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Crime and Criminology

 

Deepen your understanding of criminal behavior and its impact on society. In this concentration, you will focus on the causes, effects, and prevention of crime. Explore theories about the relationship of psychological disorders and criminal behavior and learn strategies for addressing drugs, gangs, and organized crime within a community. You will also analyze criminal investigations, learn how to assess crime scenes, work with both witnesses and suspects, and examine judicial processes.

Degree Requirements

  • 121 total units

    • General Education Courses (49 units)

    • Criminal Justice Courses (48 units)

      • Lower Division (12 units)

      • Upper Division (24 units)

      • Concentration (12 units)

    • Elective Courses (24 units)

You can transfer up to 90 semester units into this program.

See the admission requirements.

Lower-Division Criminal Justice Courses (12 units)
COURSE CODE
COURSE TITLE
UNITS
CRJS 100
3
CRJS 101 Contemporary Criminal Justice System 3
CRJS 205 Law Enforcement in a Multicultural Society 3
CRJS 210 Criminal Law and Procedure 3


Upper-Division Criminal Justice Courses (24 units)
COURSE CODE
COURSE TITLE
UNITS
CRJS 300 Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Justice Reform 3
CRJS 310
3
CRJS 311 Corrections in American Society 3
CRJS 320 Crime and Criminology 3
CRJS 330 Writing and Interviewing Skills in Criminal Justice 3
CRJS 360 Inequalities, Human Rights, and Criminal Justice 3
CRJS 390 Research Methods and Data Analysis in Criminal Justice 3
POL 400 Latinos and the Law 3


Concentration Courses (12 units)
COURSE CODE
COURSE TITLE
UNITS
CRJS 350 Drugs, Gangs, and Organized Crime 3
CRJS 441 Victimology and Domestic Violence 3
CRJS 445
3
PSY 315 Psychological Disorders and Crime 3

Elective Courses (24 units)

Choose the courses that interest you from the Restorative Justice and Community Change concentration, our general education program, or our other undergraduate programs.

You can take courses online. For more information about these programs, please call 1-877-584-6648 and speak to one of our enrollment advisors.