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Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice

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    Criminal Justice is an integrated major with required coursework in the core disciplines that provide the theoretical and methodological roots of contemporary criminological inquiry, as well as applied coursework in Criminal Justice. The program is designed to provide an academic foundation appropriate for an educated citizen as well as particular specializations and certifications for career preparation.

    What will I study?

    Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice (75 Credits)

    Required Courses:

    Introduction (5 credits)

    CRIM 300 Introduction to Criminal Justice (5)

    Foundation Courses (15 credits)

    SOCI 301 Survey of Criminology (5) 
    SOCI 398/351 Introduction to Social Statistics (5) or csbs 320 (5)
    CRIM 330 Social Science Research Methods (5)
    or SOCI 357 A Methodology for Social Research (5)

    Disciplinary Core Courses (25 credits)

    CRIM 340 Ethics in Criminal Justice (5) or PHIL 212 Introductory Ethics (5)
    CRIM 382 Criminal Justice Organization and Administration (5)
    GOVT 306 Basic Concepts of Criminal Law (5)
    PSYC 302 Abnormal Psychology (5)
    CRIM 490 Criminal Justice Senior Capstone (5)

    Specialty Areas Electives - 30 Credits 

    Please note: other courses may be selected as approved by a departmental advisor. For the Law Enforcement/Corrections and Social Justice areas students are highly encouraged to do an internship as one of their electives.

    Recommended (But Not Required) if Interested in Law Enforcement/Corrections
    ADST 300 Survey of Alcohol/Drug Problems (4)
    POLI 302 Criminal Procedure (5)
    CRIM 304 Forensic Inquiry (5)
    CRIM 307 Forensic Photography (2)
    CRIM 404 Forensic Identification (4)
    CRIM 460 Penology (5)
    CRIM 468 Police Systems and Practices (5)
    CRIM 495 Internship in Criminal Justice (6)
    GEOG 328 Geographic Information Systems (5)
    GOVT 302 Criminal Procedure (5)PSYC 425 Psychology and the Legal System (5)

    Recommended (But Not Required) if Interested in Graduate School

    CRIM 302 Criminal Justice Systems and Development (5)
    CRIM 416 Comparative Criminal Justice Systems (5)
    PSYC 425 Psychology and the Legal System (5)
    POLI 305 Jurisprudence
    SOCI 363 Sociology of Deviance (5)
    SOCI 452 Juvenile Delinquency (5)
    SOCI 455 Criminological Theory (5)

    Recommended (But Not Required) if Interested in Social Justice

    PSYC 305 Child and Adolescent Development (4)
    CRIM 360 Women in Prison (5)
    CRIM 420 Peacemaking Criminology (5)
    CRIM 421 Restorative Justice (5)
    CRIM 495 Internship in Criminal Justice (6)
    ANTH 438 Peace, Violence and Culture (5)
    SOCI 452 Juvenile Delinquency (5)
    SOCI 455 Criminological Theory (5)

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    Contact Information

    Sean Chabot - Chair, Department of Sociology & Justice Studies
    329-E Patterson Hall
    Cheney, WA 99004

    email: schabot@ewu.edu
    phone: 509.359.6239
    fax: 509.359.6583

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