ACADEMIC MAP
Criminal Justice, B.A.S.

Semester 1

COURSE CR COMMENTS
: WRITING AND RHETORIC ELECTIVE 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
: PEOPLE AND THEIR WORLDS ELECTIVE 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
: QUANTITATIVE REASONING ELECTIVE 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
COLL 101 : ORIENTATION TO COLLEGE 1 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
CJ 111 : INTRO TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences Core Course
CJ 112 : CRIMINAL LAW 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences Core Course
TOTAL: 16

Semester 2

COURSE CR COMMENTS
: WRITING AND RHETORIC ELECTIVE 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
: CJ ELECTIVE 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
CJ 231 : CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
CJ 112 : CRIMINAL LAW 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
: FREE ELECTIVE 2 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
TOTAL: 14

Semester 3

COURSE CR COMMENTS
CJ 212 : ETHICS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
: AESTHETICS, CREATIVITY & APPRECIATION OR HUMAN COMMUNICATION & INTERACTION OR PEOPLE AND THEIR WORLDS 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences CHOOSE 1 OF THE 3 LISTED
: SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY ELECTIVE 4 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
: FREE ELECTIVE 2 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
CJ 285 : BASIC CJ RESEARCH METHODS 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences Core Course
TOTAL: 15

Semester 4

COURSE CR COMMENTS
: PSYCHOLOGY/SOCIOLOGY ELECTIVE 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
CJ 291 : Internship OR CJ 292 Seminar 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
SOC 232 : CRIMINOLOGY 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
: CJ ELECTIVE 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
: AESTHETICS, CREATIVITY & APPRECIATION OR HUMAN COMMUNICATION & INTERACTION OR PEOPLE AND THEIR WORLDS 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences CHOOSE 1 FROM THE 3 LISTED
TOTAL: 15

Semester 5

COURSE CR COMMENTS
: SCIENCE INQUIRY ELECTIVE 4 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
MGMT 220 : PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
CJ 311 : CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences Core Course
: CJ UPPER DIVISION ELECTIVE 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
: FREE ELECTIVE UPPER DIVISION 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
TOTAL: 16

Semester 6

COURSE CR COMMENTS
: CJ UPPER DIVISION ELECTIVE 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
LS 313 : CRIMINAL PROCEDURES 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences Core Course
COMM 308 : NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
: PEOPLE AND THEIR WORLDS ELECTIVE 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences OR HUMAN COMMUNICATION AND INTERACTION COURSE
AESTHETICS, CREATIVITY, AND APPRECIATION : 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
TOTAL: 15

Semester 7

COURSE CR COMMENTS
: UPPER LEVEL CJ SPECIFIC ELECTIVE 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
: UPPER LEVEL CJ SPECIFIC ELECTIVE 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
: AESTHETICS, CREATIVITY & APPRECIATION OR HUMAN COMMUNICATION & INTERACTION OR PEOPLE AND THEIR WORLDS 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences CHOOSE 1OF THE 3 LISTED
: ENGL 308 ADVANCED WRITING OR ENGL 334 SCIENTIFIC AND TECH WRITING 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
MATH 211 : STATISTICS 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
TOTAL: 15

Semester 8

COURSE CR COMMENTS
CJ 460 : CAPSTONE COURSE 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences Core Course
CJ 440 : ADVANCED CRIMINAL JUSTICE RESEARCH METHODS 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences Core Course
: UPPER LEVEL CJ SPECIFIC ELECTIVE 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
: UPPER LEVEL CJ SPECIFIC ELECTIVE 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
: UPPER LEVEL FREE ELECTIVE 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
TOTAL: 15

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Criminal Justice will prepare the student for a rewarding career in the criminal justice field in careers such as: police officer, investigator, crime scene technician, correctional officer, probation and parole officer, program specialist and evaluator, and other related fields, or for an advanced degree in criminal justice.

