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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 2016-17 as determined on the Student Business Services website. For further questions regarding tuition and fees, please contact the department.

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 in Criminology (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.

Summer 2017 Course Offerings

  • CCJ4614 Criminal and Delinquent Behavior (3)
    This course is an examination of patterns of criminal and delinquent behaviors in the light of theories and classification concepts.
  • CCJ4662 Minorities, Crime, and Social Policy (3)
    This course examines the involvement of minorities, especially African-Americans, in crime and in the criminal justice system. Special attention is paid to the role of racism in theories of crime and in American law and to the treatment of minorities by the various components of the criminal justice system. May require community service hours.
    This course meets the University's multicultural course requirements.
  • CCJ4938 Special Topics in Criminology (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.
  • CJL3510 The Courts (3)
    This course examines the jurisdiction, policies, and procedures of courts in the administration of criminal justice.


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