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