Criminal Justice (Institutional Theory and Practice) (BS)
**PLEASE NOTE** Students who enrolled for the first time at the College or changed to this major in September 2012 or thereafter must complete the major in the form presented here. Students who enrolled prior to that date may choose the form shown here or the earlier version of the major. A copy of the earlier version may be obtained in the 2011-2012 Undergraduate Bulletin.
The B.S. in Criminal Justice is intended for students who seek a career in criminal justice and would like to explore the field from a broad perspective. It is devoted to understanding criminal justice institutional theory and practice in the context of diverse multicultural societies. The major underscores the rule of law as the glue, which holds together the arenas of police, courts, and corrections that along with other social institutions and the public, are the co-producers of justice.
Credits required. 36 Four Year Academic Plan
Prerequisites: SOC 101 and GOV 101 or POL 101. Students are strongly urged to complete these courses during their first year in the College. SOC 101 can fulfill the Flexible Core: Individual & Society and POL can fulfill the Flexible Core: U.S. Experience in its Diversity areas of the College's general education requirements. CJBS 101 is the required first course within the major and is a prerequisite for many subsequent courses in the major.
Other courses also have prerequisites beyond courses previously taken in the major. In Part III, COR 201 is a prerequisite for COR 401, 415 and 430.
Coordinator. Professor Eric Piza, Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration (212-393-6376, email@example.com).
CUNY Gateway Courses: PSC 101 Introduction to Police Studies, CJBS 101 Introduction to the American Criminal Justice System, and SOC 203 Criminology.
Baccalaureate/Master's Program in Criminal Justice. Qualified undergraduate students may enter the Baccalaureate/Master's Program and thereby graduate with both a bachelor's and a master's degree in criminal justice. For additional information, contact Professor Chitra Raghavan, Department of Psychology (212.237.8417, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Study abroad. Students in the College's Study Abroad Program may use some of their study abroad credits to substitute for related courses in the major. With regard to particular courses, the student should consult with the coordinator for the major. For information about the College's Study Abroad Program, contact Ms. Maureen Brady Coyle (212.484.1349, email@example.com).
Additional Requirement: As part of this major, at least two courses taken in Part Three: Categories A-C must be at the 300-level or above.
Additional information: Students who enrolled for the first time at the College or changed to this major in September 2012 or thereafter must complete the major in the form presented here. Students who enrolled prior to that date may choose the form shown here or the earlier version of the major. A copy of the earlier version can be found in the Undergraduate Bulletin for that year. Undergraduate Bulletins can be found here.
PART 1. CORE REQUIREMENTS
Subtotal: 24 credits
CJBS 101 Introduction to the American Criminal Justice System*
COR 101 Introduction to Corrections
PSC 101 Introduction to Police Studies*
LAW 203 Consitutional Law
SOC 203 Criminology*
CJBS 250 Research Methods and Statistics for Criminal Justice
CJBS 300 Criminal Justice Theory to Practice
CJBS 415 Capstone Seminar
PART 2. DIVERSITY
Subtotal: 3 credits
COR 320 Race, Class & Gender in a Correctional Context
CRJ 420/SOC 420 Women & Crime
PSC 202 Police & Community Relations
PSC 235 Women in Policing
LAW 313/POL 313 The Law & Politics of Race Relations
LAW 340 Employment Discrimination Law, Affirmative Action & Police Organization
PART 3. DISTRIBUTION AREAS
Subtotal: 9 credits
Select three courses, one from each category A-C.
Please note: at least 2 of the courses MUST be at the 300-level or above
Category A. Police
CRJ 255 Computer Applications in Criminal Justice
CRJ 425 Major Works in Criminal Justice
CRJ 321/Philosophy 321 Police Ethics
PSC 201 Police Organization and Administration
PSC 207 The Investigative Function
PSC 227 Police Training Programs: Goals, Content and Administration
PSC 390 Internship
PSC 405 Organized Crime in America
PSC 415 Seminar in Terrorism
PSC 3XX Police & the Media
Category B. Law and Courts
CRJ 322/PHI 322 Judicial & Correctional Ethic
LAW 202 Law and Evidence
LAW 206 The American Judiciary
LAW 209 Criminal Law
LAW 212 The Crminal Process and Criminal Procedure Law
LAW 259 / POL 259 Comparative Criminal Justice Systems
LAW 301 Jurisprudence
LAW 310 / PHI 310 Ethics and Law
LAW 401 Problems in Constitutional Development
LAW 420/PAD 420 Contemporary Administration of Justice
Category C. Corrections
COR 201 The Law and Institutional Treatment
COR 202 Administration of Correctional Programs for Juveniles
COR 230/PSC 230 Sex Offenders in the Criminal Justice System
COR 282 Principles of Correctional Operations
COR 303 Comparative Correction Systems
COR 310 Fieldwork in Corrections
COR 320 Race, Class and Gender in a Correctional Context
COR 401 Evaluation Correctional Methods & Programs
COR 402 Administration of Community-Based Corrections Programs
COR 415 Major Works in Corrections
COR 430 Senior Seminar in Corrections
COR 3XX Prisoner Re-entry and Reintegration
COR 3XX Violence in Prisons
PHI 322/CRJ 322 Judicial and Correctional Ethics
Note: courses can only be used to satisfy one area in the major.
Total: 36 credits
*CUNY Gateway Course, for more information on Gateway courses in the major see the CUNY website.