Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice is the system in which crimes and criminals are identified, apprehended, judged, and punished. There are three major areas in the field: Law Enforcement, which maintains order and safety and enforces laws; the Court System, responsible for upholding the law; and the Corrections system, which carries out punishment and rehabilitates individuals. At Andrews University, within the Sociology major, there are two concentration options, Criminal Justice and Criminal Justice: Pre-Professional which is designed for those seeking admissions to graduate school.
OVERVIEW

Program Type: Bachelors Degree
Program Length: 124 Credits
Format: On-Campus
Program Entry: August or January
Entry Deadline for August: July 15
Entry Deadline for January: November 15
COST (per semester)*

Tuition: $14,904
Residence Hall: $2,520
Meal Plan: $1,850
General Fees: $600
Textbooks: $500
* Most students receive scholarships and financial assistance. For more information go to: Finances
To complete a degree at Andrews University, students must complete both the Major Requirements and the Andrews Core Experience Requirements. Some students may elect to apply for the J.N. Andrews Honors Program which replaces the Andrews Core Experience Requirements. For more information see Honors
CRIMINAL JUSTICE CONCENTRATION

MAJOR: CORE REQUIREMENTS - 21 credits
SOCI119 Principles of Sociology
PLSC260 Introduction to American Law
PLSC326 American Political Institutions: Judiciary
PLSC335 Criminal Law
SOCI315 Introduction to Criminal Justice
SOCI345 Juvenile Delinquency
SOCI235 Police Organization, Administration, & Community Dynamics

MAJOR: CONCENTRATION REQ - 12
SOCI432 Research Methods II

Choose 12 credits from the following

SOCI408 Emergency Preparedness
SOCI425 Racial & Ethnic Relations
SOCI430 Gender Roles in Contemporary Society
SOCI474 Social Thought & Theory
SOCI480 Field Experience
SOCI497 Internship
PLSC350 State & Local Government
PLSC366 Terrorism & Political Theory
SOCI366 Drugs & Behavior
PSYC460 Psychology of Abnormal Behavior

COGNATES - 15 credits
BHSC230 Research Methods I
PSYC101 Introduction to Psychology
BHSC225 Global Social Issues
RELT340 Religion & Ethics in Modern Society

Choose one of the following courses
PSYC450 Social Psychology
PSYC454 Theories of Personality

RECOMMENDED ELECTIVES
Many students require electives to reach the minimum of 124 credits for their undergraduate courses. the following courses are recommended as electives or to fill ACE requirements

ANTH200 Cultural Anthropology
COMM435 Crisis Communication
PSYC315 Organization & Human Resources
SOCI445 Emergency Planning
SOCI449 Disaster Response & Emergency Operations
SOCI460 Death & Grief in Contemporary Society
PSYC180 Dealing with Your Mind
CHEM100 Consumer Chemistry
FTES138 Cardio Development

Official requirements can be found here.
To download a degree plan, click here.
CRIMINAL JUSTICE: PRE-PROFESSIONAL CONCENTRATION

MAJOR: CORE REQUIREMENTS - 21 credits
SOCI119 Principles of Sociology
PLSC260 Introduction to American Law
PLSC326 American Political Institutions: Judiciary
PLSC335 Criminal Law
SOCI235 Police Organization, Administration, & Community Dynamics
SOCI315 Introduction to Criminal Justice
SOCI345 Juvenile Delinquency

MAJOR: CONCENTRATION REQ - 21 credits
SOCI432 Research Methods II
SOCI433 Research Methods III
SOCI434 Research Methods IV

Choose a minimum of 12 credits from the following
SOCI408 Emergency Preparedness
SOCI425 Racial & Ethnic Relations
SOCI430 Gender Roles in Contemporary Society
SOCI474 Social Thought & Theory
SOCI480 Field Experience
SOCI497 Internship
SOCI498 Research Project in Sociology
PLSC350 State & Local Government
PLSC366 Terrorism & Political Theory
SOCI366 Drugs & Behavior
PSYC460 Psychology of Abnormal Behavior

MAJOR: ELECTIVES - 3 credits
Electives may be chosen from any concentration courses not previously taken, from the recommended electives listed below, or from other SOCI or PSYC courses approved by the advisor and/or chair.
ANTH200 Cultural Anthropology
COMM435 Crisis Communication
PSYC315 Organization & Human Resources
SOCI445 Emergency Planning
SOCI449 Disaster Response & Emergency Operations
SOCI460 Death & Grief in Contemporary Society

COGNATES - 15 credits
BHSC230 Research Methods I
PSYC101 Introduction to Psychology
BHSC225 Global Social Issues
RELT340 Religion & Ethics in Modern Society

Choose one of the following courses
PSYC450 Social Psychology
PSYC454 Theories of Personality

RECOMMENDED ACE COURSES
CHEM100 Consumer Chemistry
FTES138 Cardio Development

Official requirements can be found here.
To download a degree plan, click here.
ANDREWS CORE EXPERIENCE
COMM104 Communication Skills
Choose a MATH Course (First Year)
3 Religion courses of choice

Choose one of the following (First Year):
RELT100 God & Human Life
RELB210 Jesus in His Time & Ours

Choose one of the following:
ART220 Language of Art
ENGL255 Studies in Literature
MUHL214 Enjoyment of Music
MUHL250 Music to Change the world
PHIL224 Intro to Philosophy

Choose one of the following:
INEN221 Intro to Innovation & Entrepreneurship
A Studio Art Course
An Ensemble or Applied music Course
A second course from the list above (ART220, ENGL255, MUHL214, MUHL250, PHIL224)

HLED135 Wellbeing 360° (First Year)
HIST110 Worldviews, Cultures, & Gods
ENGL215 College Writing II

Choose one of the following (First Year):
ENGL115 College Writing I
ENGL117 College Writing I: Writing Across Cultures

Choose one of the following
BIOL100 Human Biology
BIOL110 Principles of Biology
CHEM100 Consumer Chemistry
PHYS110 Astronomy

Choose one of the following
ANTH200 Cultural Anthropology
BHSC225 Global Social Issues
ECON208 Principles of Economics
GBST101 Intro to Global Studies
PLSC104 American Government
PSYC101 Intro to Psychology
SOCI119 Principles of Sociology

Official requirements can be found here.
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