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2020-2021 Rivier Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Rivier Academic Catalog

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice


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Major Requirements (42 credits)


General Education Requirements (42-45 credits)


Associated with General Core


Who is My Neighbor?  Students explore this question in their second and third years.(6 credits)

  • HUM200 Literature, Art, and the Human Credits: 3
    Students take one -200 level interdisciplinary course that addresses a basic human question from the perspectives of the literary, visual, and musical arts.
  • HIS203 Interactions: The West in the World I Credits: 3 or
  • HIS204 Interactions: The West in the World II Credits: 3

How Shall We Live? Students explore this question in their junior and senior years. (6 credits)

  • Religion: Faith, Religion, and Social Justice Credits: 3
    Students take one Religion course developed with this theme at its center.
  • Philosophy: Ethics, Values, and Moral Choices Credits: 3
    Students take one Philosophy course developed with this theme at its center.

What, then, Shall We Do?  Students explore this question in their junior or senior year. (3 credits)

  • Capstone: Justice and Global Responsibility Credits: 3
    Students take one of a number of offerings under Justice and Global Responsibility. This seminar serves as the culmination of the Common Core. Informed by problem-solving pedagogy, this seminar enhances the student’s connection with the Catholic vision of the University by focusing on justice and global responsibility.

Area Distribution Courses: The Core Complement
Humanities and Social Sciences (6 credits)

  • One course from: English, History, Modern Language, Philosophy, Religious Studies Credits: 3
  • One course from: Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology Credits: 3

Mathematics and Natural Sciences (6 credits)

  • One course in Mathematics:  MA112 College Algebra or above Credits: 3
  • One course from: Computer Science, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, or Physical Science Credits: 3-4

Culture through Language (6 credits)
Students must demonstrate university-level introductory competency in a language other than English.

General Electives (33-36 credits)


Degree Requirements (120 credits)


SAMPLE DEGREE PLAN


Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Science (Day)

Year 1 - Fall

Year 1 - Spring

ENG115

FYS: Exposition & Arguments

3 cr

REL115

FYS:God & Created Order

3 cr

CJ160

Intro to Criminal Justice     

3 cr

CJ240

Policing 

3 cr

HIS102

US History II

3 cr

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General Elective

3 cr

MA112

College Algebra or above

3 cr

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Modern Language

3 cr

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Modern Language

3 cr

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Social Science Elective

3 cr

LNS108

WC: Student Success I

1 cr

LNS109

WC: Student Success II

1 cr

 

 

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16

Year 2 - Fall

Year 2 - Spring

CJ200

Research Methods & Writing

3 cr

CJ220

Criminal Law & Procedure

3 cr

CJ270

Intro to Victimology

3 cr

PSY230

Forensic Psychology

3 cr

BIO112

Stewards of the Living World

3 cr

SOC203

Criminology

3 cr

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General Elective

3 cr

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General Elective

3 cr

HIS203/204

West in the World I or II

3 cr

HUM200

Literature, Art & Human

3 cr

SL100

SL: Serving the World

1 cr

 

 

 

 

 

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15

Year 3 - Fall

Year 3 - Spring

CJ330

Corrections/Comm. Superv

3 cr

CJ326

Juvenile Justice

3 cr

POL252

Fed, State, Local Government

3 cr

JYS___

Junior Year Seminar

3 cr

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General Elective

3 cr

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General Elective

3 cr

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General Elective

3 cr

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General Elective

3 cr

REL___

Religion Elective

3 cr

PHI___

Philosophy Elective

3 cr

 

 

15

 

 

15

Year 4 - Fall

Year 4 - Spring

CJ400

Professional Ethics

3 cr

CJ395

Internship

3 cr

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General Elective

3 cr

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General Elective

3 cr

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General Elective

3 cr

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General Elective

3 cr

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General Elective

3 cr

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General Elective

3 cr

HIS401

Constitutional History of US

3 cr

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Natural Science Elective

3 cr

 

 

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