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Department of Criminal Justice

Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice

Students on Summer 2021, Fall 2021, or Spring 2022 requirements CJUSBA

The Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice is an interdisciplinary degree that draws on the social sciences, legal studies, and the humanities to study social norms, rules, and laws; the causes of their violations; and the social and legal response to these violations. Systems of regulation, including the criminal justice system and dispute resolution processes, are studied and evaluated as organizational, social, and cultural processes. Criminal Justice courses are taught by a diverse group of scholars trained in criminal justice and criminology, law, sociology, psychology, and philosophy. The degree is designed for students interested in studying justice-related issues, including law.

Requirements

The major requires at least 30 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.
  1. Introductory Course. One (1) course:
    • CJUS-P 100 Introduction to Criminal Justice
  2. Theories of Crime and Deviance. One (1) course:
    • CJUS-P 200 Theories of Crime and Deviance
  3. The Nature of Inquiry. One (1) course:
    • CJUS-P 290 The Nature of Inquiry
  4. Law and Social Science. One (1) course:
    • CJUS-P 314 Law and Social Science
  5. Statistics. One (1) course:
    • CJUS-K 300 Techniques of Data Analysis
    • ANTH-A 306 Anthropological Statistics
    • ECON-E 370 Statistical Analysis for Business and Economics
    • ECON-E 371 Introduction to Applied Econometrics
    • ECON-S 370 Statistical Analysis for Business and Economics: Honors
    • ECON-S 371 Introduction to Applied Econometrics: Honors
    • MATH-M 365 Introduction to Probability and Statistics
    • POLS-Y 395 Quantitative Political Analysis
    • PSY-K 300 Statistical Techniques
    • PSY-K 310 Statistical Techniques
    • SOC-S 371 Statistics in Sociology
    • STAT-K 310 Statistical Techniques
    • STAT-S 300 Introduction to Applied Statistical Methods
    • STAT-S 301 Applied Statistical Methods for Business
    • STAT-S 303 Applied Statistical Methods for the Life Sciences
  6. Criminal Justice Electives. Three (3) courses:
    • CJUS-P 245 Social Justice and the Justice System
    • CJUS-P 300 Topics in Criminal Justice
    • CJUS-P 301 Police in Contemporary Society
    • CJUS-P 302 Courts and Criminal Justice
    • CJUS-P 303 Corrections and Criminal Justice
    • CJUS-P 304 Probation and Parole
    • CJUS-P 305 Deviant Images/Deviant Acts
    • CJUS-P 306 Drugs, Society, and Justice
    • CJUS-P 307 Policing Democracies
    • CJUS-P 308 Gender and Crime
    • CJUS-P 309 Preventing Antisocial Behavior
    • CJUS-P 311 Private Security
    • CJUS-P 312 Child Maltreatment and the Law
    • CJUS-P 316 Crime in the Movies
    • CJUS-P 318 Gender, Crime, and Justice: A Global Perspective
    • CJUS-P 320 Foundations of Criminal Investigation
    • CJUS-P 330 Criminal Justice Ethics
    • CJUS-P 340 Law and Society: The Cross-Cultural Perspective
    • CJUS-P 360 Psychology and the Law
    • CJUS-P 362 Sex Offenders
    • CJUS-P 370 Criminal Law
    • CJUS-P 371 Criminal Procedure
    • CJUS-P 375 American Juvenile Justice System
    • CJUS-P 380 Dispute Management
    • CJUS-P 381 History of Social Control in the United States
    • CJUS-P 399 Reading for Honors
    • CJUS-P 400 Extreme Punishment
    • CJUS-P 401 Environmental Justice
    • CJUS-P 402 Criminal Careers
    • CJUS-P 403 Developmental Criminology
    • CJUS-P 406 Unequal Justice
    • CJUS-P 407 Terrorism
    • CJUS-P 408 Mass Imprisonment
    • CJUS-P 409 Capstone Course in Criminal Justice
    • CJUS-P 411 Criminal Justice Management
    • CJUS-P 412 Sex, Drugs, AIDS, and Criminal Law
    • CJUS-P 413 Police-Community Relations
    • CJUS-P 414 Adolescents and the Law
    • CJUS-P 415 Crime and Madness
    • CJUS-P 416 Capital Punishment
    • CJUS-P 417 Urban Crime Patterns
    • CJUS-P 418 Street Crime
    • CJUS-P 419 Race, Class, and Crime
    • CJUS-P 420 Violence in the Black Community
    • CJUS-P 421 Crime Prevention: Environmental Techniques
    • CJUS-P 423 Sexuality and the Law
    • CJUS-P 425 Women and the Criminal Justice System
    • CJUS-P 426 Juvenile Delinquency
    • CJUS-P 427 Girls, Violence, and Antisocial Behavior
    • CJUS-P 428 Police Misconduct
    • CJUS-P 429 Crime Mapping
    • CJUS-P 430 Law and the Legal System
    • CJUS-P 431 Social Structure and Violence
    • CJUS-P 432 Defending the Accused
    • CJUS-P 439 Seminar in Corrections
    • CJUS-P 440 Privacy, Law and Security
    • CJUS-P 444 Victimization
