College of Arts & Sciences

Department of Criminal Justice

Curriculum

Due to the implementation of the new curriculum program known as the General Education Program (GEP), there are currently two programs of study for the Criminal Justice major. All freshman students and transfer students with 14 or fewer credits entering the university in the Fall of 2010 will be required to follow the GEP for their graduation requirements. Students who entered the university prior to the Fall of 2010 will be required to follow the General Education Requirement (GER) for their graduation requirements.


General Education Program (GEP)
For students who entered SJU in the Fall of 2010 or later, or transfer students who entered SJU in the Fall of 2010 with 14 or fewer credits

GEP Signature Courses: six courses

GEP Variable Courses: six to nine courses, including

Social/Behavioral Science:

  • SOC 101 - Introductory Sociology

GEP Overlays: three courses

GEP Integrative Learning Component: three courses

  • MAT 118 - Introduction to Statistics - This is necessary for our majors who will write a Senior Thesis and use SPSS.
  • ACC 101 - Concepts of Financial Accounting — This is important for all of our majors and particularly for those who are pursuing careers in Federal Law Enforcement.
  • Service Learning - Any SL course will satisfy this requirement. This will further our departmental goal of enhancing our students' understanding of social justice.

GEP Electives

Major Concentration:

  • SOC 102 - Social Problems
  • SOC 206 - Theories of Crime
  • SOC 207 - Juvenile Justice
  • SOC 312 - Social Research Methods
  • SOC 313 - Data Analysis
  • SOC 219 - Social Deviance
  • SOC 225 - American Criminal Justice
  • SOC 495 - Seminar I
  • SOC 470 - Special Topics
  • and four other APPROVED Criminal Justice courses numbered above SOC 102. Approved courses are indicated in the Sociology course descriptions.

General Education Requirement (GER)
For students who entered SJU before the Fall of 2010, or transfer students who entered SJU in the Fall of 2010 with 15 or more credits

GER Common Courses: six courses

GER University Distribution: fourteen courses, including

Social/Behavioral Sciences:

  • SOC 101 - Introductory Sociology
  • SOC 102 - Social Problems

GER Electives: any seven courses students select as appropriate for their own intellectual, aesthetic, moral, or career development

Major Concentration:

  • ACC 101 - Financial Accounting
  • SOC 206 - Theories of Crime
  • SOC 207 - Juvenile Justice
  • SOC 312-  Social Research Methods I
  • SOC 313 - Data Analysis
  • SOC 219 - Social Deviance
  • SOC 225 - American Criminal Justice
  • SOC 495 - Seminar I
  • SOC 470 - Special Topics
  • and four other APPROVED Criminal Justice courses numbered above SOC 102. Approved courses are indicated in the Sociology course descriptions.