B.S. Criminal Justice - Psychology/M.S. Criminal Justice Administration

The concentration in psychology educates students in criminal justice on the interface between the two disciplines of 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 gain competency in research methods in the social sciences.  

The programmatic outcomes for the B.S. Criminal Justice--Psychology/M.S.C.J.A. are:

1) Students will analyze how criminal justice policy is formulated at the federal, state and local level within a political, economic and social context.
2) Students will articulate the roles and functions of the various components of the criminal justice system.
3) Students will apply decision-making techniques, using quantitative and qualitative analysis, and theory to management issues.
4) Students will apply critical thinking to diversity issues that arise in Criminal Justice
5) Students will demonstrate leadership skills through effective written and oral communication.
6) Students will use current technology to access information, analyze and interpret data, and generate reports.
7) Students will implement leadership skills to work effectively within diverse teams.

General Education Courses
CJ 411Crisis Intervention (/MCJA)3
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 Elective3
Lab Science Elective (Must also qualify as a sustainability elective)3
Literature Elective3
Math I Elective4
Perspectives Electives 6
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 337Interviewing and Interrogation3
CJ 341Investigations3
CJ 400Evidence3
CJ 435Management & Criminal Justice3
PL 200Criminal Law *3
CJ Elective 300/400 Level3
Open Undergrad Elec (4) or MCJA12
Concentration Courses
PY 141Human Growth and Development3
PY 232Abnormal Psychology3
PY 242Research Methods3
PY Electives 300/400 12
Graduate Courses
BA 600Research Methods in Business and Education3
BA 605Management Communications3
CJ 705Leadership & Ethics3
CJ 717Graduate Capstone Course3
Graduate Business Elective9
Graduate Criminal Justice Electives 700+9
Total Hours152
First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
CJ 101*3CJ 225*3
EH 105*3PY 1113
HE 111***1Lab 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 3PY Elective 300/400 3
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
BA 6053BA 6003
CJ 7053CJ 445*3
PY Elective 300/400 3Historical Elective 3
CJ Elective 300/400 Level3PY Elective 300/400 3
Graduate Business Elective3Open Undergraduate Elective/M.C.J.A.3
 15 15
Fifth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Graduate Business Elective3CJ 411 (/MCJA)3
Graduate Criminal Justice Electives 700+3CJ 7173
Graduate Criminal Justice Electives 700+3Graduate Business Elective3
Open Undergraduate Elective/M.C.J.A.3Graduate Criminal Justice Electives 700+3
Open Undergraduate Elective/M.C.J.A.3Open Undergraduate Elective/M.C.J.A.3
 15 15
Total Hours: 152

 A grade-point average of 3.0 must be achieved in order to enroll in graduate courses in the 7th semester.