(College of Business)
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree
The Criminal Justice degree program prepares students for professional careers in the field of criminal justice. Through this course of study, students are expected to acquire the communication, logic, critical thinking and ethical reasoning skills essential for both the understanding of complex global and domestic criminal justice issues and for effective career performance and progression.
Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to demonstrate the ability to
- Explain the historical backgrounds, agencies, professions, purposes, functions and administration of the American criminal justice system.
- Develop and apply criminal justice research plans utilizing the scientific method; appropriate sampling, measurement, and data collection techniques; and data analysis including descriptive and inferential statistics, central tendency, variability, analysis of variance and correlation.
- Apply criminological theories and causes of crime, and appropriate methods of control and prevention of criminal behavior to situational contexts within the American criminal justice system.
- Explain the complex responsibilities, procedures, and policies of law enforcement agencies operating in the American criminal justice system.
- Explain the history and purpose of criminal law, classify crimes and identify criminal liability, and apply legal theory and substantive elements to situational contexts within the American criminal justice system.
- Articulate the philosophy, history and various perspectives of incarceration, and the development of prisons and other social institutions of penal correction within the American criminal justice system.
From heightened national security to concerns about corporate accountability, our changing world has created a high demand for well-trained criminal justice professionals. The Criminal Justice degree program prepares students for a wide variety of criminal justice employment at the local, national and federal levels, including careers in court administration, private investigation, airport security and social services, or as a federal agent, police officer or border patrol agent, among many others.
The program's judicious mix of Criminal Justice and Arts & Sciences courses is intended to develop and enhance each student's critical thinking and effective communication skills, as well as their appreciation for diversity, citizenship, leadership and public service. In keeping with the unique curriculum and varied career opportunities available to graduates o the Criminal Justice program, students are encouraged to take advantage of available internship, study abroad, and elective course opportunities which target their specific interests and goals.
Through the program, students have the opportunity to
- Learn from professionals experienced in a variety of criminal justice fields.
- Develop an appreciation for diversity, citizenship, leadership, science and technology, and qualitative and quantitative analysis.
- Customize your degree with an Arts & Sciences concentration or pursue a collection of Criminal Justice electives which target your specific interests and goals.
Criminal Justice Master of Science Program (Providence Campus)
JWU also offers a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice that provides a unique combination of management and criminal justice education. This program is relevant to criminal justice students whose goal is to assume management responsibilities at some point in their careers. The criminal justice field requires graduates to have comprehensive analytical skills, and the master of science program teaches not only these skills but also a broad understanding of the global nature of the criminal justice business.
For more information contact Graduate Admissions Ph: 1-800-DIAL-JWU ext. 1015 or 401-598-1015 Fax: 401-598-1286 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.jwu.edu/graduate
A four-year program leading to the bachelor of science degree.
|CJS1002||Introduction to Criminal Justice||4.5|
|CJS4030||Criminal Justice Research Methods||4.5|
|CJS4080||Criminal Justice Senior Seminar||4.5|
|Choose 13.5 credits of the following:||13.5|
|Advanced Topics in Criminalistics|
|Criminal Justice Internship|
|Related Professional Studies|
|ACCT2001||Business Accounting I||4.5|
|FIT1000||Information Technology for Business Professionals||4.5|
|MGMT1001||Principles of Management||4.5|
|MGMT2001||Human Resource Management||4.5|
|ENG1001||An Introduction to Literary Genres||4.5|
|ENG1021||Advanced Composition and Communication||4.5|
|HIST3001||U. S. History from Colonial Times to 1876||4.5|
|HIST3002||U. S. History Since 1877 (to the Present)||4.5|
|LEAD2001||Foundations of Leadership Studies||4.5|
|PHIL3020||Crisis and Controversy: A Critical Thinking Approach||4.5|
|PHIL3040||Ethics of Business Leadership||4.5|
|Math||One math course 1000 level or higher based on student's placement assessment||4.5|
|Science||One SCI-designated course||4.5|
|Sociology||One sociology course at the SOC2002 level or higher||4.5|
|Choose one of the following options: *||27|
National Security Concentration
(see requirements below) AND 3 free electives
27 credits selected from 1000-4999 numbered offerings within the university
Topics in National Security
It is strongly suggested that students use 3 free electives to complete the National Security concentration
NOTES: Students must pass MATH0010 Basic Mathematics or have equivalent placement scores to enroll in required math course(s).
Free elective(s) may be satisfied by an internship. Contact EE&CS for details.
Students who graduate with a bachelor of science degree must leave Johnson & Wales University with effective writing skills. These writing skills will be assessed at the completion of ENG1021 Advanced Composition and Communication.
Study Abroad programs may satisfy a variety of History, Sociology, English and other elective requirements. Visit Study Abroad for details.