Degree Requirements

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B.A. Major in Criminal Justice: 33 credits

Lower Division

CRIM 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 credits
SOCI 202 Statistics for Social Science 3 credits
One of the following two courses: 3 credits
SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology
POLS 101 American Politics

Upper Division

SOCI 304 Research Methods 3 credits
CRIM 499 Criminal Theory and Measurement 3 credits
One of the following three courses: 3 credits
CRIM 340 Sociology of Policing
CRIM 352 Corrections
CRIM 390 American Court System
One of the following three courses: 3 credits
SOCI 350 Deviant Behavior
SOCI 351 Criminology
SOCI 353 Juvenile Delinquency
One of the following five courses: 3 credits
CRIM 386 Criminal Law
POLS 303 Constitutional Law: Civil Liberties & Rights
POLS 304 Criminal Justice Amendments & Courts
POLS 323 Constitutional Law: Institutional Powers
SOCI 385 Law and Society
One of the following seven courses: 3 credits
POLS 303 Constitutional Law: Civil Liberties & Rights
POLS 304 Criminal Justice Amendments & Courts
POLS 311 State and Local Government
POLS 312 Urban Politics and City Life
POLS 320 Bureaucracy and Citizens
POLS 321 Politics & Public Administration
POLS 323 Constitutional Law: Institutional Powers
One of the following three courses: 3 credits
PSYC 340 Personality
PSYC 390 Psychopathology
PSYC 402 Forensic Psychology
One CRIM, POLS, SOCI, PHIL, PSYC 300 or 400 level Elective* 3 credits

* Acceptable elective choices are: Any CRIM; SOCI 350, 351, 353, 355 and 385; POLS 303, 304, 311, 312, 320, 321, and 323; PSYC 340, 390, and 402; PHIL 470.


Minor in Criminal Justice: 18 Credits

Lower Division

CRIM 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 credits

Upper Division

One of the following three courses: 3 credits
CRIM 340 Sociology of Policing
CRIM 352 Corrections
CRIM 390 American Court System
One of the following three courses: 3 credits
SOCI 350 Deviant Behavior
SOCI 351 Criminology
SOCI 353 Juvenile Delinquency
One of the following five courses: 3 credits
CRIM 386 Criminal Law
POLS 303 Constitutional Law: Civil Liberties & Rights
POLS 304 Criminal Justice Amendments & Courts
POLS 323 Constitutional Law: Institutional Powers
SOCI 385 Law and Society
One of the following seven courses: 3 credits
POLS 303 Constitutional Law: Civil Liberties & Rights
POLS 304 Criminal Justice Amendments & Courts
POLS 311 State and Local Government
POLS 312 Urban Politics and City Life
POLS 320 Public Administration
POLS 321 Politics and Public Administration
POLS 323 Constitutional Law: Institutional Powers
One CRIM, POLS, SOCI, PSYC Elective*
3 credits


* Acceptable elective choices are: Any CRIM; SOCI 350, 351, 353, 355 and 385; POLS 303, 304, 311, 312, 320, 321, and 323; PSYC 340, 390, and 402; and PHIL 470.

The Criminal Justice Program is administered by the Department of Sociology. Its faculty is drawn from the Departments of Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and adjunct faculty in Criminal Justice. A Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice is offered.

This program provides excellent preparation for students who are planning careers in the field of criminal justice.

The curriculum is structured to blend the best of the liberal arts with courses designed for professional training of present and future members of the law enforcement community. Special emphasis is placed upon the development of the habits of critical thinking and of effective communication skills as well as the acquisition of basic knowledge of the social sciences as they pertain to the area of criminal justice.

Majors should take Introduction to Criminal Justice (CRIM 101) in their first year; and Criminal Theory and Measurement (CRIM 499) in their fourth year.

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CRIMINAL JUSTICE DEPARTMENT
502 E. Boone Avenue
Spokane, WA 99258

Andrea Bertotti Metoyer
Phone: (509) 313-3629
bertottimetoyer@gonzaga.edu
www.gonzaga.edu/criminal-justice
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