Option Area Courses

Criminal Justice

In addition to your core curriculum, you will choose 12 hours of course work from the options below.

Work with your advisor and review the projected course offerings when scheduling your classes each semester.

  • CRM 701 Criminal Justice Policy

    Prerequisite: admission to the MS in Criminology and Criminal Justice or Master of Professional Studies program with the Criminal Justice option.

    This course takes a critical look at the construction, implementation, evaluation, and justification of a wide range of criminal justice policies and programs. Significant attention is given to methodological processes in determining policy and program effectiveness.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • CRM 740 Foundations of Homeland Defense and Security

    This course provides an overview of homeland security and defense undertaken in the United States since September 11, 2001. The course provides students with the generally accepted knowledge required of homeland security professionals.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • CRM 750 Law Enforcement and Community

    This course addresses concerns and issues facing law enforcement agencies within a community context. Administrative implications of these subjects will also be addressed.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • CRM 770 Correctional Theory and Practice

    This course examines social control responses to lawbreakers including the exploration of classical and contemporary theories and philosophies that have guided American correctional policy, both institutional and community based. Management implications related to policy are addressed.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings