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Criminology Specialized Studies

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Rahila Arshad
rarshad@fsu.edu
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The Specialized Studies in Criminology and Criminal Justice program offers non-traditional students, such as those currently working in the field of criminal justice, the flexibility to take coursework while balancing a busy schedule that can lead to completion of a bachelor's degree. Successful completion of the program will satisfy part of the requirement for the bachelor's degree in criminology and criminal justice* for those students interested in continuing beyond the program.

Accreditation

Regionally accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Method of Delivery

Internet

Time or Location Requirements

The specialized studies program in criminology and criminal justice is 100% online.

Time to Completion

Students must complete program within 5 years from start date.

Core Courses

These courses may not be offered every semester.

  • CCJ2020 Introduction to Criminal Justice (3)
    This course is designed to provide freshman and sophomore students with knowledge of terminology, classification systems, trends, and theories of criminal justice.
  • CCJ3011 Criminology (3)
    This course offers an examination of the field of criminology, including its theories, basic assumptions, and definitions.

Total Credit Hours

21

Application Procedures

  • Apply to FSU (either as a degree or non-degree seeking student)
  • Resume and personal statement

Program Requirements

Students must have a 2.0 minimum GPA from previous institutions attended. Students must also maintain an overall GPA of 2.0 in all courses applicable to the program including a C or better in the 2 required courses, CCJ2020 and CCJ3011.

Fees

The cost of this program is $315 per credit hour distance learning fee plus applicable fees for the Academic Year 2017-2018 as determined on the Student Business Services website. For further questions regarding tuition and fees, please contact the department.

Spring 2018 Course Offerings

  • CCJ3011 Criminology (3)
    This course offers an examination of the field of criminology, including its theories, basic assumptions, and definitions.
  • CCJ4687 Evaluation and Assessment of Victim Services (3)
    This course offers a comprehensive overview of current research in the field and evidence based practices as well as explores the gaps and areas of needed research in victim service program evaluation and assessment.
  • CCJ4700 Introduction to Research Methods in Criminology (3)
    This course covers basic methodological and statistical issues in criminology.
  • CCJ4938 Special Topics Course (3)
    This course content varies as instructors present different developments, problems, and controversies. May be repeated to a maximum of twelve semester hours. May be repeated within the same term.
  • CJL4038 Law, Society, and the Administration of Justice (3)
    This course examines how law shapes and is shaped by economic relations, morality, social solidarity, state institutions, political domination, democratic governance, and legal consciousness, and how low impacts and is influenced by race, gender, and class relations. The course explores how social groups use law and legal ideology to press their rights to remedy social inequalities and to what extent these groups are successful. Students become familiar with major theoretical traditions in law and society as well as sociological issues such as civil rights, the legislation of morality, and the administration of justice.

Fall 2017 Course Offerings

  • CCJ2020 Introduction to Criminal Justice (3)
    This course is designed to provide freshman and sophomore students with knowledge of terminology, classification systems, trends, and theories of criminal justice.
  • CCJ3011 Criminology (3)
    This course offers an examination of the field of criminology, including its theories, basic assumptions, and definitions.
  • CCJ4938 Special Topics Course (3)
    This course content varies as instructors present different developments, problems, and controversies. May be repeated to a maximum of twelve semester hours. May be repeated within the same term.
  • CJE3110 Law Enforcement (3)
    This course provides an advanced survey of law enforcement concentrating on the police, and places emphasis on functions (law enforcement, order maintenance, public service) and responsibilities (e.g., preservation of constitutional rights, community relations), including organizational and management aspects.
  • CJJ4010 Juvenile Justice (3)
    This course provides an examination of juvenile delinquency and juvenile justice, including legal and social history, definition and explanation of delinquency, and assessment of delinquency prevention and correctional programs, with emphasis on application of philosophical, legal, and procedural principles to problems and cases of juvenile justice. May require community service hours.


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