Criminal Justice

The field of criminal justice involves the three components of the criminal justice system: police, courts and corrections. The academic discipline also includes study of the juvenile justice system and the extent and causes of crime among adults and juveniles. Criminal Justice is an exciting and interesting discipline that can lead to attractive and worthwhile careers.


First Semester    
CRJU 101 Intrduction to Criminal Justice* 3
CRJU 204 Juvenile Justice* 3
ENGL 101 English Composition I 3
ATEC 115 Fundamentals Of Business Computer Apps 3
MATH 113 Mathematical Reasoning 3
  Semester Total 15
Second Semester    
CRUJ 230 Criminology* 3
CRJU 223 Police and Society* 3
CRJU 201 Introduction to Forensic Science* 3
CRJU 224 Punishment and Corrections* 3
ENGL 102
BUSN 230
English Composition II OR
Business Communications and Ethics
  Semester Total 15
Third Semester    
CRJU 202 Crime Scene Investigation* 3
CRJU 207 Criminal Law* 3
CRJU 211 Drugs and Society* 3
CRJU 213 Race and Gender in CJ* 3
SOCI 101
General Psychology OR
  Semester Total 15
Fourth Semester    
HUMN 101 Introduction to Humanities 3
ELEC Natural Science Elective 3
CRJU 203 Analysis of Biological Evidence* 3
COMM 100 Oral Communications 3
CRJU 262 Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice* 3
  Semester Total 15
*Denotes courses offered only at the South Charleston, WV campus.





Deborah McDaniel, MA
Program Coordinator
Criminal Justice
2001 Union Carbide Drive
South Charleston, WV 25303
Phone: 304.205.6608