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Department of History and Social Sciences

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Criminal Justice
Criminal justice encompasses a wide variety of fields, including, but not limited to, law enforcement, courts/judiciary, corrections, forensic science, private security, and juvenile justice administration. Criminal justice is concerned with causation and prevention of crimes, the adjudication of guilt or innocence, and the apprehension, punishment and/or treatment of criminals. Students are invited to choose one of four concentrations.

The Bachelor of Criminal Justice degree program with a Generalist concentration prepares individuals for professional careers in law enforcement, corrections, probation and parole, and juvenile justice administration. Students earning a degree in this concentration must meet all of the Criminal Justice degree requirements.
Criminal Justice (Generalist) Curriculum Sheet

The Bachelor of Criminal Justice degree program with a Security Studies concentration prepares individuals for careers in cybercrime, counterterrorism, homeland security and related areas. Students earning a degree in this concentration must meet all of the Criminal Justice degree requirements.
Criminal Justice (Security Studies) Curriculum Sheet

The Bachelor of Criminal Justice degree program with a Forensic Sciences concentration prepares the individuals for professional careers in the use of scientific and analytical techniques to assist in criminal investigations.  Students earning a degree in this concentration must meet all of the Criminal Justice degree requirements.
Criminal Justice (Forensic Science Concentration) Curriculum Sheet

The Bachelor of Criminal Justice degree program with a Political Science concentration prepares individuals for careers in law enforcement and related areas working in government.  Students earning a degree in this concentration must meet all of the Criminal Justice degree requirements.
Criminal Justice (Political Science Concentration) Curriculum Sheet


History

History is more than just knowledge of what happened when, but seeks understanding of human beings by studying their past actions and environments. Historians are found in a variety of areas such as museums, preservation, archiving, libraries, the legal field, and specific projects requiring researching and writing skills.

History Curriculum Sheet
History Curriculum Sheet (Political Science Concentration)


Sociology

Sociology is concerned with the study of the social lives of people, groups, and societies. Using a variety of theoretical approaches and research methodologies, sociologists strive to understand the causes and consequences of social relationships, cultures, and societal institutions. Students majoring in sociology may anticipate careers in human services, social services, criminal justice, education, government, research and business.

Sociology Curriculum Sheet


Political Science

NOTE: Students interested in a political science concentration are invited to choose a History or Criminal Justice major with a concentration in political science.

Political Science involves the study of people and institutions in regards to how decisions are made regarding the exercise of power and how social order is achieved through it. It has many sub-disciplines which focus on individual and group decision-making, institutions and their functions, international politics, comparisons of states and institutions, and normative questions involving legal systems and human beings rights and responsibilities in the social order. Holders of this degree often enter government service or in the service of international organizations, work for political institutions or policy-makers, go on to legal careers, or provide expertise to business enterprises in both domestic and international affairs.

Political Science Curriculum Sheet (for program enrollees prior to 2014)

 
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