The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Criminal Justice program provides an extensive overview of the criminal justice system including law enforcement, corrections, the judiciary, juvenile justice, probation and parole, and international justice. The program builds upon a solid liberal arts core to achieve a balanced criminal justice perspective, which includes an emphasis upon the victim, the offender, the criminal justice system, and society. Students are provided a set of core courses and experiences to orient them to the broader criminal justice system. Thereafter, they have the opportunity to specialize in law enforcement, corrections, legal studies, juvenile justice, international justice, or management in criminal justice. This program is available through distance learning via the internet.
Program Admission Requirements
- Submit a FGCU Undergraduate Admission Application and satisfy all applicable university admission requirements.
- Satisfy common prerequisites with a grade of C or better.
- Satisfy general education program requirements.
- FGCU General Education Program (GEP) (36 hrs)
Refer to the General Education Program for more information.
- Communication (6 hrs)
- Mathematics (6 hrs)
- Humanities (9 hrs)
- Social Sciences (6-9 hrs)
- Natural Sciences (6-9 hrs)
Note: At least one Natural Sciences course must include a laboratory or field component. Courses meeting this requirement contain a “C” or “L” in their course numbers. Each combined lecture and laboratory course (marked with a C) is equivalent to taking the lecture and laboratory separately.
- Common Prerequisites
- Required Courses in the Major (33 hrs)
- CCJ 3024* C J Systems and Processes (3)
- CCJ 3117 Theories of Criminal Behavior (3)
- CCJ 3700 Methods of Criminal Justice Research (3)
- CCJ 3701 Criminal Justice Data Analysis (3)
- CCJ 4054 Ethics in the Criminal Justice System (3)
- CCJ 4450 Leadership and Management in CJ (3)
- CCJ 4934 Senior Seminar in Criminal Justice (3)
- CCJ 4940 Internship (3)
- CJJ 4015 Juvenile Justice System (3)
- CJL 4064 Constitutional Criminal Procedure (3)
- CJL 4110 Substantive Criminal Law (3)
*An approved CCJ 3000-4999 level course can be substituted for CCJ 3024 if the student has completed CCJ 1020 or an equivalent course. Contact the college academic advisor for information.
- Electives in the Major (3 hrs)
Select 3 hours from the following:
- CCJ 3603 Forensic Behavioral Analysis (3)
- CCJ 3653 Drugs, Alcohol and Crime (3)
- CCJ 3666 Victimology (3)
- CCJ 3670 Crime Scene Investigation (3)
- CCJ 4035 Media and Crime (3)
- CCJ 4454 Issues in CJ Administration (3)
- CCJ 4601 Human Behavior (3)
- CCJ 4630 Comparative Justice (3)
- CCJ 4662 Minorities and Crime (3)
- CCJ 4663 Female Crime (3)
- CCJ 4674 Ad Forensic Behavioral Analysis (3)
- CCJ 4681 Domestic Violence (3)
- CCJ 4910 Independent Research (3)
- CCJ 4933 Special Topics in CJ (3)
- CCJ 4940 Internship (1-3)
- CCJ 4957 CJ Study Tour Abroad (3)
- CJC 3410 Methods of Offender Treatment (3)
- CJC 4010 American Corrections (3)
- CJC 4015 Issues in Corrections (3)
- CJC 4166 Alternatives to Incarceration (3)
- CJE 3365 Crisis Intervention (3)
- CJE 4014 Issues in Law Enforcement (3)
- CJE 4114 Law Enforcement (3)
- CJE 4444 Crime Prevention (3)
- CJJ 3010 Juvenile Delinquency (3)
- CJJ 4018 Issues in Juvenile Justice (3)
- CJL 4048 Issues in International Justice (3)
- CJL 4074 Legal Issues in Corrections (3)
- CJL 4415 Law and Social Control (3)
- CJL 4510 Courts and Legal Issues (3)
- PLA 4570 Globalization and the Rule of Law (3)
- University Requirements (3 hrs)
- IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)
- Additional Electives (variable)
TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS REQUIRED: 120 HRS
Additional Graduation Requirements
- Students must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 120 credit hours.
- A cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
- At least 48 of the 120 hours must be in the upper division (3000 and higher).
- At least 30 of the last 60 hours must be earned at FGCU.
- Satisfy Communication and Computation Skills and foreign language entrance requirements.
- Satisfy Service Learning requirement. See http://amber.fgcu.edu/cms/ioEditor/www.fgcu.edu/connect/
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