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  Newark Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2020 School of Criminal Justice Undergraduate Major in Criminal Justice  

Undergraduate Major in Criminal Justice


Students must complete 42 credits for the major: 12 credits of required courses, a 3-credit criminal justice (CJ) writing-intensive course, and 27 credits of electives.
If you entered the CJ program prior to fall 2014, please refer to the appropriate catalog or contact the School of Criminal Justice for a complete list of the requirements. Students may also refer to Degree Navigator for a list of program requirements. Note, only grades of C or better will be counted toward the major.

General Education Requirements: The School of Criminal Justice follows the core curriculum requirements used by the Newark College of Arts and Sciences (NCAS) and University College (UC).

REQUIRED COURSES (four courses):
Criminal justice (CJ) majors are required to complete 102 and 103. It is highly recommended that 102 and 103 be completed before taking other CJ courses.

202:102  Criminology
202:103  Introduction to Criminal Justice
202:301  Criminal Justice Research Methods
202:302  Data Analysis in Criminal Justice (prerequisites: 301 and 640:106, 640:107, 640:108 or 640:109).

ELECTIVE COURSES (nine 3-credit elective courses. Note: Q denotes courses designated as writing intensive):
Criminal justice (CJ) majors are required to complete eight 3-credit CJ elective courses and one 3-credit CJ writing intensive course.

202:104  Cutting Edge of Criminology
202:203  Police and Society
202:204  Corrections
202:220  Reducing Local Crime
202:221  Case Processing, the Law, and the Courts
202:222  Constitutional Issues in Criminal Justice
202:223  Delinquency and Juvenile Justice
202:224  Community Corrections
202:225  Ethical and Philosophical Foundations
202:312  Comparative Criminal Justice Systems
202:313  Gender, Crime, and Justice
202:323  Cybercrime
202:324  Violent Crime
202:333  Race and Crime
202:342Q  Contemporary Policing
202:343Q  White-Collar Crime
202:344Q  Crime in Different Cultures
202:402  Contemporary Problems in Corrections
202:410  Environmental Criminology
202:411  Juvenile Gangs and Co-Offending
202:412  Organized Crime
202:421  Crime Mapping
202:422  Youth Violence
202:423  Crime Over the Life Course
202:424  Mass Incarceration and Collateral Consequences
202:425  Miscarriages of Justice
202:466  Topics in Criminal Justice
202:499  Internship in Criminal Justice
202:499Q  Internship in Criminal Justice

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