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Criminal Justice Certificate

Hours - 15 Credit Hours
Effective Sep. 2021
Last Revised 9/19/2022
Holokai Category: Professional Studies
Sponsoring Program: Political Science
Faculty Unit Assignment: Faculty of Business & Government

Program Requirements


Required — 6 Credits

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours Prerequisites
CRMJ 301 Introduction to Criminal Justice F, S 3.0
CRMJ 371 Criminal Investigation and Criminology F, W 3.0


Electives — 9 Credits

Choose 3, including at least 1 class from each set.

Set A - Theory
Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours Prerequisites
POSC 230 Fundamentals of Good Governance F, W 3.0
POSC 358 Comparative Law F 3.0
POSC 410 The Constitution of the United States W 3.0

    Set B - Skills
    Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours Prerequisites
    FORS 100 Introduction to Forensic Science F, S 3.0
    POSC 335 Issues of Terrorism W 3.0
    PMGT 350 Crisis Management W 3.0
    CRMJ 351 Financial and Fraud Investigation W 3.0
    CRMJ 361 Violence Threat Assessment and Management S 3.0


    Additional Program Requirements

    Double-counting is managed with your advisor.

    All passing grades will be accepted in fulfilling minor or certificate requirements


    Program Learning Outcomes

    Upon completing a major in political science, students will:

    • Write an effective research paper using professional formats;
    • Write an effective persuasive/analytical essay/report;
    • Demonstrate competence using logical/analytical skills;
    • Demonstrate an understanding of political philosophy/theory;
    • Demonstrate the critical reading skills needed to engage professional journals/monographs;
    • Demonstrate content mastery in international relations, law, U.S. government, Asia/Pacific, or public management;
    • Conduct an effective oral presentation;
    • Complete a meaningful internship or capstone paper.