BA - Criminal Justice

The Criminal Justice program offers undergraduate students an opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge required for career opportunities in the public and private sector. This program is structured on the liberal arts core curriculum and includes a focus on current trends in criminal justice such as homeland security, emergency management and planning, white collar crime, high tech crime, and criminal/fire investigations. Career readiness requires developing skills in communication, behavioral sciences, quantitative/qualitative analysis, and dynamic experiential learning opportunities and required internships. The criminal justice program provides a well-rounded education for sustained professionalism and personal growth.

Public sector positions include the court system, FBI, IRS, Homeland Security, juvenile program worker, correctional officer, state trooper and local police officer positions. Private opportunities include positions as a corporate security officer, industrial security specialist, and fraud investigator.

General Education Courses

Communication

College Writing:  1 course to be selected from ENGL 105 or
ENGL 212 (Analytical Writing - Honors only course)

COMM 152  Effective Speaking

Critical Writing, Reading & Research: 1 course to be selected from CRIT 201, ENGL 213, ENGL 214, or other courses upon approval

Advanced Writing:  1 course to be selected from ENGL 320,
ENGL 321, ENGL 342, ENGL 345, or ENGL 346

Leadership and Professional Development

ITM           123           Digital Applications (1 credit)

LEAD         101           Learning to Lead

SEM          139           First-Year Professional Development Seminar (1 credit)

SEM          239           Sophomore Professional Development Seminar (1 credit)

SEM          339           Junior Professional Development Seminar
(1 credit)

SEM          439           Senior Professional Development Seminar
(1 credit)

Professional Development:  1 course to be selected from
COMM 204, COMM 311, COMM 313, FIN 201, ITM 202, or LEAD 203

Social and Behavioral Science

1 course to be selected from ECON 221 or ECON 222

1 course to be selected from GDS 216, HIST, INTD, or PSCI

1 course to be selected from COMM 247, COMM 310, ECON, HIST, PSY, or SOC

Humanities and Global Values

Humanities:  2 courses to be selected from Art, Dance, Literature, Music, Philosophy, or Religion (Selections must be from two different disciplines.)

Global Values:  1 course to be selected from COMM 310, ECON 313, ENGL 235, ENGL 237, ENGL 238, ENGL 310, GDS 216, HIST 207, HIST 208, HIST 210, HIST 339, HIST 369, HUM 254, PSCI 324, REL 219, REL 322, SPAN 126, SPAN 127

Math and Applied Science

MATH 215                Statistics

Math:                         1 course to be selected from MATH 117, MATH 122, or MATH 190

Science:                      1 course to be selected from ESCI 233 or
ESCI 243

Math/Science:          1 course to be selected from ECON, ESCI, MATH, or PSY

Liberal Arts Core

Interpreting Our Stories

Origins:  1 course to be selected from ENGL 235, ENGL 236,
ENGL 314, HIST 201, HIST 207, HIST 315, HIST 355

Modern to Contemporary:      1 course to be selected from
ENGL 237, ENGL 238, ENGL 315, HIST 202, HIST 208,
HIST 339, HIST 359, HIST 360, HIST 369, or special topics in HIST or PSCI

Examining The Human Condition

2 courses to be selected from HUM 244, Any course 200 or above in PHIL, PSCI, PSY, REL, SOC, or special topics in INTD

Making Connections

LA              400           Liberal Arts Capstone

Major Courses

Required Courses:

CJM          209           Crime, Justice, and Society

CJM          210           Criminal Law and Procedure

CJM          302           Security Investigations

CJM          345           American Corrections

CJM          347           Emergency Planning

CJM          390           Criminal Justice Internship

CJM          480           Advanced Issues in Criminal Justice

Elective Courses (four additional courses from those listed below):

CJM          333           Physical Security

CJM          375           Research Methods

CJM          3xx*          Forensic Analysis and Interpretation

CJM          3xx*          Crime Scene/Fire Scene Investigation

CJM          417           Homeland Security/Terrorism

CJM          470           Special Topics in Criminal Justice

CJM          4xx*          Criminology

SOC           215           Juvenile Delinquency

*Course under development had not been assigned course numbers at the time of catalog publication.

Free Electives

19 credit-hours of electives

Total Credits Required:           120

NOTE: All courses are 3 credit-hours unless otherwise noted and may meet only one degree requirement.

This publication provides information concerning the programs at Nichols College and does not constitute a contract with the student.

The policies and procedures contained in the 2017-2018 Nichols College Catalog will remain in effect until June 30, 2018. Nichols College reserves the right to change at any time the rules governing admission, tuition, fees, courses, the granting of degrees, or any other regulations affecting the campus community. Such changes are to take effect whenever College officials deem necessary and will be communicated via written notice whenever possible or other means as appropriate.

NICHOLS COLLEGE
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Catalog of Nichols College
July 2016
Volume XLVIII