MILESTONE COURSE:

These courses are the keys to graduation. Courses should be taken in the recommended semesters to stay on time for completion.

FIELD/CLINICAL COURSE:

CAREER PLANNING:

As you prepare for your last year before graduation, visit Career Services to write your resume, plan your job search, and learn how to have a successful interview. Students interested in furthering their education in a Master’s degree program should meet with their advisor at the end of their third year, or 6th semester.

CAPSTONE COURSE:

The capstone is a semester-long capstone project that prepares you for the workforce by perfecting your resume, assessing student learning outcomes, and preparing a portfolio of student work.

ELECTIVES:

CONCURRENT COURSES:


ADMISSION TO PROGRAM


CERTIFICATION: none


PRACTICUM and SEMINAR

2+2 with WVU Parkersburg
CAREER LADDER:

Students should average 15 credit hours per semester, or 30 per year, to graduate on time.

TOTAL DEGREE CREDITS:
121

BACHELOR OF APPLIED SCIENCE (BAS) CRIMINAL JUSTICE
The Bachelor of Applied Science Degree with a major in Criminal Justice builds on the concepts provided in the AAS in Criminal Justice. The degree provides the student with a comprehensive overview of the criminal justice system.

The degree will prepare the student for a rewarding career in the criminal justice field in careers such as:

 

CJ ELECTIVES:
Any course with CJ prefix that is not required.
ACCT 360: Fraud Examination
HIST 360: History of Crime and Punishment
LS 101: Introduction to Legal Studies
LS 210: Legal Research and Writing 1
LS 220: Legal Research andWriting 2
POLS 225: Constitutional Law
PSYC 231: Leadership and Human Relations
PSYC 281: Abnormal Psychology
PSYC 362 Psychological Assessment
PSYC 363: Theories of Personality
PSYC 365: Forensic Psychology
SEC 300: Introduction to Security
SEC 431: Computer Forensics
SOC 107: Social Problems
SOC 223: Death and Dying
SOC 233: Juvenile Delinquency
SOC 235: Race Relations and Minority Groups
SOC 302: Deviant Behavior
SOC 360: Gender and Human Identity
SOC 362: Sociology of Aging
SOC 405: Social Inequality

Admission to BASCJ Degree Program:


Graduation Requirements:

 
Foundational Learning Courses (FLCs):

To ensure breadth and depth as students meet these broad education goals, the curriculum focuses on six academic “strands.”

Aesthetics,
Creativity, and
Appreciation
Human
Communication
and Interaction 
People and
Their Worlds
 Quantitative
Reasoning 
Scientific InquiryWriting and
Rhetoric

 ART-101

 ART-111

 ENGL-131

 ENGL-132

 ENGL-221

 ENGL-222

 ENGL-241

 ENGL-242

 ENGL-257

 ENGL-261

 ENGL-262

 ENGL-285

 MUSI-170

 THEA-101

 COMM-105

 COMM-111

 COMM-112

 COMM-202

 ECON-201

 ECON-202

 GEOG-102

 HIST-101

 HIST-102

 HIST-152

 HIST-153

 HIST-250

 PHIL-111

 PHIL-150

 PHIL-231

 POLS-101

 POLS-102

 PSYC-101
 
 PSYC-241

 SOC-101

 SOC-107

 SOC-221

 MATH-120

 MATH-125

 MATH-126

 MATH-211

 ASTR-106
 BIOL-101

 BIOL-102

 BIOL-103

 BIOL-104

 BIOL-107

 BIOL-108

 BIOL-109

 BIOL-115

 BIOL-117

 BIOL-171

 CHEM-111

 CHEM-115

 CHEM-116

 GEOL-101

 GEOL-102

 GEOL-103

 GEOL-104

 GEOL-105

 PSCI-101

 PSCI-111

 PSCI-112

 PHYS-101

 PHYS-102
 
PHYS-111

 ENGL-101

 ENGL-102

 ENGL-107

 



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