B.S. Criminal Justice - Psychology

The concentration in psychology educates students in criminal justice on the interface between criminal justice and psychology. The scope and sequence of seven psychology courses, in addition to the core criminal justice curriculum, provide students with a foundation in the interdisciplinary science of psychology, including the biological and psychosocial bases of behavior, learning, personality, and cognition.  Students will also gain competency in research methods in the social sciences. 

The programmatic outcomes for the B.S. Criminal Justice--Psychology are:

1. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the following concepts: Theories of Criminal Behavior; The Law; Law Enforcement; Corrections; The Court System; Critical Thinking; Research Methodology and Statistics.

2. Graduating CJ majors will demonstrate excellent or outstanding understanding of the key concepts of Criminal Justice, Administration of Justice, Law Enforcement, Law Adjudication, Corrections, Criminological Theory, Research and Analytical Methods.

3. Students will apply ethical decision making skills and integrity in an ever-changing, global environment

4. Students will produce and present effective oral and written forms of communication appropriate to the profession

5. Students will analyze diversity issues in the criminal justice field

6. Students will evaluate the legal and social impacts of criminal law in our changing society

7. Students will apply critical problem solving and professional skills in an experiential learning environment

General Education Courses
CJ 411Crisis Intervention3
CJ 445Criminal Justice Capstone *3
EH 105College Writing *3
HE 111The Husson Experience ***1
MS 132Probability and Statistics3
PY 111General Psychology3
Fine Arts Elective3
Foreign Culture and Conversation Elective3
Historical Elective 3
Humanities Elective 3
Math I Elective4
Lab Science Elective (Must also qualify as a sustainability elective)3
Literature Elective3
Perspectives Elective6
Philosophical Elective3
Professional Courses
CJ 101Intro to Justice & Pub Safety *3
CJ 215Police Operations *3
CJ 221Criminalistics3
CJ 225Criminal Procedure *3
CJ 235Criminology *3
CJ 309Constitutional Law3
CJ 310Mod Penology and Corrections3
CJ 315Juvenile Justice3
CJ 330Ethics in Criminal Justice3
CJ 337Interviewing and Interrogation3
CJ 341Investigations3
CJ 400Evidence3
CJ 435Management & Criminal Justice3
PL 200Criminal Law *3
Experiential Elective or MCJA3
Open Electives or MCJA9
Concentration Courses
PY 141Human Growth and Development3
PY 242Research Methods3
PY 232Abnormal Psychology3
300/400 PY Electives12
Total Hours122
First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
CJ 101*3CJ 225*3
HE 111***1PY 1113
EH 105*3Lab Science Elective (Must also qualify as a sustainability elective)3
Humanities Elective 3Perspectives Elective 3
Math I Elective4Perspectives Elective 3
Philosophical Elective3 
 17 15
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
CJ 215*3CJ 2213
MS 1323CJ 235*3
PL 200*3CJ 4003
PY 1413PY 2323
Literature Elective3Foreign Culture and Conversation Elective3
 15 15
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
CJ 3093CJ 3153
CJ 3103CJ 3373
CJ 3413CJ 4353
PY 2423Fine Arts Elective3
PY Elective 300/400 3 PY Elective 300/4003
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
CJ 3303CJ 4113
CJ 4453Historical Elective 3
PY Elective 300/400 3PY Elective 300/400 3
Experiential/M.C.J.A.3Open Elective/M.C.J.A.3
Open Elective/M.C.J.A.3Open Elective/M.C.J.A.3
 15 15
Total Hours: 122