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: $14,136
Residence Hall: $2,389
Meal Plan: $1,800
General Fees: $508
Textbooks: $200-$300
* 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
SOCI432 Research Methods II
SOCI235 Police Organization, Administration, & Community Dynamics

MAJOR: CONCENTRATION REQ - 12 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
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 - 6 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

RECOMMENDED ACE COURSES - 8 credits
PSYC180 Dealing with Your Mind
CHEM100 Consumer Chemistry
FTES138 Cardio Development

Official requirements can be found here.
CRIMINAL JUSTICE: PRE-PROFESSIONAL CONCENTRATION

MAJOR: CORE REQUIREMENTS - 15 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
SOCI432 Research Methods II
SOCI433 Research Methods III
SOCI434 Research Methods IV

MAJOR: CONCENTRATION REQ - 12 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 Projects in Sociology
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 - 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

RECOMMENDED ACE COURSES - 8 credits
PSYC180 Dealing with Your Mind
CHEM100 Consumer Chemistry
FTES138 Cardio Development

Official requirements can be found here.
ANDREWS CORE EXPERIENCE
RELIGION - 12 Credits
RELT100 God & Human Life (First Year)
3 Religion courses of choice

FINE ARTS/HUMANITIES - 6 Credits
Choose 6 credits from two categories:
Visual Arts: Art History, Photography, Studio Art
Humanities: Literature, Philosophy
Music: Music Theory, Ensemble, Applied Music

LIFE SCIENCE - 4 Credits
Choose one of the following
BIOL100 Human Biology
BIOL110 Principles of Biology
BIOL208 Environmental Science
FDNT 230 & 240 Nutrition & Lab
HORT150 iGrow

MATHEMATICS - 3-4 Credits
Choose one of the following
MATH145 Math for the (Mis)Information Age
MATH165 College Algebra
MATH168 Precalculus
MATH191 Calculus I

SOCIAL SCIENCES - 6 Credits
Choose one foundation & one Interdisciplinary course
Foundation: ANTH200, ECON225, GEOG110, PLSC104, PSYC101, SOCI119
Interdisciplinary: BHSC225, FNCE206, PLSC237, PSYC180, FMST201
FITNESS EDUCATION - 4 Credits
HLED120 Fit for Life (first year)
3 Fitness Courses of choice

LANGUAGE/COMMUNICATION - 13/16 Credits
ENGL115 College Writing I
ENGL215 College Writing II
COMM104 Communication Skills
B.A. Only: Intermediate Foreign Language of Choice

PHYSICAL SCIENCE - 4 Credits
Choose one of the following
CHEM100 Consumer Chemistry
CHEM110 Intro to Inorganic Chemistry
PHYS110 Astronomy
PHYS115 Mythbusting
PHYS225 Sound and Waves

HISTORY - 6 credits
Choose two courses from the following
HIST110 Worldviews, Cultures, & Gods
HIST117 Civilization and Ideas I
HIST118 Civilization and Ideas II
HIST204 American Experience I
HIST205 American Experience II

SERVICE - 2 Credits
BHSC100 Philosophy of Service & Civic Engagement



Official requirements can be found here.
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