The Criminal Justice program at Emmanuel College prepares students to enter the multifaceted field of law enforcement, corrections, probation/parole, and juvenile justice. The Criminal Justice program at Emmanuel takes both an academic and practical approach. The student will pursue the substantive investigation of criminal justice as well as participating in practical experiences such as labs and internships. The program is also interdisciplinary, drawing from studies in sociology, psychology, political science, and pre-law studies.
GOALS AND OUTCOMES
The Criminal Justice program at Emmanuel College will:
- Begin from a Christ-centered worldview that will enable the graduate to integrate biblical principles with the various disciplinary approaches in the work of criminal justice.
- Prepare students with substantive knowledge of the court system, the enforcement system, and the rehabilitation system.
- Provide students with practical experience in criminal justice through seminars, internships, and field work to prepare them to move from the classroom to the job.
- Provide students with the education and training so they can demonstrate competence in the methods and tools of qualitative and quantitative research and the ability to formulate and express the results that will allow them advance to positions of leadership in their chosen criminal justice career.
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
- Explain the function and purpose of the police, the courts, and the correctional systems in the United States justice system.
- Describe the constitutional concepts of due process, equal protection, and fundamental fairness in policing, courts, and corrections.
- Identify the major sociological theories that may explain criminal behavior and delinquency.
- Explain the psychological theories that may explain many types of criminal behavior and delinquency.
- Explain the professional and ethical contributions a Christian can make to the criminal justice profession in the contemporary United States
CRIMINAL JUSTICE MAJOR
OPTIONS: BACHELOR OF ARTS (B.A.) OR SCIENCE (B.S.)
LIBERAL ARTS CORE
EN 101, 102 (Freshman Composition) 6 hrs.
CM 130 (Intro to Communication) 3 hrs.
Literature 3 hrs.
Language/Literature 3 hrs.
Social and Behavioral Science
HY 273 (American History II) 3 hrs.
PY 210 General Psychology 3 hrs.
Natural Science/Mathematical Reasoning
Science (Lab course) 4 hrs.
Mathematics 3 hrs.
BI 111 (Biblical Literature & History) 3 hrs.
BI 112 (Interpreting Biblical Literature) 3 hrs.
BI 300 (Gospel of John) 3 hrs.
TH 237 (Christian Ethics) 3 hrs.
PE 105 (Total Fitness) 1 hr.
FS 101 (Freshman Seminar) 2 hrs.
SS 400 (Professions, Vocations, Missions) 1 hr.
Total 44 hrs.
MAJOR LOWER AND UPPER LEVEL COURSES
Criminal Justice Courses
CJ 101 (Orientation Criminal Justice) 1 hr.
CJ 200 (Introduction Criminal Justice) 3 hrs.
CJ 300 (Criminology) 3 hrs.
CJ 310 (Criminal Law/Judicial System) 3 hrs.
CJ 320 (Incarceration, Parole, Probation) 3 hrs.
CJ 330 (Youth and the Law) 3 hrs.
CJ 400 (Law Enforcement Theory and Practice) 3 hrs.
Criminal Justice Electives 6 hrs.
CJ 340 (Criminal Investigations) 3 hrs.
CJ 422 (Ethics/Criminal Justice)
CJ 425 (Homeland Security)
CJ 430 (Marksmanship/Firearms Safety)
CJ 450 (Practicum Criminal Justice)
CJ 480 (Internship Criminal Justice)
Social and Behavioral Science
PY 331 (Personality Theories) 3 hrs.
PY 416 (Abnormal Psychology) 3 hrs.
PY 429 (Social Psychology) 3 hrs.
SO 172 (Sociology) 3 hrs.
SO 275 (Social Problems) 3 hrs.
Social and Behavioral Science Electives 12 hrs.
CM 210 (Interpersonal Communication)
CM 302 (Persuasion)
EN 360 (Advanced Grammar)
EN 370 (Advanced Composition)
GY 101 (Human Geography)
HY 272 (American History I)
PS 101 (American Government)
PS 102 (State and Local Government)
Minor Area 18 hrs.
Electives 10 hrs.
Foreign Language (French, Spanish, Greek) 12 hrs.
Electives 16 hrs.
TOTAL 124 hrs.