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Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology Major

Requirements for the Major certified fall 2017 and on

 

The major requires 45 hours in criminal justice and political science. At least 12 hours of core or elective courses must be earned at Washington State University.

All required course work must be graded course work. Only 3 hours of 490 or 499 (Pass/Fail) may be used as Crm J electives.

Criminal Justice Core Courses (18 credits required)

  • Crm J 101: Intro to the Administration of Criminal Justice [SSCI]
  • Crm J 201: Introduction to Criminological Theory
  • Crm J 205: Realizing Justice in a Multicultural Society [DIVR]
  • Crm J 320: Criminal Law OR Crm J 420: Criminal Procedure [M]
  • Crm J 330: Crime Control Policies
  • Crm J 450: Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice [M]

Criminal Justice Core Elective (3 credits from Crm J courses)

  • Crm J 365: Juvenile Justice and Corrections OR Crm J 390: Criminal Justice Management

Criminal Justice Institutional Courses (9 credits from Crm J courses)

  • Crm J 370: Introduction to Policing
  • Crm J 380: Criminal Courts
  • Crm J 385: Institutional Corrections

Criminal Justice Electives (6 credits in Crm J courses)

  • Crm J 320: Criminal Law (if not counted for Core)
  • Crm J 365: Juvenile Justice and Corrections (if not counted for Core Elective)
  • Crm J 381: Crime and Justice in the Movies
  • Crm J 390: Criminal Justice Management (if not counted for Core Elective)
  • Crm J 400: Issues in the Administration of Criminal Justice [M]
  • Crm J 403: Violence Towards Women [CAPS]
  • Crm J 405: Comparative Criminal Justice Systems [M]
  • Crm J 420: Criminal Procedure [M] (if not counted for Core)
  • Crm J 424: Community Corrections
  • Crm J 426: Victimology and Public Policy
  • Crm J 427: Crime Prevention Strategies
  • Crm J 428: Drug and Alcohol Use and Abuse
  • Crm J 490: Criminal Justice Internship
  • Crm J 491: Special Topics: Study Abroad
  • Crm J 499: Special Problems/ Research

6–7 Hours Required in Approved Research Methods and Quantitative Analysis (Statistics) Courses

  • Crm J 311 or prior approved methods course (e.g., Psych 312 or Soc 320)
  • Crm J 321 or prior approved statistics course (e.g., Psych 311 or Soc 321)

Political Science Elective (3 credits required)

  • POL S 101: American National Government [SSCI] OR POL S 206: State and Local Government

University Writing Requirements

  • 2 Writing in the Major [M] courses (6 hours)
  • Writing Portfolio
  • Writing Proficiency Exam
    (Portfolio and proficiency exam required no later than first semester after earning 60 credits.)

Foreign Language

2 years high school or 1 year college (in same language)

Undergraduate Academic Advisors:

Andrea Butcherite, Room 725
509-335-5467
(Students whose last name begins with letters: A — M; Criminal Justice is their 2nd major/2nd degree; Criminal Justice is their minor)

Sisouvanh (Sis) Keopanapay, Room 726
509-335-1204
(Students whose last name begins with letters: N — Z; Students who have questions about Internship Credits)

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