Course descriptions are listed alphabetically by subject prefix.  Each course description begins with a three letter subject prefix followed by a three – digit course number and the course title. The number on the right of each course description gives the semester credit hours for that course. If a course includes laboratory or other special activities, that information is contained in the course description.  Prerequisites are also listed. A prerequisite is a course, experience, or other required preparation that must be completed before the student is permitted to enroll in the course.

Subject Prefix and Course NumberCourse NameSemester Credit HoursCourse DescriptionCross Listed CoursePrerequisite
CJE 101Introduction to Criminal Justice3A survey course designed to study the criminal justice process. An analysis of local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, court, and correctional agencies.Not Applicable Not Applicable
CJE 215Introduction to Criminal Law3The study
of the development and history of criminal laws in the United States emphasizing the structure, definitions, and interpretations of criminal statutes.
Not ApplicableCJE 101 or consent of instructor
CJE 220Juvenile Justice3TA course designed to study the juvenile justice system from processing of the juvenile offender through treatment. Examines the nature and extent of delinquency in the United States and responses to juvenile crime.Not ApplicableNot Applicable
CJE 320Law enforcement3The study
of the history and development of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies and current issues in law enforcement.
Not ApplicableCJE 101 or consent of instructor.
CJE 321Private Security3The study of the historical and philosophical development of private security. Emphasis is placed on responsibilities and legal problems of private agencies.Not ApplicableNot Applicable
CJE 322Criminal Investigation3 An introduction to the techniques and methods used by police investigators. Attention is given to crime scene protection, collection, preservation, and identification of physical
Not ApplicableCJE 101 or consent of instructor.
CJE 325Courts3A course designed to study the American judicial system including the function of courts, judicial process and procedures, rules of evidence, constitutional issues, and the roles and responsibilities of key court personnel.Not ApplicableCJE 101 and CJE 215 with grades of "C" or better.
CJE 330Corrections3The study of the correctional process, including jails, prisons, probation and parole. Emphasis is on an analysis of correctional theory and practice.Not ApplicableCJE 325 or consent of instructor
CJE 332Community Relations and Criminal Justice
3The study
of the relationship of the community to law enforcement, correctional institutions, and other criminal justice agencies. Emphasizes techniques for conflict resolution.
Not Applicable CJE 101 and CJE 215 with grades of "C" or better.
CJE 335Theories of Crime and Delinquency3TA course designed to study the major theoretical explanations of crime and delinquency.Not ApplicableCJE 101 and CJE 215 with grades of C or better.
CJE 340Principles of Victimology3Study of crime, its victims, and their relationship to the criminal justice process. Emphasizes psychological, financial, and medical needs and problems of the victim.Not ApplicableCJE 325 and PSY 200 or consent of instructor
CJE 345Comparative Criminal Justice3A course designed to examine the nature, location, and impact of crime in the United States including its
historical foundations, theories of criminality, measurement
of crime, typologies, and public policies concerning crime control with emphasis on cross-cultural perspectives.
Not ApplicableCJE 101 and CJE 215 with grades of C or better.
CJE 350Criminal Justice Ethics3A course designed to examine the theoretical foundations of ethics, ethical decision-making, and ethical issues confronting the criminal justice system, its processes and personnel.Not ApplicableCJE 101 and CJE 220 with grades of "C" or better.
CJE 410Criminal Justice Administration
3The study of the principles of organization, administration, leadership, management, and function of criminal justice agencies, including problem-solving, planning, and evaluation techniques used by criminal justice administrators.Not ApplicableNot Applicable
CJE 415Seminar in Criminal Justice
3The study of special issues in criminal justice. Special emphasis is placed upon solutions to particular administrative problems.Not ApplicableGraduate student status; completion of the program thesis or project course; approval of advisor.
CJE 430Criminal Justice Internship3A supervised placement in a criminal justice agency which enables students to obtain practical
experience in a criminal justice setting.
Not ApplicableCJE 215 and CJE 330 or consent of instructor
CJE 433Criminal Justice Research
3An in-depth research effort. To include an introduction to basic logic, knowledge and skills of research design and methodology.SOW 433Consent of instructor
CJE 435Statistics for Criminal
3This course serves as an introduction to the use of statistics as a method of describing and analyzing data from research in criminal justice with an emphasis on applied methods. (Three hours of lecture, one hour of laboratory per week)SOW 435SOW 433/CJE 433 and MAT 111 or higher.