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 Online Criminal Justice Degrees


Total Credits Required: 182

General Requirements
ANTH 101Introduction to Cultural Diversity3.00 credits
COM 150Mass Media and Society3.00 credits
ENGL 101Expository Writing and Reading3.00 credits
ENGL 102Persuasive Writing and Reading3.00 credits
ENGL 103Analytical Writing and Reading3.00 credits
PHIL 101Introduction to Western Philosophy3.00 credits
PSCI 100Introduction to Political Science4.00 credits
PSY 101General Psychology I3.00 credits
SOC 101Introduction to Sociology3.00 credits
One of the following Math sequences:
MATH 101Introduction to Analysis I4.00 credits
MATH 102Introduction to Analysis II4.00 credits
MATH 121Calculus I4.00 credits
MATH 122Calculus II4.00 credits
One of the following science sequences:
BIO 107Cells, Genetics & Physiology3.00 credits
BIO 108Cells, Genetics & Physiology Lab1.00 credits
BIO 109Biological Diversity, Ecology & Evolution3.00 credits
BIO 110Biological Diversity, Ecology & Evolution Lab1.00 credits
CHEM 111General Chemistry I4.00 credits
CHEM 112General Chemistry II4.00 credits
English elective (from ENGL 200-499)
History Elective
Fine Arts Elective

Criminology and Justice Studies Core Requirements
Methods and Analytics Sequence
Criminal Justice Thematic Concentration

Program Electives (Choose 10 Courses)

Free Electives
42 Credits

Course Descriptions

ANTH 101 Introduction to Cultural Diversity - 3.00 credits

Examines the diversity that exists in human culture. Uses lectures, films, and discussions to examine and illustrate the relationship between humans and their social/cultural systems.

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COM 150 Mass Media and Society - 3.00 credits

The purpose of this course is to introduce media undergraduates to the process of promotion. Each element of the promotional mix--advertising, public relations, sales promotion, and personal selling--is discussed within the framework of integrated marketing communications. Three credit hours. Offered Spring semester (d).

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ENGL 101 Expository Writing and Reading - 3.00 credits

Develops students' abilities to read and write expository academic discourse. Teaches students how to read with understanding; how to access print and technological sources; how to research, plan, draft, revise, and edit academic essays and reports. Requires students to write expository essay and to keep a journal to express their responses to material read and study in the course.

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ENGL 102 Persuasive Writing and Reading - 3.00 credits

Develops students' abilities to read and write persuasive academic discourse. Teaches students to think and read critically, to evaluate and use print and technological sources effectively, and to present a written argument effectively. Requires students to write persuasive essays and research papers and to keep a journal to express their responses to material read and studied in the course.

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ENGL 103 Analytical Writing and Reading - 3.00 credits

Develops students' skills in critical and analytical reading and writing through a study of literature. Teaches students techniques to help them understand and appreciate literature. Requires students to read, analyze, and write essays and research papers about selected works of poetry, drama, and fiction and to keep a journal to express their responses to the literature studied.

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PHIL 101 Introduction to Western Philosophy - 3.00 credits

Introduces the main methods and aims of Western Philosophy, involving the study of problems central to metaphysics, theory of knowledge, and ethics. Offered every quarter.

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PSCI 100 Introduction to Political Science - 4.00 credits

Studies the political process, which determines who gets what, when, and how in society.

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PSY 101 General Psychology I - 3.00 credits

Students are introduced to the scientific study of human behavior. Special attention is given to the biological, psychological, and social processes underlying human behavior within the framework of modern psychological research. Offered fall and spring. 3 credits

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SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology - 3.00 credits

Examines principles underlying human interaction in simple technological societies, including learning and development of social roles; development and meaning of culture and social organizations; and special institutions in the society, such as the family, class structure, and power structure.

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MATH 101 Introduction to Analysis I - 4.00 credits

Covers linear, quadratic, exponential, and logarithmic functions; systems of linear equations; elementary linear programming; matrix algebra; inverse; and mathematics of finance.

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MATH 102 Introduction to Analysis II - 4.00 credits

Covers limits, continuity, derivatives, indefinite and definite integrals, and applications.

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MATH 121 Calculus I - 4.00 credits

Functions, limits and continuity, derivatives, trancendental functions, and applications.

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MATH 122 Calculus II - 4.00 credits

Definite integrals, Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, integration techniques, applications of integration, numerical integration and differential equations.

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BIO 107 Cells, Genetics & Physiology - 3.00 credits

This course is designed to provide a topical and interactive introduction to biology for non-majors. Students will learn how trillions of tiny cells of our bodies work together in organ systems to use food for energy, to keep us alive, moving and healthy, and how information passes to subsequent generations. This course is identical to BIO 100.

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BIO 108 Cells, Genetics & Physiology Lab - 1.00 credits

This course is designed to be a companion course to the BIO 107 lecture. Labs are focused on providing students with a hands-on approach to science. Topics include how cells generate energy from food, how certain characteristics are genetically encoded and the physiology of human systems and diseases.

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BIO 109 Biological Diversity, Ecology & Evolution - 3.00 credits

An interactive course for the non-major that discusses the variety of living things and how we ended up with them and what makes them unique. This course also explores how living things affect each other and the world as well as the impacts that humans have on the living world. This course is identical to BIO 101

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BIO 110 Biological Diversity, Ecology & Evolution Lab - 1.00 credits

An introductory course that considers from a biological viewpoint environmental issues such as the productivity and energetics of natural ecosystems, nutrient cycling, global warming, acid rain, biological magnification, species conservation, and population dynamics. An environmentally relevant project will be researched and presented. Lectures are supplemented with film(s)/video(s). Offered spring. 3 credits

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CHEM 111 General Chemistry I - 4.00 credits

Not open to engineering or science majors. Introduces the principles of general chemistry. Covers SI units, unit factor calculations, states of matter, elements and compounds, energy, atoms, electronic configurations, ionic and covalent bonds, Lewis dot structures, shapes of molecules, chemical equations, stoichiometry, molarity, gas laws, nuclear chemistry, equilibrium between different states of matter, and some colligative properties of solutions.

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CHEM 112 General Chemistry II - 4.00 credits

Introduces organic chemistry. Covers some classes of organic compounds from alkanes to amines, basic reactions of important functional groups, uses of some compounds, stereochemistry, synthetic and natural polymers (carbohydrates, protein, DNA), and briefly acids and bases.

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