May 31, 2020
PROGRAM CODE: 32563
PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Dr. Michael Barnhart
DEPARTMENT: HISTORY, PHILOSOPHY AND POLITICAL SCIENCE
The curriculum presented here applies to students who started the major in Fall 2019 or Spring 2020. If you enrolled as a matriculant prior to that, please see the College Catalog for the year you started the major as a matriculant for the curriculum requirements that apply to you.
Consultation with the Program Advisor is required.
Upon successful completion of the Criminal Justice degree program requirements, graduates will:
- understand the historical development, functions, and roles of each component of the criminal justice system
- describe and critically examine the major criminological theories on crime causation and prevention, and apply them to criminal justice practice
- critically analyze the social response to crime and the practice of criminal justice
- demonstrate the ability to access, conduct interpret, and apply criminal justice research
Successful completion of CUNY Assessment Tests in Reading, Writing, and ACCUPLACER CUNY Assessment Test in Math with passing examination
scores, unless otherwise exempt, or developmental courses may be required.
Civic Engagement Experiences:
One (1) Civic Engagement experience satisfied by Civic Engagement Certified or Civic Engagement Component course or approved outside activity.
Writing Intensive Requirement:
One (1) Writing Intensive course in any discipline is required. Participation in a Learning Community that includes ENG 1200 or ENG 2400 also satisfies this requirement.
Required Core (4 Courses, 12 Credits):
When Required Core Courses are specified for a category they are strongly suggested and/or required for the major
*Note: You may elect to take a math or science course that is 4 credits or more. TAP counts 3 credits towards the requirements and the 4th credit as an elective.
Flexible Core (6 Courses, 18 Credits):
When Flexible Core Courses are specified for a category they are strongly suggested and/or required for the major
One course from each Group A to E. and one (1) additional course from any Group.
No more than two courses can be selected from the same discipline
A. World Cultures and Global Issues Designated Course
B. U.S. Experience in its Diversity Designated Course
C. Creative Expression Designated Course
D. Individual and Society Designated Course
E. Scientific World Designated Course
Note: You may elect to take a math or science course that is 4 credits or more. TAP counts 3 credits towards the requirements and the 4th credit as an elective.
Major Requirements (9 Courses, 27 Credits):
3 to 9 credits sufficient to meet required total of 60 credits. If elective credit is available, a computer applications course is recommended.