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  Newark Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2024 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, Crime, and Justice
  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
  202:420  Drug Policy
  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
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