)

15 Credit Hours         

 

First Year Spring Semester

ENG 1213      English Composition II

CJS 2303        Courts and Constitutional Law

CJS 1123        Drugs, Alcohol, and Crime

CJS 2313        State Criminal Law

_______3        Liberal Arts Guided Elective (PSC/SOC) – 3 cr. Hrs.

15 Credit Hours

 

Second Year Fall Semester  

SPC 1713        Speaking and Thinking Critically      

_______          Science course w/lab (4 CR Hrs.)      

CJS 2213        Juvenile Justice          

CJS 2613        Law Enforcement       

CJS 2413        Federal Corrections

16 Credit Hours         

 

Second Year Spring Semester

ESE 2112        Personal Health (2 credits)

REL ____       Religion Course (3 cr. hrs.)

SOC 2113       Social Problems

CJS 3313        Federal & Tribal Criminal Law

AIS ____        American Indian Studies

CJS 3623        Criminal Investigations

17 Credit Hours

 

Third Year Fall Semester                

HIS ____        History Course (3 cr. Hrs)      

PSY 1113        Introduction to Psychology    

CJS 2513        Forensics I

CJS ____        CJS Elective    (3 cr. Hrs.)      

CJS ____        CJS Elective (3 cr. Hrs)

15 Credit Hours         

 

Third Year Spring Semester

SOC 2213       Intro to Social Work

LOGIC 3213 Introduction to Critical Thinking and Informal Logic

CJS ____        CJS Elective (3 cr. Hrs.)

CJS ____        CJS Elective (3 cr. Hrs.)

CJS ____        CJS Elective (3 cr. Hrs.)

15 Credit Hours

 

Fourth Year Fall Semester  

AES ___         Aesthetics or Humanities (3 credits)

CJS 4013        State Corrections

________        Liberal Arts Guided Elective (LIT/COM/ENG- 3 cr. Hrs.)   

CJS ____        CJS Elective (3 cr. Hrs.)

CJS ____        CJS Elective (3 cr. Hrs.)

15 Credit Hours         

 

Fourth Year Spring Semester

CJS 4954        Capstone (4 credits)—Mandatory Capstone Exam

CJS 3113        Social Ethics

CJS 4996        CJS Internship (6-12 hrs)

CJS ____        CJS Elective (3 cr. Hrs.)

16 Credit Hours

 

124 Total Credit Hours in the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Studies