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Criminal Justice and Psychology

Dual Major

The dual degree program in Criminal Justice and Psychology allows motivated students who are interested in Psychology and Criminal Justice the ability to complete major requirements in both areas in a four-year program.

Students who complete this program could find employment in the criminal justice field or in entry level positions in community agencies requiring a psychology degree. The program also prepares students for graduate school programs in sociology, criminal justice, psychology, counseling, law or social work.

Curriculum Guide

Curriculum Guide for the Criminal Justice B.S. Degree
First Year 
First Semester

  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • College Writing I
  • Critical and Analytical Reading
  • First Year Seminar
  • Math Elective
  • Intro to PSYC
  • Health and Wellness Elective
Second Semester

  • Intro to Policing
  • Developmental PSYC
  • College Writing II
  • Corrections in America
  • Science Lab (BIOL 1003 rec)
Second Year
First Semester

  • Criminology
  • Physiological PSYC
  • PSYC Curricular Elective
  • Art and Humanities elective
  • American Govt or State and Local Govt
Second Semester

  • Social Psychology
  • Speech Communication
  • Public Policy or Constitutional / Criminal Law
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Cognitive/ Cognition and Learning
Third Year
First Semester

  • CJ or PSYC Ethics
  • CJ Curricular Elective
  • Statistics for the Social Sciences or Statistics
  • Psychopathology or Child Psychopathology
  • Free Elective
Second Semester

  • CJ Curricular Elective
  • PSYC Curricular Elective
  • PSYC Curricular Elective
  • Research Methods for the Social Sciences
  • Free Elective
 Fourth Year
 First Semester

  • Field Experience Preparation
  • PSYC Curricular elective
  • Research Implementation or Statistics and Research Analysis
  • PSYC curricular elective
  • Arts and Humanities 2000 level or above
  • Free elective
Second Semester

  • Internship in CJ or PSYC or Workplace environment
  • Senior Seminar in Criminal Justice or Senior Seminar in Psychology
  • Leadership Strategies or Police Operations and Management
  • Free Elective
  • Free Elective

Disclaimer: The courses listed above are a sampling for marketing purposes only. Students should consult the College catalog and their academic advisor for course selection and degree progress. Students will work closely with an academic advisor to select courses and/or academic minors that fit their interests, as well as with the Career Development Center for career goals. While the academic advisor assists the student in planning his/her curriculum, the student is ultimately responsible for meeting the requirements of the curriculum selected.

College Catalog

See the official college catalog for all course descriptions and degree requirements.

Hands on Experience

Study Abroad

You can explore your academic goals in an international setting and global environment. The experience of living in a new country will build your self-confidence, add valuable skills to your tool box, and will alter how you view yourself, the world, and your own country.

Internships and Field Experiences

Not all education happens in the classroom. Internships and other field experiences give students the opportunity to learn through direct hands-on experiences outside of the classroom with a real world experience in the field.

Undergraduate Research

The process of research and discovery while working with a faculty mentor enriches the learning process and creates positive attributes which will last a lifetime. Undergraduate research encompasses both traditional research and creative endeavors.

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