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Criminal Justice

John Goldkamp, Chair
512 Gladfelter Hall
215-204-1671
john.goldcamp@temple.edu

Alan Harland, Undergraduate Chair
531 Gladfelter Hall
215-204-1506
alan.harland@temple.edu

Stephanie Hardy, Main Campus Advisor
215-204-7919

shardy01@temple.edu

Cheryl Irons-Guynn, Ambler Program Coordinator
267-468-8280

cheryl.irons@temple.edu

5th Floor Gladfelter Hall
215-204-7818
www.temple.edu/cj

The mission of the undergraduate program in Criminal Justice is to foster a comprehensive understanding of the nature of crime, criminals, and criminal law; the goals, organizations, occupations, and rules that make up the criminal justice system; and the methods of learning that are utilized by scholars of crime and criminal justice.  The Bachelor of Arts program enables students to learn how different academic disciplines approach the study of crime and criminal justice and to understand the kinds of questions and problems that shape developments in research, practice, and reform.

Requirements for the Major

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Criminal Justice 1001 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 IN
Criminal Justice 2401 Nature of Crime 3  
Criminal Justice 2501 Introduction to Criminal Law 3  
Criminal Justice 2601 Introduction to Criminal Justice Research 3  
Criminal Justice 2602 Criminal Justice Research and Analysis 3 QB
Criminal Justice 2696 Planned Change in Criminal Justice 3 WI
Criminal Justice   Senior Capstone Seminar* 3 WI
Criminal Justice electives Seven Upper-Level Criminal Justice Electives (2000-level or higher) 21  
         
Total credits required for the major in Criminal Justice 42  
         
     
The Department of Criminal Justice offers internship experience (CRM JUS 4077 and CRM JUS 4087). These courses are optional, with CRM JUS 4077 counting as an elective in the major, and the CRM JUS 4087 (3 credits for 10 hours/week, 6 credits for 20 hours/week, or 9 credits for 30 hours/week) counting as credits toward graduation (not as electives in the major).

*pending approval

All Temple students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses. The specific writing-intensive courses required for this major are listed above and are identified by "WI" in the RCI column.

Distinction in Major

Criminal Justice majors may graduate with distinction in the major if they have earned a GPA of 3.5 in the major and a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25.

Requirements of Minor

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Criminal Justice 1001 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 IN
Criminal Justice 2401 Nature of Crime 3  
Criminal Justice 2501 Introduction to Criminal Law 3  
Criminal Justice 2696 Planned Change in Criminal Justice 3 WI
Criminal Justice   Any three Criminal Justice courses above the 2000 level 9  
Criminal Justice   Any seminar (4000-level) course 3  
         
Total credits required for the minor in Criminal Justice 24  

Suggested Semester-by-Semester Plans

Please note that these are suggested academic plans. Depending on your situation, your academic plan may look different.

 

Requirements for New Freshman Students starting in the 2009-2010 Academic Year

Freshman Year – 1st Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
English 0802, 0812, or 0902 Analytical Reading & Writing 4 GW
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Quantitative Literacy 4 GQ
Foreign Language
1001 Foreign Language (first level) 4  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Human Behavior 3 GB
Subtotal      15  
   
Freshman Year – 2nd Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
IH 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 GY
Foreign Language
1002 Foreign Language (second level) 4  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Science & Technology I 3 GS
Criminal Justice 1001 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3  
Criminal Justice 2401 Nature of Crime 3  
Subtotal      16  
 
Sophomore Year – 1st Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Foreign Language/
GenEd
0800+
Foreign Language (third level) or
GenEd World Society course or
Internationally-Focused Course From Approved List
3
GG
IH 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Science & Technology II 3 GS
GenEd 08xx or 09xx U.S. Society 3 GU
Criminal Justice 2501 Introduction to Criminal Law 3  
Any 0800-4999 One Elective in Any School or College 2  
Subtotal      17  
 
Sophomore Year – 2nd Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Arts 3-4 GA
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Race & Diversity 3 GD
GenEd 08xx or 09xx World Society 3 GG
Criminal Justice 2601 Introduction to Criminal Justice Research 3  
Criminal Justice 2000+ One 2000+ Criminal Justice Course 3  
Subtotal      15-16  
 
