Lakeland College’s bachelor of arts degree program in criminal justice addresses crime from both practical and theoretical perspectives and combines the analytical and research skills of sociology with a clear vocational emphasis. In criminal justice classes, students learn the details of the correctional and law enforcement systems, from police procedures to community relations. Students are asked to think about the nature of criminal behavior and the ways we have chosen as a society to address it.
Courses focus on the measurement of crime, the analysis and prevention of criminal behavior and the function of the rule of law in society. Students gain the knowledge and problem-solving abilities needed to pursue graduate study or begin a career in probations/parole, law enforcement, corrections and related areas of our country’s expanding criminal justice system.
Prerequisite: An approved associate degree in criminal justice, political science, corrections or law enforcement is required for enrollment in the bachelor of arts degree program in criminal justice.
Criminal Justice Major Requirements (50 semester hours)
All courses listed are 3 semester hours unless otherwise indicated. An approved associate degree in Criminal Justice, Police Science, Corrections or Law Enforcement is required.
- One of the Following:
- PSY 200 General Psychology
- SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology
- CRJ 140 Introduction to Criminal Justice
- CRJ 242 Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Justice
- CRJ 332 Criminological Theory
- CRJ 344 Policing in America
- CRJ 345 Criminal Law
- CRJ 348 Corrections in America
- CRJ 370 Ethics and Justice
- CRJ 400 Internship in Criminal Justice (4 semester hours or 200 field experience hours)
- CRJ 492 Contemporary Issues in Crime and Justice: Senior Seminar (Writing Intensive)
- CRJS 232 Introduction to Criminology
- MAT 220 Probability and Statistics
- SOCP 220 Social Psychology
- SOCP 335 Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences (4 semester hours)
- Two of the Following
- CRJ 347 Criminal Investigations
- CRJ 355 Offender Assessment and Rehabilitation
- CRJ 450 Race, Ethnicity, and Crime
- CRJ 451 Effective Policing Practices
- CRJ 452 Effective Correctional Practices
- CRJ 480 Special Topics in Criminal Justice
- CRJS 341 Sociology of Law
The Criminal Justice Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree is currently offered at all of Lakeland College Centers, and through Lakeland College Online™. Most courses are also offered BlendEd®.
- Sheboygan Center
- Milwaukee Center
- Madison Center
- Green Bay Center
- Fox Cities Center
- Central Wisconsin Center
- Chippewa Valley Center
- Lakeland College Online