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Joan Cutone 
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Pittsburgh, PA 15237
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Description of the Program

Criminal Justice

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Program Guide


Bachelor of Arts

Justice, Law & Security Website

The major is designed to prepare students for career opportunities in the criminal justice field, to include law enforcement, courts and corrections, and private security, or for further study at the graduate level in criminal justice, criminology or law. To successfully complete the criminal justice major, the following coursework is required:

  • 30 Criminal Justice core component credits
  • 12 Criminal Justice elective credits
  • 12 skills components credits
  • 40 academic core credits
  • 15 general elective credits:May be fulfilled through a second major, minor or certificate program. Recommended programs are: Criminalistics, Accounting, Computer Forensics and Security, Forensic Psychology, Pre-Law, Sociology, Modern Languages (Spanish or Arabic)
  • 11 credits of a foreign language [Spanish or Arabic recommended].

A minimum of 120 credits is required for degree, the last 30 of which must be taken at La Roche College.

Criminal Justice Required Courses: 30 credits (Select CRIM3030 or CRIM3042; CRIM2016 is crosslisted with SOCL2016; CRIM3030 is crosslisted with SOCL3030)

CRIM1001 Intro Criminal Justice
CRIM2011 Intelligence Analysis & Presentation Techniques
CRIM2016 Police and Society
CRIM2018 Professional Responsibility: Legal & Ethical Concepts
CRIM3005 Constitutional Law
CRIM3010 Criminal Law
CRIM3030 Theories of Criminal Deviance
CRIM3042 Applied Criminology
CRIM3045 Criminal Investigations
CRIM4055 Senior Capstone Experience
PSYC3011 Research Methods in Psychology
SOCL2016 Police & Society
 

Elective Courses: select any 4 courses -12 credits (CRIM3063 is crosslisted with PSYC3063)

CRIM2010 Intro to Corrections
CRIM2030 Juvenile Delinquency
CRIM3000 Correctional Counseling
CRIM3020 Special Topics in Criminal Justice
CRIM3034 Enterprise & Transnational Crime
CRIM3036 Terrorism
CRIM3040 Crime Scene & Forensics Laboratory
CRIM3041 Criminalistics
CRIM3043 Computer Crime
CRIM3046 Security Management & Loss Prevention
CRIM3052 Administration of Criminal Justice Organizations
CRIM3054 Law Enforcement Communications
CRIM3063 Criminal Behavior: Law & Psychology
CRIM4012 Emergency Preparedness & Crisis Management
CRIM4051 Internship in Criminal Justice
CRIM4057 Independent Study in Criminal Justice
 

Skills Component: 12 credits (students may select CRIM2012, Analysis of Criminal Justice Data OR MATH1040, Probability & Statistics)

CRIM2012 Analysis of Criminal Justice Data
ENGL2030 Technical Writing
ISTC2008 Introduction to Cyberspace
MATH1040 Probability & Statistics
PHIL1020 Logic
PHIL2026 Ethics

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