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Criminal Justice

Do you want to make a difference in your community? Consider majoring in Criminal Justice. Our communities depend on criminal justice professionals to protect us, respond to emergencies, and monitor the status of criminal offenders. By obtaining this degree, you will be prepared for the important work of maintaining the law, preventing crime, and ensuring public safety. The program offers relevant coursework to help you better understand the ethical principles necessary to function in the criminal justice system.

After graduating, you will be ready to pursue careers in a variety of fields including: police officer, harbor police officer, detective, county sheriff/deputy, bailiff, state trooper, security analyst, vice squad officer, insurance investigator, corporate criminal investigator, loss prevention manager, director of airport security, animal cruelty investigator, security operations manager, director of campus safety, director of corporate security, conservation officer, and private investigator.

LOCATION: Main residential campus in Fayette, Iowa, UIU Educational Centers, Online, and Self-Paced Degree Program.


(3) SOC 224 Introduction to Criminal Justice
(3) SOC 237 Criminal Law
(3) SOC 321 Juvenile Delinquency
(3) SOC 333 Criminology
(3) SOC 362 Criminal Investigations
(3) SOC 367 Ethics in Criminal Justice
(3) PSY 373 Research Methods
(3) SOC 398 Justice Administration

Specific General Education Requirements

(3) SOC 110 Principles of Sociology
(3) MATH 220 Elementary Statistics

Four of the following: (12)

PSY/SOC 302 Substance Abuse
SOC 315 Juvenile Justice
SOC 323 Sociology of Charisma and Terrorism
SOC 337 Victimology
SOC 347 Deviance and Social Control
BA 362 Supervision
SOC 365 Sociology of Policing
SOC 380 Corrections and Punishment
CJ 403 Internship

Senior Project:

(3) ID 498_14 Senior Project

Total Credits: 39

At least 18 semester credits must be earned in courses numbered 300 or above.


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