School of Criminal Justice

Undergraduate Rotation Schedule | Graduate Rotation Schedule

The following rotation schedule deals only with the required courses for these majors, not elective courses. The rotation schedule is given to aid the student in their matriculation process toward a degree. While the department will make every effort to keep to this rotation schedule, budgetary and staffing constraints BEYOND OUR CONTROL, may occasionally create situations where we can not offer the courses or particular number of sections that may be indicated in the rotation schedule. This document shall in no way be construed to be a contract with the student to guarantee that these courses will be always is offered exactly as they appear in this schedule.

CJ 1313 - Writing for CJ Professionals

Description: Writing for Criminal Justice Professionals focuses on the unique types of writing required in the criminal justice field, including but not limited to research papers, investigative and prosecutorial reports, press releases, search warrants, and probation reports. Emphasis will be placed on clear and effective writing. As part of the learning process, students will critique the writing of others. Students will learn and be able to demonstrate their ability to use the American Psychological Association (APA) citation style. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment open to Criminal Justice majors only. 

Fall Spring Summer
Day X X
Evening

CJ 1413 - Introduction to the Criminal Justice System@

Description: Introduction to the Criminal Justice System examines the basic structures and processes of the main components of the American criminal justice system and the interrelationship between the system components. 

Fall

Spring

Summer

Day

X

X

Web Based

X

X

CJ 2413 - Careers & Technologies in Criminal Justice

Description: Careers and Technologies in Criminal Justice is designed to introduce students to the many career paths that exist in criminal justice and common skill sets needed for communication, problem solving and leadership abilities that are required by various agencies. Students will also explore the history of technologies used by CJ, as well as current and future trends. 

Fall

Spring

Summer

Day

X X

Evening

CJ 2653 - Police Administration and Organization@

Description: Police Administration and Organization explores the evolution of police agencies in the United States with emphasis on organizational structures, managerial concerns, roles and functions of various agencies, the nature and responsibilities of police work, the interrelationships of departmental units, and community relations. Prerequisite(s): ENG 1113 and sophomore standing or above.

Fall

Spring

Summer

Day

X

X

Evening

X

X

Web Based

X

CJ 3423 - Laws of Arrest, Search, and Seizure@

Description: Laws of Arrest, Search, & Seizure presents a consideration and analysis of the most significant and recent Supreme Court decisions as they pertain to the rights of the accused in the areas of arrest, search and seizure, interrogation, and right to assistance of counsel. Prerequisite(s): ENG 1213 and junior or senior standing.

Fall

Spring

Summer

Day

X

X

CJ 3703 - Administration of Correctional Institutions

Description: Study of historical and contemporary approaches to corrections and the administration of penal institutions with emphasis on the organi­zational structure, function, and personnel requirements of correctional institutions and philosophy behind their operation. Special atten­tion will be directed towards modern concepts of rehabilitation and problems associated with their implementation in penal institutions. Prerequisite(s): ENG 1113, 1213, CJ 1413 and junior standing or above.

Fall

Spring

Summer

Day

X

X

Evening

CJ 4003/5023 - Community Oriented Policing@

Description: This course examines police and community collaboration to solve and prevent crime with a focus on police/community relations. The course will explore the history, current strategies, the impact of community on crime, disorder and fear of crime that contribute to friction or cooperation between law enforcement and the community. Prerequisite(s): ENG 1113, 1213, CJ 1413 and junior or senior standing.

Fall

Spring

Summer

Day

X

X

Evening

X

X

Web Based

X

CJ 4023/5043 - Modern Criminal Investigations 

Description: Modern Criminal Investigation is designed to combine the practical and theoretical aspects of criminal investigations. Students will develop an analytical and practical understanding of the investigative processes and explore crime solving technology and techniques. Prerequisite(s): ENG 1113, 1213, CJ 3423. Junior or senior standing.

Fall

Spring

Summer

Day

X

X

Evening

CJ 4033/5033 - Critical Issues in Criminal Justice@ 

Description: The object of this course is to present to the student major critical issues facing the criminal justice system in America. Major emphasis will be placed on the making of criminal law, police power in a democratic society, problems within the court and the correctional process in America. The course intends to develop an understanding in depth on the part of the student concerning major critical issues in the area of criminal justice. Prerequisite(s): ENG 1113 and 1213.

Fall

Spring

Summer

Day

X

X

Evening

X

CJ 4043 - Introduction to Criminal Justice Statistics

Description: Introduction to Criminal Justice Statistics is designed as an introduction to statistics and their application in criminal justice research. The focus of the course is to help students identify and understand how statistics are used to describe data and make inferences about the relations between variables. Students will learn descriptive techniques and statistical procedures for decision-making. Prerequisite(s): ENG 1113, 1213, CJ 1413 with junior standing or above. Enrollment open to Criminal Justice majors only. 
Fall Spring Summer
Day X X
Evening X X

CJ 4063/5063 - Innovation in Corrections and Penology 

Description: This course will be designed to explain the needs for research and the interpretation of data in the criminal justice system. Emphasis will be placed on planning, interpretation, implementation, and evaluation of programs in corrections and penology. The remainder of the course will focus on new and innovative programs in corrections and penology. Prerequisite(s): ENG 1113 and 1213.