    • CJUS-P 450 Pleas, Trials, and Sentences
    • CJUS-P 457 Seminar on White-Collar Crime
    • CJUS-P 458 Wrongful Conviction
    • CJUS-P 460 Public Control of Deviant Behavior
    • CJUS-P 461 Lethality: Homicide and Self-Destruction
    • CJUS-P 462 Child Abuse and Neglect
    • CJUS-P 474 Law, Crime, and Justice in Post-Soviet Russia
    • CJUS-P 482 The Family and Formal Control Systems in America
    • CJUS-P 493 Seminar in Criminal Justice
    • CJUS-P 499 Senior Honors Thesis
    • CJUS-X 371 Teaching Internship
    • CJUS-X 395 International Experience in Criminal Justice
    • CJUS-X 477 Field Experience in Criminal Justice
    • CJUS-X 490 Individual Readings and Projects
    • CJUS-X 498 Research in Criminal Justice
  7. 400–499 Level Electives. Two (2) additional courses:
    • CJUS-P 400 Extreme Punishment
    • CJUS-P 401 Environmental Justice
    • CJUS-P 402 Criminal Careers
    • CJUS-P 403 Developmental Criminology
    • CJUS-P 406 Unequal Justice
    • CJUS-P 407 Terrorism
    • CJUS-P 408 Mass Imprisonment
    • CJUS-P 409 Capstone Course in Criminal Justice
    • CJUS-P 411 Criminal Justice Management
    • CJUS-P 412 Sex, Drugs, AIDS, and Criminal Law
    • CJUS-P 413 Police-Community Relations
    • CJUS-P 414 Adolescents and the Law
    • CJUS-P 415 Crime and Madness
    • CJUS-P 416 Capital Punishment
    • CJUS-P 417 Urban Crime Patterns
    • CJUS-P 418 Street Crime
    • CJUS-P 419 Race, Class, and Crime
    • CJUS-P 420 Violence in the Black Community
    • CJUS-P 421 Crime Prevention: Environmental Techniques
    • CJUS-P 423 Sexuality and the Law
    • CJUS-P 425 Women and the Criminal Justice System
    • CJUS-P 426 Juvenile Delinquency
    • CJUS-P 427 Girls, Violence, and Antisocial Behavior
    • CJUS-P 428 Police Misconduct
    • CJUS-P 429 Crime Mapping
    • CJUS-P 430 Law and the Legal System
    • CJUS-P 431 Social Structure and Violence
    • CJUS-P 432 Defending the Accused
    • CJUS-P 439 Seminar in Corrections
    • CJUS-P 440 Privacy, Law and Security
    • CJUS-P 444 Victimization
    • CJUS-P 450 Pleas, Trials, and Sentences
    • CJUS-P 457 Seminar on White-Collar Crime
    • CJUS-P 458 Wrongful Conviction
    • CJUS-P 460 Public Control of Deviant Behavior
    • CJUS-P 461 Lethality: Homicide and Self-Destruction
    • CJUS-P 462 Child Abuse and Neglect
    • CJUS-P 474 Law, Crime, and Justice in Post-Soviet Russia
    • CJUS-P 482 The Family and Formal Control Systems in America
    • CJUS-P 493 Seminar in Criminal Justice
    • CJUS-P 499 Senior Honors Thesis
    • CJUS-X 477 Field Experience in Criminal Justice
    • CJUS-X 490 Individual Readings and Projects
    • CJUS-X 498 Research in Criminal Justice
  8. CJUS Residency. At least 27 credit hours must be taken within the Department of Criminal Justice.
  9. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. Major Residency. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    2. Major Upper Division Courses. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Minimum Grade. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the major.
    4. Major GPA. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the major—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    5. College Breadth. At least 58 credit hours must be completed in courses from College of Arts and Sciences disciplines outside of the major area.

Major Area Courses

Unless otherwise noted below, the following courses are considered in the academic program and will count toward academic program requirements as appropriate:

  • Any course at the 100-499 level with the CJUS subject area prefix--as well as any other subject areas that are deemed functionally equivalent
  • Any course contained on the course lists for the academic program requirements at the time the course is taken--as well as any other courses that are deemed functionally equivalent--except for those listed only under Addenda Requirements
  • Any course directed to a non-Addenda requirement through an approved exception

The above courses cannot be applied toward the College Breadth requirement in the major.

Exclusions

The following courses cannot be applied toward major requirements or the College Breadth requirement:

  • CJUS-P 150 Introductory Topics in Criminal Justice
  • CJUS-P 210
  • CJUS-P 481

This program of study cannot be combined with the following:

  • Certificate in Criminal Justice (CJUSACRT)
  • Minor in Criminal Justice (CJUSMIN)
  • [Discontinued credential name unavailable] (CJUSTSBA)

Exceptions to and substitutions for major requirements may be made with the approval of the unit's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.