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Within a Christ-centered liberal arts curriculum, the mission of the Criminal Justice program is to provide students with a strong foundation in the studies of criminology, including criminal law, legal systems, corrections, and policing. This program will prepare students to enter advanced programs in legal studies and law enforcement and for allied careers in the criminal justice field. The Criminal Justice program is designed to prepare students for a wide variety of career choices in the areas of law enforcement, cyber-crime, paralegal, and postgraduate work.

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COURSEWORK

Requirements total 49 hours. You’ll take interesting courses like:

  • Race, Gender, Ethnicity and Criminal Justice
  • Police Responses to Protests, Riots and Disasters
  • Victimology and Restorative Justice
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CAREERS & INTERNSHIPS

We use a variety of approaches to provide students with the practical and theoretical framework they need, including labs, field trips, and internships. Some careers, such as law enforcement, require additional training and education. Trinity criminal justice graduates will be prepared for this next level of training.

Career Objectives Include:

COURSE TITLE CREDITS
Required General Education Courses (9 hours):
SOC 330 Race and Ethnic Relations 3 hours
PSY 225 Psychology of Addiction 3 hours
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3 hours
Criminal Justice Core (37 hours):
CRJ 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 hours
CRJ 201 Criminal Law and Procedure 3 hours
POL 250 American Government 3 hours
POL 255 Constitutional Law 3 hours
PSY 285X Statistics 4 hours
SOC 324 Criminology 3 hours
CRJ 361 Criminology 3 hours
CRJ 360 Race, Gender, Ethnicity, and Criminal Justice 3 hours
CRJ 330 Corrections 3 hours
CRJ 460 Victimology and Restorative Justice 3 hours
CRJ 445 Criminal Justice Internship 3 hours
CRJ 490 Criminal Justice Seminar 3 hours
Emphases (choose one):
Legal Studies Emphasis (13-14 hours):
COM 112 Speech 3 hours
CRJ 210 Criminal Courts 3 hours
CRJ 300 Legal Writing and Communication 3 hours
CRJ 352 Cybercrime 2 hours
Choose one of the following:
IDS 200 Law, Justice, and Culture 3 hours
PH 170 Logic 3 hours
BUS 201 Introduction to Business Law 3 hours
PSY 220 Interpersonal Skills Training 3 hours
SOC 335 Urban Sociology 3 hours
CRJ 322 Policing with Digital Technology 2 hours
CRJ 451 Legal Issues in Digital Technology 3 hours
CRJ 430 White Collar Crime 3 hours
History Seminar: HIS 410, HIS 420, HIS 430, HIS 440, or HIS 475 3 hours
Legal Enforcement Emphasis (13-14 hours):
CRJ 320 Police and Societal Interactions 3 hours
CRJ 322 Policing with Digital Technology 2 hours
CRJ 351 Drugs, Alcohol and Crime 3 hours
CRJ 420 Police Response to Protests, Riots and Disasters 3 hours
Choose one of the following:
HS 165X Responding to Emergencies – Sport Safety Training 3 hours
PSY 220 Interpersonal Skills Training 3 hours
PSY 230 Crisis Intervention 3 hours
CRJ 352 Cybercrime 2 hours
SOC 335 Urban Sociology 3 hours
SOC 360X Introduction to Social Work 3 hours
CRJ 451 Legal Issues in Digital Technology 3 hours
Digital Studies Emphasis (14-16 hours):
CIS 120 Computer Programming I 3 hours
COM XXX Digital Analytics 3 hours
CRJ 322 Policing with Digital Technology 2 hours
CRJ 352 Cybercrime 2 hours
CRJ 451 Legal Issues in Technology 3 hours
Choose one of the following:
CIS 160 Computer Hardware 4 hours
CIS 170 Computer Operating Systems* 4 hours
GPH 200 Design Software II: Image-Making and Photo Manipulation 2 hours
GPH 271 Introduction to Web Design* 3 hours
* Prerequisite required