John Jay College of Criminal Justice

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Under the two plus two arrangement, students who complete the A.S. degree program in Criminal Justice and meet all the requirements will move seamlessly into the B.A. program in Criminal Justice at John Jay. The total number of credits for the Baccalaureate Degree in Criminal Justice at John Jay is 120. The following courses will be required beyond the A.S. in Criminal Justice, and will be taken at John Jay College:

Junior Year: Fall

Course TitleCredits
LAW 203 Constitutional Law


3
LAW 206 The American Judiciary 3
Liberal Arts electives 9
Total Credits 15

Junior Year: Spring

Course TitleCredits
Skills Course: SSC 325 - Research Methods in the Behavioral Sciences OR STA 250 - Principles and Methods of Statistics. 3
Concentration of choice: First course* 3
Liberal Arts electives 9
Total Credits 15

Senior Year: Fall

Course TitleCredits
Concentration of choice: Second course** 3
A “Part Five” – Humanistic Perspectives course (only if Crime and Justice in Urban Society is not taken at community college). 3
Liberal Arts electives 9
Total Credits 15

Senior Year: Spring

Course TitleCredits
Concentration of choice: Third choice 3
Liberal Arts electives


12
   
Total Credits 15
Total Credits to be taken at John Jay College60

* Students select one concentration and complete three courses in it. They are required to take a 300-level course in any concentration as part of the major. While this course can be done outside their chosen concentration, students should be aware that the choice of a 300-level course outside their concentration implies the need to take a fourth course in the major (to satisfy the requirement that three course be taken in the concentration).

Note: QCC graduates will have completed one course in the concentration in The Courts and The Criminal Justice System.

** One of the three courses students must select in their chosen concentration must be a 400-level course. It is recommended that they do this in the fall or spring semester of their senior year.

John Jay College Criminal Justice B.A. Degree Concentrations

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Part Four

Concentrations-of-choice Subtotal: 9.

Select one concentration and complete three courses in it with at least one course at the 400-level. Click on a concentration for course information.

Concentration A: Law and Due Process

Course Descripton
Anthropology 330 American Cultural Pluralism and the Law
Criminal Justice 425 Seminar on Major Works in Criminal Justice
Government 215 The Legislative Process
Government 230 Principles of Constitutional Development
Government 313
Law 313
The Law and Politics of Race Relations
Government 375 Seminar in Law, Order, Justice and Society
Government 430 Problems in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
History 277 American Legal History
Law 301 Jurisprudence
Law 310
Philosophy 310
Ethics and Law
Law 401 Problems of Constitutional Development
Psychology 370
Law 370
Psychology and the Law
Puerto Rican/Latin American Studies Justice 322 Civil Rights and Civil Liberties in the Urban Latina/o Communities
Sociology 305 Sociology of Law

Concentration B: The Police and the Community

Course Descripton
African-American Studies Sociology 215 The Police and the Ghetto
Criminal Justice 425 Seminar on Major Works in Criminal Justice
Philosophy 321
Criminal Justice 321
Police Ethics
Police Science 202 Police and Community Relations
Police Science 204 The Patrol Function
Police Science 207 The Investigative Function
Police Science 235 Women in Policing
Police Science 245 Community Policing
Police Science 301 The Police Mnager
Police Science 309 Comparative Police Systems
Police Science 401 Seminar in Police Problems
Psychology 271
Police Science 271
The Psychological Foundations of Police Work

Concentration C: The Courts and the Criminal Justice System

Course Descripton
Criminal Justice 425 Seminar on Major Works in Criminal Justice
Government 308 State Courts and State Constitutional Law
Government 435 Seminar in Judicial Processes and Politics
Law 202 Law and Evidence
Law 204 Criminal Law of New York
Law 209 Criminal Law
Law 212 The Criminal Process and the Criminal Procedure Law
Philosophy 322
Criminal Justice 322
Judicial and Correctional Ethics
Public Administration 360 Court Administration
Sociology 206 The Sociology of Dispute Resolution

Concentration D: Corrections

Course Descripton
Criminal Justice 425 Seminar on Major Works in Criminal Justice
Corrections 202 The Administration of Correctional Programs for Juveniles
Corrections 282 Principles of Correctional Operations
Corrections 303 Comparative Correction Systems
Corrections 320 Class and Gender in a Correctional Context
Corrections 402 Administration of Community-Based Correctional Programs
Corrections 415 Major Works in Corrections
Philosophy 322
Criminal Justice 322
Judicial and Correctional Ethics
Psychology 272 Correctional Psychology
Sociology 216 Probation and Parole: Principles and Practices
Sociology 301 Penology

Concentration E: Crime and Society

Course Descripton
Anthropology 110
Psychology 110
Sociology 110
Drug Use and Abuse in American Society
Anthropology 230 Culture and Crime
Criminal Justice 236
Sociology 236
Victimology
Criminal Justice 425 Seminar on Major Works in Criminal Justice
Economics 170 Introduction to the Economics of Crime and Social Problems
Economics 315
Police Science 315
An Economic Analysis of Crime
Economics 360
Sociology 360
Corporate and White Collar Crime
History 320 The History of Crime and Punishment in the United States
Police Science 405 Organized Crime in America
Puerto Rican/Latin American Studies Law 325 The Latina/o Experience of Criminal Justice
Psychology 235 Social Psychology and the Criminal Justice System
Psychology 372 Psychology of Criminal Behavior
Sociology 215 Social Control and Gender: Women in American Society
Sociology 309 Juvenile Delinquency
Sociology 420
Criminal Justice 420
Women and Crime

Part Five

Humanistic Perspectives On Criminal Justice - Subtotal: 3.

Select one.

Course Descripton
Drama 225 Criminal Justice in the Theater
Government 470 The Political Theory of Criminal Justice
History 219 Violence and Social Change in America
History 224 The History of Crime in New York City
History 325 Criminal Justice in European Society: 1750 to the Present
Literature 327 Crime and Punishment in Literature
Puerto Rican/Latin American Studies Literature 107 Criminal Justice Themes in Poetry and Drama
Puerto Rican/Latin American Studies Literature 108 Criminal Justice Themes in the Essay, Short Story and Novel
Spanish 208 The Theme of Justice in 20th-Century Spanish Literature



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