Junior Year – 1st Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
CLA/CST 2000+ One 2000+ Humanities/CST Course 3  
Criminal Justice 2602 Criminal Justice Research and Analysis 3  
Criminal Justice 2000+ One 2000+ Criminal Justice Course 3  
Criminal Justice 2000+ One 2000+ Criminal Justice Course 3  
CLA/CST 0800-4999 Any CLA/CST Elective 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Junior Year – 2nd Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
CLA/CST 2000+ One 2000+ Humanities/CST Course 3  
Criminal Justice 2696 Planned Change 3 WI
Criminal Justice 2000+ One 2000+ Criminal Justice Course 3  
CLA/CST 0800-4999 Any CLA/CST Elective 3  
CLA/CST 0800-4999 Any CLA/CST Elective 3  
Subtotal      15  
 
Senior Year – 1st Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Criminal Justice 2000+ One 2000+ Criminal Justice Course 3  
Criminal Justice 2000+ One 2000+ Criminal Justice Course 3  
CLA/CST 0800-4999 Any CLA/CST Elective 3  
CLA/CST 0800-4999 Any CLA/CST Elective 3  
CLA/CST 0800-4999 Any CLA/CST Elective 3  
Subtotal      15  
 
Senior Year – 2nd Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Criminal Justice 2000+ One 2000+ Criminal Justice Course 3  
Criminal Justice   Senior Capstone Seminar* 3 WI
CLA/CST 0800-4999 Any CLA/CST Elective 3  
CLA/CST 0800-4999 Any CLA/CST Elective 3  
Any 0800-4999 One Elective in Any School or College 3  
Subtotal      15  
         
Degree Total   123  

*pending approval

 

Requirements for New Transfer Students starting in the 2009-2010 Academic Year

Freshman Year – 1st Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
English 0802, 0812, or 0902 Analytical Reading & Writing 4 CO/GW
Foreign Language
1001 Foreign Language (first level) 4  
Core 0800+ One Quantitative Reasoning A Course 3-4 QA/GQ
Core 0800+ Arts Course 3-4 AR/GA
Subtotal      14-16  
   
Freshman Year – 2nd Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
IH 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 IA/GY
Foreign Language
1002 Foreign Language (second level) 4  
Core 1000+ One Science & Technology A Course 3-4 SA
Core 0800+ American Culture Course 3 AC/GU
Criminal Justice 1001 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 IN
Subtotal      16-17  
 
Sophomore Year – 1st Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Foreign Language/
Core
0800+ Foreign Language (third level) or
International Studies course
3
IS/GG
IH 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 IB/GZ
Core 0800+ Science & Technology B Course 3-4 SB/GS
Criminal Justice 2401 Nature of Crime 3  
Criminal Justice 2501 Introduction to Criminal Law 3  
Subtotal      15-16  
 
Sophomore Year – 2nd Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Core 0800+ International Studies Course 3 IS/GG
Core 0800+ Studies in Race Course 3 RS/GD
Criminal Justice 2000+ One 2000+ Criminal Justice Course 3  
Criminal Justice 2601 Introduction to Criminal Justice Research 3  
CLA/CST 0800-4999 Any CLA/CST Elective 3  
Any 0800-4999 One Elective in Any School or College 2  
Subtotal      17  
 
Junior Year – 1st Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
CLA/CST 2000+ One 2000+ Humanities/CST Course 3  
Criminal Justice 2602 Criminal Justice Research and Analysis 3 QB
Criminal Justice 2696 Planned Change 3 WI
Criminal Justice 2000+ One 2000+ Criminal Justice Course 3  
CLA/CST 0800-4999 Any CLA/CST Elective 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Junior Year – 2nd Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
CLA/CST 2000+ One 2000+ Humanities/CST Course 3  
Criminal Justice 2000+ One 2000+ Criminal Justice Course 3  
Criminal Justice 2000+ One 2000+ Criminal Justice Course 3  
Core 1000-4999 One Writing Intensive Course 3 WI
CLA/CST 0800-4999 Any CLA/CST Elective 3  
Any 0800-4999 One Elective in Any School or College 1-3  
Subtotal      16-18  
 
Senior Year – 1st Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Criminal Justice 2000+ One 2000+ Criminal Justice Course 3  
Criminal Justice 2000+ One 2000+ Criminal Justice Course 3  
CLA/CST 0800-4999 Any CLA/CST Elective 3  
CLA/CST 0800-4999 Any CLA/CST Elective 3  
CLA/CST 0800-4999 Any CLA/CST Elective 3  
Subtotal      15  
 
Senior Year – 2nd Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Criminal Justice 2000+ One 2000+ Criminal Justice Course 3  
Criminal Justice   Senior Capstone Seminar* 3 WI
CLA/CST 0800-4999 Any CLA/CST Elective 3  
CLA/CST 0800-4999 Any CLA/CST Elective 3  
Any 0800-4999 One Elective in Any School or College 3  
Subtotal      15  
         
Degree Total   123  

* pending approval

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