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  Oct 17, 2017
Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2017-2018

Criminal Justice, BS

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Department: Criminal Justice  

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice provides students with a solid background in criminal justice and criminology, enabling them to develop a broad understanding of crime and the criminal justice system. The department developed the criminal justice program to meet the standards for criminal justice programs designed by the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education (BHE). The same standards are also affirmed by the Academy of Criminal Justice (ACJS). Program standards emphasize the development of skills in critical thinking, communications, conceptualizing ideas and understanding criminal justice data. Students take courses in seven broad areas identified by the BHE as essential for criminal justice programs: 1) Administration of Justice; 2) Crime Theory; 3) Law Enforcement; 4) Criminal Law; 5) Corrections; 6) Ethics; and 7) Research and Analytic Methods.

Course Requirements

Senior capstone (3 credits)

Complete one course, selected from the following:

Total minimum credits: 42

Core Curriculum Requirements

A minimum of 120 earned credit hours is required for graduation. These earned hours include the Core Curriculum Requirements as specified in the Undergraduate Academic Programs  section of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum website, For additional graduation requirements, see the Undergraduate Academic Policies and Procedures  section of this catalog.

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