Bachelor of Arts – Psychology

Concentration: Criminal Justice

The Criminal Justice Concentration in psychology is concerned with the study of human behavior, particularly as it relates to individuals within the criminal justice system. It is designed to help prepare individuals for careers in criminal justice administration, counseling, corrections, and juvenile justice programs, and public welfare agencies.


General Education Requirements – 55 credits
Code Course Title Credits
PSS100 Academic Strategies 3
COM146 Communication 3
CIS101 Computer Literacy 3
ENG101A Reading and Composition 3
HIS101 American History 3
MTH115 College Algebra 3
PSY221 Psychology 3
ENG101B Critical Thinking, Reading & Writing 3
BIO151 Introduction to Biology 3
ART220 Introduction to Film 3
ENG204 Interdisciplinary Reading, Writing, and Research 3
SOC230 Sociology 3
POL241 American Government 3
PSC152 Physical Science 3
PHL263 Social Ethics 3
PHL271 Philosophy 3
PHY154 Physics I with Lab 4
SSC304 World Religions 3
Psychology Core Requirements – 42 credits
Code Course Title Credits
PSY421 Social Psychology 3
PSY312 Lifespan Development 3
PSY322 Personality Theories 3
PSY302 Learning Theory 3
PSY375 Biological Basis of Behavior 3
PSY411 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSY321 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences 3
PSY301 Psychological Testing and Assessment 3
PSY389 Cross-Cultural Psychology 3
PSY476 Counseling 3
PSY311 Experimental Psychology 3
PSY403 Human Sexuality 3
PSY422 Psychology of the Family 3
PSY355 Child Growth and Development 3
Concentration Requirements – 24 credits
Code Course Title Credits
CRJ101 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CRJ250 Juveniles in the Justice System 3
CRJ150 Corrections 3
CRJ260 Criminology 3
CRJ350 Ethical Behavior in the Criminal Justice System 3
CRJ370 Criminal Investigation 3
CRJ360 Criminal Law and Procedure 3
CRJ450 Drugs — Use and Abuse 3