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Curriculum - Criminal Justice Certificate Program

Plan of Study by Semester

The plan of study provides a detailed look by semester at the recommended timing for completing each course in the program.

Program of Study

Program Requirements
ENGL 1101 Composition I 3 credits
ENGL 1102 Composition II 3 credits
HIST 1111 Civilization I
3 credits
HIST 1112 Civilization II 3 credits
MATH 1001 Quantitative Skills and Reasoning
3 credits
MATH 1111 College Algebra
3 credits
MATH 1113 Pre-Calculus Mathematics 3 credits
ARTS 1100 Art Appreciation 3 credits
CRJU 1100 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 credits
CRJU 2410 Introduction to Corrections 3 credits
CRJU 2020 Ethical Theories and Moral Issues in Criminal Justice 3 credits
CRJU 2210 Introduction to Law Enforcement 3 credits
CRJU 2200 Criminal Investigation
3 credits
CRJU 2510 Introduction to Criminal Law 3 credits
30 credits

Course Descriptions

ENGL 1101 – Composition I
A composition course focusing on skills required for effective writing in a variety of contexts, with emphasis on exposition, analysis, and argumentation, and also including introductory use of a variety of research skills.
ENGL 1102 – Composition II
A composition course that develops writing skills beyond the levels of proficiency required by ENGL 1101, that emphasizes interpretation and evaluation, and that incorporates a variety of more advanced research methods.
HIST 1111 (Civilization I) or HIST 1112 (Civilization II)
A survey of the main currents of political, social, religious, and intellectual activity from the earliest civilizations to about 1500. Major civilized traditions of the world considered and compared.
MATH 1001 - Quantitative Skills and Reasoning
Emphasis on processing information via models by conducting assumption validity, applicability and suitability checks, executing appropriate calculations to do forecasts and arrive at logical decisions. Will rely on examples to illustrate use of mathematics in real world situations.
MATH 1111 - College Algebra
Functional approach to algebra that incorporates the use of appropriate technology. Emphasis will be place on the study of functions and their graphs, inequalities, and linear, quadratic, rational, polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Appropriate applications will be included.
MATH 1113 - Pre-calculus Mathematics
Designed to prepare students for calculus physics, and related technical subjects. Topics include an intensive study of algebraic, trigonometric, logarithmic and exponential functions accompanied by analytic geometry.
ARTS 1100 – Art Appreciation
Artistic theories, styles, media and techniques as they relate to the visual arts.
CRJU 1100 – Introduction to Criminal Justice
Emergenc and current state of forma institutions established within the American experience to deal with criminal behavior. Philosophical, cultural, social, economic and political aspects of the justice system and process.
CRJU 2410 Introduction to Corrections
Analysis and evaluation of both historical and contemporary correctional systems. Development, organization operation and results of the different correctional systems in the United States.
CRJU 2020 - Ethical Theories and Moral Issues in Criminal Justice
Relationship between ethical theory and criminal justice policies and practices. Principal ethical theories of the western world and the application of these theories to the administration of justice in the United States. Ethical underpinnings of the crime control and due process models of justice.
CRJU 2210 - Introduction to Law Enforcement
History, philosophy and basic objectives of the police system in the United States and Georgia. Emphasizes applications of the law for law enforcement officers.
CRJU 2200 - Criminal Investigation
Investigative methodology focusing on techniques employed in criminal investigation, including crime scene searches, use of informants and surveillance. Presentation of police cases in court.
CRJU 2510 - Introduction to Criminal Law
Origin and evolution of legal norms used by government to control deviant behavior, and their distinct form and overlap with moral and social norms. Emphasis on the role of criminal law in a system of ordered liberty.


Format Online
Credits Required 30
Tuition per credit hour
(not including fees)
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