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B.A. Major in Criminal Justice: 34 credits

Lower Division

CRIM 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 credits
SOCI 202 (Math 121) Statistics for Social Science 3 credits

Upper Division

SOCI 304 Research Methods 4 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
Two of the following seven courses: 6 credits
POLS 303 Civil Liberties
POLS 304 Criminal Justice Amendments and 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
One of the following three courses: 3 credits
PSYC 340 Personality
PSYC 390 Psychopathology
PSYC 402 Forensic Psychology
CRIM, POLS, SOCI, PHIL, PSYC Elective* 6 credits
CRIM 499 Criminal Theory and Measurement 3 credits

* Acceptable elective choices are: Any CRIM; SOCI 350, 351, 353, 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 seven courses: 3 credits
POLS 303 Civil Liberties
POLS 304 Criminal Justice Amendments and 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
CRIM, POLS, SOCI, PSYC Elective*
6 credits


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

Director: M. Bahr

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 as well as an opportunity to advance the education of individuals who are already members of the law enforcement profession.

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. Students have the opportunity to graduate with honors in the major if they have fulfilled all requirements, achieved a grade point average of at least 3.70 in their criminal justice courses, and written and defended a senior honors thesis (CRIM 494).

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
Andrea Bertotti Metoyer
502 E. Boone Avenue
Spokane, WA 99258
Phone: (509) 313-3629
Email: bertottimetoyer@gonzaga.edu
www.gonzaga.edu/criminal-justice
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