Criminal Justice Curriculum
Students majoring in Criminal Justice must meet the following requirements for graduation:
|University Curriculum 1||46|
|College of Arts and Sciences Curriculum 2||21-24|
|Criminal Justice Core Requirements|
|CJ 101||Crime and Society||3|
|SO 101||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|CJ 205||From College to Career (SO/GT 205)||1|
|SO 241||Sociology of Race and Ethnicity||3|
|CJ 241||Police and Policing||3|
|CJ 261||Prisons and Jails||3|
|CJ 290||Criminal Justice Research Methods||3|
|CJ 392||Internship in the Community (SO 392/GT 392)||3|
|CJ 385||Senior Seminar in Criminal Justice Policy||3|
|Select one of the following crime typologies options:||3|
|Women in the Criminal Justice System (SO/WGS 232) (course cross-listed)|
|Youth Crime (SO 250)|
|Sexual Violence (WGS 253)|
|Public Order Crimes (SO 271)|
|Select one of the following criminal justice in practice options:||3|
|Alternative Dispute Resolution|
|Probation Parole and Community Corrections|
|Introduction to Forensic Psychology|
|Select two of the following advanced elective options:||6|
|Perspectives on Violence (SO 330)|
|Drugs, Alcohol and Society (SO 333)|
|Forensic Issues in Law Enforcement|
|Crime and Media (SO 355)|
|Sociology of Mental Health|
|Inside-Out Prison Exchange Seminar|
|Constitution, Ethics and Policing|
|Advanced Internship in the Community (SO 394/GT 394)|
|Independent Study in Criminal Justice|
All students must complete the 46 credits of the University Curriculum.
Students must complete the College of Arts and Sciences Curriculum requirements specific to their major. See details below.
Can count as either a crime typologies or criminal justice in practice option.
College of Arts and Sciences Curriculum
The College of Arts and Sciences offers bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees. As the home of the liberal arts at Quinnipiac, CAS encourages students to pursue a balanced program of study across multiple disciplines. In pursuit of that goal, CAS imposes additional requirements beyond the University Curriculum.
All CAS students (both bachelor of science and bachelor of arts) must complete one foreign language through the 102-level. Foreign language classes may also count toward the UC Personal Inquiry II requirement.
Additionally, students earning a bachelor of arts must fulfill separate requirements for breadth and depth of study:
For the breadth requirement, students must complete at least 3 credits in each of the four CAS disciplinary areas other than the area of the student’s major. These areas are: fine arts, humanities, natural sciences and social sciences. For example, a student majoring in political science—a social science discipline—would complete at least 3 credits each in fine arts, humanities and natural science. A course taken to fulfill the CAS breadth requirement may not simultaneously fulfill any UC requirement.
For the depth requirement, students must complete at least 9 credits within a single subject area other than that of the major. (A “subject area” is identified with a catalog subject code, such as PL, CJ, WS, MA, etc.) CAS depth courses may also count toward UC requirements.
Students pursuing a bachelor of science, a double major, or certain accelerated degree programs are exempt from the CAS breadth and depth requirements, but must complete the foreign language requirement.