Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Track

The student entering the Technology Program in Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement will possess an Associate of Arts degree with a minimum of 2.5 cumulative grade point average, having completed approximately 40 hours of a technology curriculum. The student will complete the remaining general education requirements, upper division, and elective courses in the field of criminal justice/law enforcement and related general electives at the University. 60 hours of additional course work are ordinarily required to complete the technology degree.

After completing ENGL 101 and ENGL 102, Composition and Literature I and II, students must take and successfully pass the Bowie State University English Proficiency Examination. Transfer students who completed their English composition requirements at another institution must take the English Proficiency Examination during their first semester of enrollment at the University.

Approval of the total course of study by the coordinator is required. Programs should avoid duplication of previous course work. The student is advised to consult with the criminal justice/law enforcement coordinator to plan elective courses in criminal justice/law enforcement.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE/LAW ENFORCEMENT

CORE REQUIREMENTS (Select a minimum of 15 semester hours) Sem. Hrs.
SOCI 203 Deviant Behavior 3
SOCI 302 Juvenile Delinquency 3
SOCI 305 Criminology 3
SOCI 310 Race/Ethnic Relations 3
SOCI 314 Stress and Stress-Management in Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement 3
SOCI 315 Victimization and the Criminal Justice System and Evidence 3
SOCI 316 Advanced Criminal Procedures and 3
SOCI 400 Practicum in Criminal Justice 3
SOCI 408 Collective Behavior 3
PSYC 401 Community Psychology 3
SOWK 309 Social Work and Addictions 3
SOWK 311 Social Work in Corrections 3


Related Electives

The following courses are recommended to fulfill part or all of the remaining semester hours:

Business Administration
BUAD 341 Principles of Management 3
BUAD 344 Organization Behavior 3
BUAD 472 Conflict Management 3
Health and Physical Education
HEED 454 Drugs and Narcotics 3
Journalism
COMM 423 Broadcast Law Policy and Administration 3
Political Science
GOVT 235 Legal Rights and Remedies 3
GOVT 283 Urban Politics and Policy Analysis 3
GOVT 317 US Constitutional Law and History I 3
GOVT 319 Law and Politics 3
Psychology
PSYC 200 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSYC 301 Behavior Modification 3
PSYC 301 Social Psychology 3
Public Administration
BUAD 315 Introduction to Public Administration 3
Social Work
SOWK 310 Law and Social Work 3
Sociology
SOCI 409 Urban Problems 3
SOCI 309 Elementary Statistics in Sociology 3
SOCI 404 Criminal Law: Elements and Principles 3
SOCI 412 Methods of Sociological Research 3
SOCI 413 Data Analysis in Sociology 3

MINOR PROGRAMS

SOCIOLOGY MINOR (18 semester hours) Sem. Hrs.
SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
SOCI 203 Deviant Behavior 3
SOCI 310 Race/Ethnic Relations 3
SOCI ___ Sociology Electives 9
CRIMINAL JUSTICE MINOR (21 semester hours)
CRJU 201 Introduction to Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice 3
CRJU 314 Stress and Stress Management in Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement 3
CRJU 315 Victimization and the Criminal Justice System 3
CRJU 316 Advanced Criminal Procedures and Evidence 3
CRJU 403 Criminalistics 3
SOCI 302 Juvenile Delinquency 3
SOCI 305 Criminology 3
PEDOLOGY MINOR
PEDO 101 Introduction to Pedology 3
PEDO 250 Child and Family Life Skills Development 3
PEDO 260 Child Abuse and Neglect 3
PEDO 270 Sociological Issues in Child Socialization 3
PEDO ___ Elective  
PEDO ___ Elective