Criminal Justice- Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

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The Bachelor of Science in criminal justice at Miami’s Regional locations offers students a comprehensive and dynamic understanding of crime, justice, punishment and corrections, policing, and the legal system within the context of a liberal arts education. Advancing analytical and critical thinking, problem solving, oral and written communication, technology, quantitative literacy, ethics, application of learning in the field, civic learning, and an appreciation of diversity and of the increasingly global world are core objectives of the program. The idea is to graduate students who possess the knowledge, experiences, and skills needed to lead a meaningful, reflective life, who will be productive and contributing citizens, who will be successful in their criminal justice careers, and who will be life-long learners.

Program Requirements

(48 semester hours minimum)

Core Requirements
CJS 101Introduction to the Criminal Justice Studies3
CJS 211Policing in America3
CJS 220Criminal Justice Field Experience3
CJS 225Law and Courts in America3
CJS 271Introduction to Criminal Behavior3
CJS 281Corrections in America3
CJS 333Criminal Procedure3
CJS 451Comparative Justice Systems3
CJS 461Applied Research Methods in Criminal Justice3
CJS 485Capstone: Seminar in Criminal Justice3
STA 261Statistics3-4
or CMR 181 Computers and Business
Additional Courses
Complete 15 hours or more criminal justice courses beyond the core requirements15
Total Credit Hours48-49