Features of the Program
The Criminal Justice program prepares students for exciting and challenging careers in the rapidly expanding fields of law enforcement, investigations, private security, and corrections. In addition to modern course offerings, students visit courts, correctional facilities, law enforcement agencies, and private security installations. A vast system of networking enables students to interact with seasoned law enforcement officials.
A Criminal Justice major completes credits in professional and general education courses. The general education core helps the student develop analytic and communication skills, and provides an understanding of the economic, political, and social context within which the criminal justice system functions. Professional courses consist of the most advanced instruction available in investigations, evidence, policing procedures, criminal law, and modern correctional practices.
Requirements for Criminal Justice Majors
Candidates for a Bachelor of Science degree are required to complete a minimum of 121 semester credit hours. Candidates for an Associate of Science degree are required to complete 60 semester credit hours, maintaining a 2.0 overall cumulative grade point average and a 2.0 overall in the courses listed below. Transfer students must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours at Husson University. At least 15 credits must be earned in Husson Criminal Justice courses.
Courses Requiring a Minimum 2.0 GPA
|CJ 101||Intro to Justice & Pub Safety||3|
|CJ 215||Police Operations||3|
|CJ 445||Criminal Justice Capstone||3|
|EH 123||Rhetoric and Composition I||3|
|EH 124||Rhetoric and Composition II||3|
|EH 200||Approaches to Literature||3|
|CJ 225||Criminal Procedure||3|
|PL 200||Criminal Law||3|
Students may submit a portfolio seeking credit for equivalent professional training in and life experience in law enforcement, corrections, or security work by taking PA 100 Portfolio Assessment.