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Criminal Justice

Bachelor of Science

B.S. in Criminal Justice

The criminal justice major prepares students for academic and professional careers in criminal justice and related fields. Utilizing a

comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach, through scholarship, research, and training, students develop an understanding of the

dynamic interplay between theory and practice in the criminal justice system. Further, students develop an understanding of and

appreciation for the complex relationship between the three components of the criminal justice system—law enforcement, the

courts, and corrections.

Unique Opportunities at the College

Local, National Conferences: attend or present your work based on your interests

Farquhar Student Journal: contribute to this online publication of quantitative/qualitative research studies, critical

commentaries, editorials, and debates

Psychology Graduate Research Series: attend presentations by students in the graduate experimental psychology


Alpha Phi Delta: join the national honor society based on your academic achievement

Mock Trial Team: practice simulation of courtroom trials; open to students of any major

Distinguished Speakers Series: attend discussions by renowned authors, scientists, political figures, and artists

Words from a Professor

Criminal justice graduates leave the program with an appreciation for the fundamental concepts of criminal law, theories of

crime causation, and the interaction between the three components of the criminal justice system: policing, corrections, and

the courts.”

—James Brecher, D.P.A., Assistant Professor

Words from a Student

“As a full-time criminal justice major at Nova Southeastern University, I have been offered intensive study —of theory and

practice—in the field of criminal justice. NSU’s Criminal Justice Program promotes independent learning and enables students

to further themselves academically. As a graduating student, I will go on to reach my lifelong ambition of becoming a law

enforcement officer.”

—Lindsay Pascarella

2013–2014 Curriculum

Students are required to complete 30 credit hours as part of the

General Education Program.

Criminal Justice Major Requirements (54 credits)

Core Courses (45 credits)

CRJU 1100 Introduction to Criminal Justice (3 credits)

CRJU 1200 Criminal Law (3 credits)

CRJU 2000 Constitutional Issues (3 credits)

CRJU 2220 Criminology (3 credits)

CRJU 2400 Court Systems and Procedures (3 credits)

CRJU 2500 Ethical Dilemmas and Decisions in Criminal

Justice (3 credits)

CRJU 2600 Multiculturalism and Crime (3 credits)

CRJU 3100 Juvenile Delinquency (3 credits)

CRJU 3220 Policing (3 credits)

CRJU 3250 Interviewing, Interrogation, and Report Writing

(3 credits)

CRJU 3300 Corrections in America (3 credits)

CRJU 3400 Criminal Investigations (3 credits)

CRJU 4000 Victimology (3 credits)

CRJU 4500 Research Methods in Criminal Justice

(3 credits)

CRJU 4880 Senior Seminar (3 credits)

Criminal Justice

Bachelor of Science

Major Electives (9 credits)

Select 9 credits from the following courses:

CRJU 3500 Probation, Parole, and Community Corrections

(3 credits)

CRJU 3600 Comparative Criminal Justice – Spain

(3 credits)

CRJU 3700 The CSI Effect: Media and Criminal Justice

(3 credits)

CRJU 4200 Terrorism and Homeland Security (3 credits)

CRJU 4400 Police Organizational Behavior and

Management (3 credits)

CRJU 4600 Gangs in America (3 credits)

CRJU 4900 Special Topics in Criminal Justice (3 credits)

CRJU 4950 Internship in Criminal Justice (3 credits)

PSYC 2450 Forensic Psychology (3 credits)

PSYC 3270 The Psychology of Criminal Behavior (3 credits)

This publication should not be viewed as a substitution for

official program requirements and outcomes. Students are

responsible for meeting curriculum and program requirements

in the Undergraduate Student Catalog in effect when the

student enters the program.

Office of Undergraduate Admissions

3301 College Avenue

Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

(954) 262-8000 • 800-338-4723

Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences

Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences

(954) 262-7941 • 800-757-7257

Nova Southeastern University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane,

Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, Telephone number: 404-679-4501) to award associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, educational specialist, and doctoral degrees.

Nova Southeastern University admits students of any race, color, sexual orientation, and national or ethnic origin.

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