Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology
Criminal Justice and Criminology Major for Bachelor of Science
The Criminal Justice and Criminology program at Metropolitan State University of Denver offers a course of study leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and Criminology. This 120-credit degree appeals to students who are interested in working in the fields of: law, law enforcement, probation and parole, corrections or other related social service agencies. This degree also prepares students to undertake graduate school in criminal justice or a related field as well as law school. The Criminal Justice and Criminology B.S. program also welcomes students returning to school who are interested in earning their degree to assist in furthering their career goals. Recognizing that many people who are interested in such education are already employed in some form of criminal justice work, and that many people have completed course-work at the community college level, the curriculum is also structured to facilitate transfer from two-year police science/criminal justice programs. The department has articulation agreements with Colorado community colleges to facilitate students to transfer from community colleges to MSU Denver.
Students must meet Metropolitan State University of Denver’s and the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology’s requirements for the bachelor's degree, which includes the successful completion of General Studies courses, courses related to the Minor of your choice, and the core and elective courses available to all Criminal Justice and Criminology majors. For details, see CJC Degree Requirement.
All students should consult with a faculty advisor in the Criminal Justice and Criminology department regarding degree requirements. Students should also consult with a faculty advisor in their Minor department of choice for course advising.
CJC CURRICULUM FOR CURRENT STUDENTS WHO ENTERED AFTER FALL 2007 BUT PRIOR TO FALL 2013
CJC CORE REQUIREMENTS (39 credits)
CJC 1010 Introduction to Criminal Justice Systems
CJC 1450 Introduction to Corrections
CJC 2020 Research Methods and Basic Statistics for Criminal Justice Professionals
CJC 2100 Criminal Law
CJC 2210 American Policing
CJC 3110 Constitutional Issues in Criminal Procedure and Evidence
CJC 3130 Victimology
CJC 3200 Criminal Justice Administrative Behavior
CJC 3350 Juvenile Justice and Delinquency
CJC 3400 Criminological Theories
CJC 3410 Criminal Justice and the Social Structure
CJC 4300 Institutional Corrections
CJC 4650 Ethics for the Criminal Justice Professional
CJC REQUIRED ELECTIVES (9 credits - 6 credits must be upper division)
Electives are selected in consultation with and approved by the department advisor allow for development of emphasis or specialty areas, certificate programs or general degree plan. Internship credits may apply to this elective area but no more than 6 semester hours are allowed.
CJC MAJORS WHO FALL UNDER THE PRE-2007 CATALOG SHOULD MEET WITH AN ADVISOR TO CLARIFY THE CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS.
If you have questions about these changes or how older CJC courses may work with newer curriculum requirements, see the latest approved course substitution list CJC Course Substitution List Effective Fall 2013