December 17, 2015 James Revillini

Criminal Justice

Enables graduates to effectively and efficiently perform the duties of entry-level Criminal Justice personnel. The program is designed to instill students with a love of learning, a sensitivity to civic responsibility and community service, and an appreciation for human rights and a multicultural society. This program may be taken completely online.

Program Coordinator: Jessica Waterhouse, 860.773.1646

First Semester
Course #TitleCredits
CSS-101 First Year Experience 3
CJS*101 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
ENG*101 Composition (a) 3
SOC*101 Principles of Sociology (a) 3
Select one of the following courses:
HIS*201 U.S. History I (a) or  
POL*111 American Government (a) 3
Second Semester
CJS*102 Introduction to Corrections 3
PSY*111 General Psychology I (a) 3
  Directed Elective (b) 3
  Fine Arts Elective 3
(ART*, COM*154, COM*167, DGA*, GRA*, NMC*,MUS*, THR*)
Select one of the following courses:
COM*172 Interpersonal Communication (a) or  
COM*173 Public Speaking (a) or  
ENG*103 Composition II (a) 3
Third Semester
CJS*213 Evidence and Criminal Procedures (a) 3
SOC*241 Juvenile Delinquency (a) 3
  Directed Elective (b) 3
  Mathematics Elective (a) (from MAT*135 or above) 3-4
  Social Science Elective (from ANT*, ECN*, GEO*, POL*, PSY*, SOC*) 3
Fourth Semester
CJS*211 Criminal Law I (a) 3
CJS*290 Practicum in Criminal Justice (a) 3
CJS*294 Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice (a) 3
SOC*240 Criminology (a) 3
  Directed Elective (b) 3
  Science Elective (c) (from AST*, BIO*, CHE*, EAS*, EVS*, MET*, OCE*, PHY*) 3-4

(a) Prerequisite and/or co-requisite required.
(b) To be selected in consultation with faculty advisor based on student’s program of study.
(c) Students intending to transfer to a four-year program should take a 4-credit lab science.
NOTES: 1.) Students interested in pursuing a concentration in Law Enforcement may do so by taking Police & the Community
(CJS*120), Criminal Justice Supervision & Administration (CJS*151) and Police Organization & Administration
(CJS*250) as electives. Courses may not be offered every semester.
2.) Graduates of The Police Training Academy may be awarded three credits in Police & the Community (CJS*120)
and three credits in Criminal Law I (CJS*211). Students seeking award of such credits should contact the Criminal
Justice Program Coordinator.

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