Department of Criminal Justice

General Information | Degree Requirements | Courses in Criminal Justice

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Chairperson:
Walker, Jeffery T.

Professors:
Golden, James W.
Moak, Stacy C.
Parker, Mary L.

Associate Professors:
Montague, David R.

Assistant Professors:
Baldwin, Julie
Berthelot, Emily
Brown, Timothy
Ten Bensel , Tusty
Thomas, Shaun

Instructors:
Garcia, Eduardo
Raptopoulos, Kilby

The department provides courses for students pursuing careers in law enforcement, corrections, and juvenile and adult courts. A bachelor of arts in criminal justice, an associate of science in law enforcement, and a minor in criminal justice are available through the department.

General Information

Major in Criminal Justice

A major in criminal justice requires 30 credit hours, including CRJU 2300, 3303, 3304, 4300, and 4304. While the department will consider similar courses from other schools as substitutes for the core courses, the acceptance of those courses is solely at the department’s discretion. Students majoring in criminal justice must complete at least 15 hours within the Department of Criminal Justice at UALR. Admission to the major requires completion of RHET 1311, RHET 1312 and GPA of 2.25 or better; transfer students must have at least 12 hours at UALR; however, students may be provisionally admitted to the major and advised within the department before fully meeting requirements for admission to the major. For information regarding graduate study in criminal justice, see the UALR Graduate Catalog.

Minor in Criminal Justice

A minor in criminal justice requires 18 credit hours, which must include CRJU 2300.


Associate of Science Degree in Law Enforcement

This two-year associate degree program in law enforcement requires 60 hours, including CRJU 2300 and 3304. Students pursuing the AS in law enforcement must take at least nine of the required criminal justice hours within the Department of Criminal Justice at UALR. Twenty of the 60 hours must be at the 2000-level or higher. Credits earned for the associate degree may be applied to the Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice.

Associate of Science in Law Enforcement

General: 60 minimum total hours, including 20 hours of 2000-level courses or higher, and 30 hours in residence

First-Year Colloquium (0-3 hours)

Required of full-time freshmen entering college for the first time and transfer students with less than 12 hours of credit. (See page 36 for details)

Core (44 hours)

See page 25 for requirement details.

Second Language Proficiency (0-9 hours)

Completion of 2000-level second language course or demonstrate equivalent proficiency. (See page 26 for details)

Major (15 hours)

Required Courses (6 hours)
    CRJU 2300 Introduction to Criminal Justice (also counts toward the core)
    CRJU 3304 Police and Society
Electives (Select 9 hours)
    CRJU 3301 Criminal Evidence
    CRJU 3302 Legal Aspects of Law Enforcement
    CRJU 3303 Corrections Survey
    CRJU 3105, 3205, 3305 Seminar in Criminal Justice
    CRJU 3306 Police Administration and Management
    CRJU 3307 Criminal Law
    CRJU 3309 Cybercrime
    CRJU 3310 Race/Ethnicity and Criminal Justice
    CRJU 3311 Gangs
    CRJU 3312 Victimology
    CRJU 3313 Crime and Science: An Introduction to Forensic Science
    CRJU 3314 Statistics in Criminal Justice
    CRJU 3315 Sex Crimes
    CRJU 3337 Juvenile Delinquency
    CRJU 3338 Criminological Theory
    CRJU 3348 Internship I
    CRJU 3349 Internship II
    CRJU 3396 Psychology and the Criminal Process
    CRJU 4199, 4299 Criminal Justice Workshop
    CRJU 4300 Crime and Behavior
    CRJU 4301 Judicial System and Process
    CRJU 4302 Law and Society
    CRJU 4303 Readings in Criminal Justice
    CRJU 4304 Research Methods
    CRJU 4305 Juvenile Law and Process
    CRJU 4307 Drug Abuse
    CRJU 4309 Crime Prevention
    CRJU 4310 Terrorism
    CRJU 4311 Security Management
    CRJU 4313 Information Security
    CRJU 4120, 4220, 4320 Independent Study
    CRJU 4332 Corrections Psychology
    CRJU 4333 Cooperative Education
    CRJU 4351 Constitutional Law II
    CRJU 4380 Comparative Criminal Justice Systems

Minor (none required)

Unrestricted General Electives

Remaining hours, if any, to reach 60 minimum total hours, 20 hours of 2000-level courses or higher or 30 hours in residence.


Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice

General: 120 minimum total hours, including 45 hours of upper-level courses (3000-4000 level), and 30 hours in residence

First-Year Colloquium (0-3 hours)

Required of full-time freshmen entering college for the first time and transfer students with less than 12 hours of credit. (See page 36 for details)

Core (44 hours)

See page 25 for requirement details.

Second Language Proficiency (0-9 hours)

Completion of 2000-level second language course or demonstrate equivalent proficiency. (See page 26 for details)

Major (30 hours)

Required Courses (15 hours)
    CRJU 2300 Introduction to Criminal Justice (also counts toward the core)
    CRJU 3303 Survey of Corrections
    CRJU 3304 Police and Society
    CRJU 4300 Crime and Behavior
    CRJU 4304 Research Methods
    Electives (Select 15 hours)
    CRJU 3301 Criminal Evidence
    CRJU 3302 Legal Aspects of Law Enforcement
    CRJU 3105, 3205, 3305 Seminar in Criminal Justice
    CRJU 3306 Police Administration and Management
    CRJU 3307 Criminal Law
    CRJU 3309 Cybercrime
    CRJU 3310 Race/Ethnicity and Criminal Justice
    CRJU 3311 Gangs
    CRJU 3312 Victimology
    CRJU 3313 Crime and Science: An Introduction to Forensic Science
    CRJU 3314 Statistics in Criminal Justice
    CRJU 3315 Sex Crimes
    CRJU 3337 Juvenile Delinquency
    CRJU 3338 Criminological Theory
    CRJU 3348 Internship I
    CRJU 3349 Internship II
    CRJU 3396 Psychology and the Criminal Process
    CRJU 4199, 4299 Criminal Justice Workshop
    CRJU 4301 Judicial System and Process
    CRJU 4302 Law and Society
    CRJU 4303 Readings in Criminal Justice
    CRJU 4305 Juvenile Law and Process
    CRJU 4307 Drug Abuse
    CRJU 4309 Crime Prevention
    CRJU 4310 Terrorism
    CRJU 4311 Security Management
    CRJU 4313 Information Security
    CRJU 4120, 4220, 4320 Independent Study
    CRJU 4332 Corrections Psychology
    CRJU 4333 Cooperative Education
    CRJU 4351 Constitutional Law II
    CRJU 4380 Comparative Criminal Justice Systems

Minor (12-29 hours—typical minor requires 18)

Unrestricted General Electives

Remaining hours, if any, to reach 120 minimum total hours, 45 hours of upper-level courses (3000-4000 level), or 30 hours in residence.