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M.S. in Criminal Justice (Effective Fall 2013)

36 Units

I. Required Courses (all Seven of the following courses totaling 21 units)
Course Number Course Name Prerequisites Former CRIM Course Equivalent
CRJU 501 Proseminar and Professional Writing in Criminology and Criminal Justice Restricted to Criminal Justice and Emergency Management masters students; all other students must have consent from Graduate Advisor. None; new course
CRJU 504

Advanced Criminological Theory (3)

Restricted to Criminal Justice and Emergency Management masters students who have taken CRJU 304 or an equivalent undergraduate-level course in criminological theory; all other students must have consent from Graduate Advisor.

CRIM 581

CRJU 520

Advanced Criminal Justice Research Methods (3)

CRJU 320 and 325 or equivalent undergraduate-level social scientific research methods and statistics courses. Restricted to Criminal Justice and Emergency Management masters students; all other students must have consent from Graduate Advisor.

CRIM 583

CRJU 525

Advanced Criminal Justice Statistics (3)

CRJU 320 and 325 or equivalent undergraduate-level social scientific research methods and statistics courses. Restricted to Criminal Justice and Emergency Management masters students; all other students must have consent from Graduate Advisor.

CRIM 582

CRJU 530

Criminal Justice Ethics, Values, and Diversity (3)

Restricted to Criminal Justice and Emergency Management masters students; all other students must have consent from Graduate Advisor.

CRIM 512

CRJU 535

Criminal Justice Policy (3)

Advancement to candidacy as a Criminal Justice master's degree student; all other students must have consent from Graduate Advisor.

None; new course

CRJU 555 Law and Social Control (3) CRJU 340/540 and 350/550 or equivalent undergraduate-level courses in substantive criminal law and constitutional criminal procedure. Restricted to Criminal Justice and Emergency Management masters students; all other students must have consent from Graduate Advisor. None; new course
II. Options (one of the following two options totaling 15 units)

Option

Course Number Course Name Prerequisites Former CRIM Course Equivalent

Thesis Option

3 courses
(9 units)

and

2 thesis-courses
(6 units)

CRJU 400-Level
or 600-Level

Elective
(see options below in Sections III and IV)

Varies; see below

Varies

CRJU 400-Level
or 600-Level
Elective
(see options below in Sections III and IV)
Varies; see below Varies
CRJU 600-Level Elective
(see options below in Section IV)
Varies; see below Varies
CRJU 600-Level Elective
(see options below in Section IV)
Varies; see below Varies
CRJU 694 Thesis I Advancement to Candidacy CRIM 695
CRJU 698 Thesis II Advancement to Candidacy CRIM 698
Comprehensive
Examination
Option

5 courses
(15 units)

and

Comprehensive
Examination

CRJU 400-Level
or 600-Level
Elective
(see options below in Sections III and IV)
Varies; see below Varies
CRJU 400-Level
or 600-Level
Elective
(see options below in Sections III and IV)
Varies; see below Varies
CRJU 600-Level Elective
(see options below in Section IV)
Varies; see below Varies
CRJU 600-Level Elective
(see options below in Section IV)
Varies; see below Varies
CRJU 600-Level Elective
(see options below in Section IV)
Varies; see below Varies
CRJU 600-Level Elective
(It is strongly recommended that students take CRJU 697 to prepare for the comprehensive examination)
Varies; see below Varies
CRJU EXAM Master's Comprehensive Examination Advancement to Candidacy and Completion of a minimum of 27 units

None; New Option

Note: Students enrolled in the full-time, on-campus program may opt to write a thesis or take the comprehensive examination. Given the nature of the off-campus, accelerated master's program offered through the College of Continuing and Professional Education, students in that program complete their master's degrees by passing the comprehensive examination.

III. 400-Level Criminal Justice Elective Courses
Note: Graduate students may take a maximum of two such courses (Totaling 6 units)
Course Number Course Name Prerequisites Former CRIM Course Equivalent
CRJU 401

Victimology (3)

Restricted to Criminal Justice masters students; all other students must have consent from Graduate Advisor.

CRIM 373

CRJU 402

Crime and Inequality (3)

Restricted to Criminal Justice masters students; all other students must have consent from Graduate Advisor.

