Bachelor in Social Sciences (BS)

120 Credits

The Criminal Justice System is composed of the agencies that deal with social control, such as, the Justice Department, Corrections, Police Department, and the Court System. Although these departments work independently, they share a common interest, which is to control crime while upholding justice.

The study of Criminal Justice is related to the nature and scope of crime, as well as, the reactions to those who infringe on the law. The curriculum includes the study of crime and the factors that lead to delinquency. Human behavior is emphasized in aspects of public policy and the role that citizens play in the democratic and judicial processes. Professionals in this field develop positive attitudes that allow them to be productive citizens in society. Graduates from this program will have the ability to work in the public or private sector. They will be provided with the most recent and innovative knowledge within the field of criminology, sustained by courses that discuss the Penal Code, Evidence, Juvenile Delinquency, Administration of Public Security, and the Correctional System, among others. Students will be equipped with oral and written skills necessary for the field of criminology, as well as, terminology and technical tools within the area that increase competence as a professional in this field.

Program Objectives/ Outcomes:

The SUAGM: UNE Criminal Justice program covers different approaches, which meet the needs of our students who want to enter the field of criminal investigation, forensic science, criminalistics and criminology. The Criminal Justice Bachelor’s program incorporates the following courses: General Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Introduction to Justice, Prevention and Sociological Aspects of Criminal Behavior; Applied Criminology; Criminal Technology, Fraud and Cybercrime, and Forensic Science General Vision. These courses complement other professional and concentration components to provide the student holistic view that includes the structural, behavioral and the forensic part. Students will be equipped with oral and written skills necessary for the field of criminology, as well as, terminology and technical tools within the area that increase competence as a professional in this field.

ENGL 115-O College Reading and Writing I

ENGL 116-O College Reading and Writing II

ENGL 331-O Public Speaking

SPAN 115-O Reading, Writing, and the Oral Communication in Spanish I

SPAN 116-O Reading, Writing, and the Oral Communication in Spanish II

SPAN 255-O Spanish for Writing and Research

SCIE 113-O Integrated Science Compendium

HIST 273-O History of the United States of America

MATH 120-O Basic Algebra

COMP 110-O Introduction to Computer and Software

SOSC 111-O Individual, Community, Government. and Social Responsibility I

SOSC 112-O Individual, Community, Government, and Social Responsibility II

HUMA 101-O World Cultures I

HUMA 102-O World Cultures II

QYLE 110-O Attitude Development and Adaptation (Must be taken in 1st semester of enrollment)

SOCI 203-O Principles of Sociology

PALE 105-O Constitutional Principles

PSYC 123-O General Psychology

SOSC 250-O Statistics for Social Sciences

SOSC 258-O Research Techniques in Social Sciences

PSYC 225-O Social Psychology

CRIM 434-O Forensic Psychology in the Criminal Justice System

CRIM 103-O Introduction to Criminal Justice

CRIM 203-O General Principles of Penal Law and Crimes Against the Individual

CRIM 320-O Criminal Investigation

CRIM 335-O Ethical Aspects of Justice

CRIM 336-O Seminar on Substance Use and Abuse

CRIM 436-O General Overview of the Forensic Sciences

CRIM 204-O Special Penal Laws

CRIM 333-O Prevention and Sociological Aspects of Criminal Behavior

CRIM 425-O Applied Criminalistics

CRIM 432-O Criminal Technology, Fraud and Cyber Crimes

CRIM 118-O Civil System

CRIM 206-O Introduction to Judicial Procedures

CRIM 340-O The Justice System and Juvenile Delinquency

CRIM 415-O Evidence, Case Preparation and Testimony

CRIM 430-O Rehabilitation, Civil Rights and the State Correctional System

CRIM 475-O Supervised Practicum

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