Self-Paced Online Course (SPOC)

CJ 4113/5113 - Research Methods in Criminal Justice 

Description: This course is primarily designed to acquaint students with quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, including an in-depth analysis of the following: conceptualization of research, type of sampling strategies, data collection methods, research design and proposal writing. Prerequisite(s): ENG 1113, 1213, (CJ 1413 and SOC 3633 with minimum grades of "C"). Enrollment open to criminal justice majors only with senior standing.

Fall

Spring

Summer

Day

X

X

Evening

X

X

CJ 4203/5203 - Dangerous/Violent Offenders 

Description: This course presents the characteristics, behaviors, and attitudes of violent offenders with particular emphasis on sex offenders. The areas of domestic violence, pedophilia, sexual assault, and mass and serial murder comprise separate sections of the course. Prerequisite(s): ENG 1113, 1213, SOC 3633.

Fall

Spring

Summer

Day

Evening

X

CJ 4322/5322 - Victimology

Description: Victimology is designed to provide a complete and integrated study of victimization, including a comprehensive review of the history and theories of victimology, the interaction of crime victims with others in the criminal justice system, an in-depth examination of current as well as classical works in the field and a focus on victim services. Prerequisite(s): ENG 1113, 1213 and junior standing or above.

Fall

Spring

Summer

Day

X X

Evening

X

X

CJ 4523/5523 - Cyber Crime

Description: This course provides an introduction to the investigation of computer crime and the forensic examination of digital evidence. This course involves intensive study of the history and terminology of computer crime; the types of crimes committed in cyberspace; a behavioral profile of computer offenders; legal issues in cyberspace; the proper collection and preservation of digital evidence, and an overview of computer forensics. Prerequisite(s): ENG 1113, 1213, CJ 1413. Junior or senior standing.

Fall

Spring

Summer

Day

X

Evening

CJ 4533/5533 - White Collar Crime 

Description: White Collar Crime will broaden students’ understanding of crime by focusing specifically on this type of crime. Emphasis will be placed on the following: definitional debates about white collar crime, the complex nature of victimization, offender sentencing issues, and difficulties inherent in the criminal justice system response to white collar crime. Prerequisite(s): ENG 1113, 1213, CJ 1413 with a minimum grade of "C". Junior or senior standing.

Fall

Spring

Summer

Day

Evening

X

CJ 4633/5633 - Terrorism & Homeland Security 

Description: This course is designed to provide students with an overview of the historical and current context of international and domestic terrorism using a criminological and criminal justice framework. The course will explore terrorist ideologies, existing and potential terrorist threats, and an analysis of recent terrorist attacks. The course will include discussions of the development of the Department of Homeland Security, the Patriot Act, and the role of the criminal justice system in balancing the protection of the United States and the security of civil liberties. Prerequisite(s): ENG 1113, 1213, CJ 1413. Junior or senior standing.

Fall

Spring

Summer

Day

Evening

X X

CJ 4900/5900 - Practicum in Criminal Justice 

Description: Credit will vary from 1 to 4 hours. Field experience in criminal justice related situations. Prerequisite(s): ENG 1113 and 1213.

Fall

Spring

Summer

Day

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CJ 4940 - Field Study in Criminal Justice 

Description: Credit will vary from 1 to 4 hours. Subject matter will vary within the department’s field of study. Prerequisite(s): ENG 1113 and 1213. Enrollment is open to criminal justice majors only with senior standing.

Fall

Spring

Summer

Day

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CJ 4950/5950 - Internship in Criminal Justice 

Description: Credit will vary from 1 to 4 hours. Subject matter will vary within the department’s field of study. Supervised practical experience gained in a professional field by an advanced student. Prerequisite(s): ENG 1113 and 1213.

Fall

Spring

Summer

Day

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Key

x = budget permitting, faculty availability, student need
# = available every fourth semester
@ = section(s) available as a web course when applicable
P = rotates between day/night

Proposed Graduate Curriculum Rotation:
Criminal Justice Management and Administration

Course

Fall

Spring

Summer

CJ 5233 Writing and Evaluating Research

X

 

 

CJ 5013 Juvenile Justice Systems Mgmt, & Admin

X

 

 

CJ 5053 Principles of Management in Criminal Justice Organizations

X

 

 

CJ 5153 Research and Planning

 

X

 

CJ 5643 Advanced Crime Theory

X

Proposed Graduate Curriculum Rotation:
Crime and Intelligence Analysis

Course

Fall

Spring

Summer

CJ 5223 Design & Anal. in Crim. Justice Research

X

 

 

CJ 5333 Comparative Criminal Justice Systems

 

X

 

CJ 5353 Environ. Criminology & Crime Analysis

 

X

 

CJ 5543 Technologies in Crime Analysis

X

 

 

CJ 5833 Pro-seminar in Criminal Justice

 

X

 

CJ 5633 Terrorism and Homeland Security

X

X

 

CJ 5523 Cyber Crime

 

X

 

CJ 5533 White Collar Crime

X

 

 

CJ 5553 Crime Analysis Fieldwork

X

CJ 5643 Advanced Crime Theory

 

X

 

CJ 5133 Correctional Systems Mgmt. & Admin.

EVERY OTHER