None;
New Course

CRJU 403

Comparative Criminal Justice
and Transnational Crime (3)

Restricted to Criminal Justice masters students; all other students must have consent from Graduate Advisor.

CRIM 484

CRJU 406

Delinquency and the Juvenile Justice System (3)

Restricted to Criminal Justice masters students; all other students must have consent from Graduate Advisor.

CRIM 487

CRJU 407 White Collar Crime (3) Restricted to Criminal Justice masters students; all other students must have consent from Graduate Advisor. None;
New Course
CRJU 410

Police Administration (3)

Restricted to Criminal Justice masters students; all other students must have consent from Graduate Advisor.

CRIM 325

CRJU 412

Criminal Investigation (3)

Restricted to Criminal Justice masters students; all other students must have consent from Graduate Advisor.

CRIM 361

CRJU 420

Legal Aspects of Corrections (3)

Restricted to Criminal Justice masters students; all other students must have consent from Graduate Advisor.

CRIM 356

CRJU 421

Probation, Parole, and Community Corrections (3)

Restricted to Criminal Justice masters students; all other students must have consent from Graduate Advisor.

CRIM 470

CRJU 423

Correctional Environments (3)

Restricted to Criminal Justice masters students; all other students must have consent from Graduate Advisor.

CRIM 369

CRJU 450

Criminal Justice Response to Domestic Violence (3)

Restricted to Criminal Justice masters students; all other students must have consent from Graduate Advisor.

CRIM 492

CRJU 460

Substance Abuse and the Criminal Justice System (3)

Restricted to Criminal Justice masters students; all other students must have consent from Graduate Advisor.

CRIM 339

IV. 600-Level Criminal Justice Elective Courses

Course Number

Course Name Prerequisites Former CRIM Course Equivalent
CRJU 604

Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Criminal Justice (3)

Restricted to Criminal Justice masters students; all other students must have consent from Graduate Advisor.

None;
New Course

CRJU 605 Crime Analysis (4) Restricted to Criminal Justice masters students; all other students must have consent from Graduate Advisor. None;
New Course
CRJU 608 Serial Killers & Psychopaths: The Psychology of the Criminal Mind Restricted to Criminal Justice masters students; all other students must have consent from Graduate Advisor. None;
New Course
CRJU 621

Administration and Management of
Criminal Justice Organizations (3)

Restricted to Criminal Justice masters students; all other students must have consent from Graduate Advisor.

CRIM 621

CRJU 631

Legal Issues in Criminal Justice (3)

Restricted to Criminal Justice and Emergency Management masters students; all other students must have consent from Graduate Advisor.

CRIM 551

CRJU 640

Criminalistics: Forensic Science and the Crime Laboratory (3)

Restricted to Criminal Justice masters students; all other students must have consent from Graduate Advisor.

CRIM 562

CRJU 641

Investigating High-Tech Crimes (3)

Restricted to Criminal Justice masters students; all other students must have consent from Graduate Advisor.

CRIM 563

CRJU 642

Forensic Psychology and the Criminal Justice System (3)

Restricted to Criminal Justice masters students; all other students must have consent from Graduate Advisor.

None;
New Course

CRJU 643

Forensic Pathology: The Medico-Legal Investigation of Death (3)

Restricted to Criminal Justice masters students; all other students must have consent from Graduate Advisor.

None;
New Course

CRJU 661 Sex, Sexuality, Crime, and Punishment (3) Restricted to Criminal Justice masters students; all other students must have consent from Graduate Advisor. None;
New Course
CRJU 670 Qualitative Approaches to Criminal Justice Research Restricted to Criminal Justice masters students; all other students must have consent from Graduate Advisor. None;
New Course
CRJU 690

Advanced, Specialized Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice (3)

Restricted to Criminal Justice masters students; all other students must have consent from Graduate Advisor.

CRIM 599

CRJU 691

Instructional Strategies for Criminal Justice Professionals (3)

Restricted to Criminal Justice masters students; all other students must have consent from Graduate Advisor.

None;
New Course

CRJU 695

Directed Readings/Independent Study (3)

Restricted to Criminal Justice masters students; all other students must have consent from Graduate Advisor.

CRIM 590

CRJU 697

Directed Research (3)

Restricted to Criminal Justice masters students; all other students must have consent from Graduate Advisor.

None;
New Course