Criminal Justice

SUGGESTED FOUR-YEAR MAJOR PLAN (ACADEMIC YEAR 2014-2015)

The suggested Four-Year Major Plan is a guide to help Caldwell University students complete their graduation requirements within four years. It is a suggested framework which builds upon the core curriculum as well as the required and elective courses within a student’s major. This suggested plan does not include developmental courses. Should developmental courses be required, students will need to work with their Academic Advisor to include those additional courses; this may delay graduation in four years. Students should always meet with their Academic Advisor to further individualize their academic plans and confirm the availability of courses and course sequencing. The following credits below include the minimum required courses and credits needed to graduate. Students enrolled as full-time status may take 12-18 credits a semester.

NOTE: This suggested Four-Year Major Plan applies to students who matriculated during the 2014-2015 academic year.

First Year
Fall Semester CR Spring Semester CR
Core: FS 189 Freshman Seminar (Freshmen only) 1 CJ 275 Juvenile Justice 3
Core: EN 111 College Writing* (or EN 320 by placement) 3 Core: HI 101 Roots of the West or HI 102 The Shaping of the West 3
Core: MA 112 Concepts of Mathematics (or college-level math by placement) 3 Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3
CJ 201 Intro. to Criminal Justice 3 Core: Fine Arts Art or Music 3
Core: Modern Language Core – SP/FR/AS/IT 3 Core: Social Science 3
Core: CS 115 Essential Computer Skills (or elective/core) 3    
Total: 16 Total: 15
       
Second Year
Fall Semester CR Spring Semester CR
CJ 280 Community-Based Corrections or CJ 290 Institutional Treatment of Offender 3 CJ 384 Police and Law Enforcement 3
Major Elective from Cluster** 3 Major Elective from Cluster** 3
Core: CO 230 Communication Skills(or DR 102, 103, 104) 3 Core: Biological or Physical Science 3
Core: PH 102 Intro. to Philosophy 3 Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3
Core: Literature – EN xxx 3 Core: TH 102 – Intro. to Catholic Theology 3
Total: 15 Total: 15
       
Third Year
Fall Semester CR Spring Semester CR
CJ 430 Crime and Criminal Law 3 CJ 390 U.S. Courts: Structure and Functioning 3
Major Elective from Cluster** 3 SO 335 Criminology 3
Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3 Elective 3
Core: Social Science 3 Elective 3
Elective 3 Elective 3
Total: 15 Total: 15
       
Fourth Year
Fall Semester CR Spring Semester CR
CJ 489 Field Internship*** 3 SO 346 Methods of Social Research II 3
SO 344 Methods of Social Research I 3 Elective 3
Elective 3 Elective 3
Elective 3 Elective 3
Elective 3 Elective 3
Total: 15 Total: 15

*A second writing intensive (WI) course is required. Students are recommended to complete it before the end of their fourth semester. Students who transfer to Caldwell with a minimum of 30 credits will have their second WI course waived.

**Students must complete one elective in each of the following three clusters: Criminal Justice, Sociology, & Political Science/Psychology.

***Students must complete an internship in consultation with their faculty advisor and the Career Planning and Development Office. Students will work 120 hours at the internship site and complete related academic assignments. Internship may be completed in the summer and credited in the fall semester.

Total Credits Required (minimum): 120 credits

GPA: 2.0

Minimum Grade in Major Courses: C


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