Apr 03, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Criminal Justice, Forensic Investigation Emphasis, B.A. or B.S.


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Criminal Justice


The Criminal Justice Program is designed to prepare students for careers in law, law enforcement, corrections, and social science research. Conceived with the idea that criminal justice professionals will benefit from a strong liberal arts education, the program stresses theory and policy analysis combined with professional experience. A Ferrum College criminal justice graduate will have strong oral and written communication skills as well as the ability to think critically and solve problems while recognizing the importance of high ethical standards.

Experiential Component (Complete 1 of the Following Courses:)


Liberal Arts Requirements (6 Credit Hours)


Program Specific Requirements (6 Credit Hours)


B.A. Additional Degree Requirements (6 Credit Hours)


Six hours of foreign language at the 200 level or higher. 

Forensic Investigation Emphasis


The forensic investigation emphasis helps prepare students with the knowledge, skills, and ethical principles necessary to process and report on physical evidence at a crime scene or in connection with a civil investigation. The program is designed to help students understand both the theory and practice of the forensic disciplines and of police work. Based on national guidelines, the curriculum provides a basic foundation in investigative, scientific, and laboratory-based forensics and introduces students to the various disciplines that make up the forensic collaborative work-group. Students may pursue further education or employment in the field.

Required Emphasis Courses (24 Credit Hours)


Elective Courses (Choose 6 Courses)


Pick any six courses from the following (no more than 3 courses from CJU)

Total Credit Hours Required in Major: 57


Total Credit Hours Required in Degree: 121


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