Certificate - Criminal Justice

This certificate is designed to give those students who may not be interested in a career in law enforcement a better understanding how the justice system works including the basis of our legal system from both a law and procedural prospective.

Credits from this undergraduate certificate can be applied to a degree other than B.S. Criminal Justice degree at Husson University, enhance a degree in another discipline, or augment prior learning to provide for a change in career.

Programmatic Outcomes:

Students will demonstrate a knowledge of the four major areas of the criminal justice system: law enforcement, courts, corrections, and the juvenile justice system, and the history of those components.

Students will understand the importance of federal and state statutory law, case law, and constitutional law as it relates to the criminal justice field, and evaluate the application/representative nature of those laws with the appropriate socio-historic context of time.

CJ 101Intro to Justice & Pub Safety3
or PL 100 Intro to Legal Studies
CJ 225Criminal Procedure3
Choose three of the following:9
Criminal Law
Criminalistics
Constitutional Law
Interviewing and Interrogation
Investigations
Evidence
Total Hours15