Criminal Justice and Psychology, BS

This combined major educates students in criminal justice and psychology and the interface between the two disciplines. The scope and sequence of psychology courses provide students with a foundation in the interdisciplinary science of psychology, including the biological and psychosocial bases of behavior, learning, personality, and cognition. Criminal justice courses provide a foundation for understanding individual and systemic aspects of criminology and criminal justice. Students completing this program should be able to understand the relationships between the fields, as they relate to understanding and addressing criminal behavior.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified and complete any additional courses needed beyond specific college and major requirements to satisfy graduation credit requirements.

University-Wide Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the University-Wide Requirements.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Experiential Liberal Arts

All undergraduate students in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities are required to complete the Experiential Liberal Arts Requirement.

Criminal Justice Requirements

Criminal Justice Core Requirements
CRIM 1100Introduction to Criminal Justice4
CRIM 2100Criminal Due Process4
CRIM 2200Criminology4
CRIM 3600Criminal Justice Research Methods4
Thematic Elective
Complete one of the following:4
The Death Penalty
Human Trafficking
Corruption, Integrity, and Accountability
Crime, Media, and Politics
Survey Elective
Complete one of the following:4
Criminal Violence
Global Criminology
Organized Crime
Criminal Law
Youth Crime and Justice
Punishment in the Age of Mass Incarceration
Corporate Security: Securing the Private Sector
Policing a Democratic Society
System-Wide Elective
Complete one of the following:4
Gender, Crime, and Justice
Race, Crime, and Justice
Crime Prevention
Computer Science
CS 1100Computer Science and Its Applications4
Complete one of the following:4
Mathematical Thinking
Calculus for Business and Economics
Calculus 1
Complete three courses in the following range:8
CRIM 4000 to CRIM 5999

Psychology Requirements

Introductory Course
PSYC 1101Foundations of Psychology4
PSYC 2320Statistics in Psychological Research4
Personality/Social Bases of Behavior
Complete two of the following:8
Social Psychology
Developmental Psychology
Abnormal Psychology
Biological/Cognitive Bases of Behavior
Complete two of the following:8
Learning and Motivation
Learning Principles and Behavior Analysis
Sensation and Perception
Biological Psychology
Psychology of Language
Research Experience
Complete one of the following:4
Directed Study Research
Laboratory in Research Design
Laboratory in Biological Psychology
Laboratory in Psycholinguistics
Laboratory in Cognition
Laboratory in Social Psychology
Laboratory in Personality
Laboratory in Sensation and Perception
Laboratory in Affective Science
Laboratory in Life-Span Emotional Development
Psychology Seminar
Complete one of the following:4
Seminar in Clinical Case Study
Seminar in Behavioral Modification
Seminar in Biological Psychology
Seminar in Psycholinguistics
Seminar in Cognition
Seminar in Personality
Seminar in Social Psychology
Seminar in Clinical Psychology
Seminar in Sensation and Perception
Seminar in Cognitive Neuroscience
Seminar in Developmental Psychology
Seminar in Social and Affective Neuroscience
Complete two PSYC courses.8

Integrative Requirement

CRIM 3040Psychology of Crime4
or CRIM 4710 Law and Psychology

Criminal Justice and Psychology Combined-Major Credit Requirement

Complete 84 semester hours in the major.

Program Requirement

128 total semester hours required