College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Progression Plans are for planning purposes
only; see the catalog for official details.

Criminology and Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Science

4YR Progression Plan-Classic

Campus Availability

  • Flagstaff
  • Online
  • Tucson
  • Tucson North

Year 1

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. CCJ101 Intro To Crime And Justice 3
Description: Introduces the branches of the U.S. justice system and the policies, processes, controversies, and challenges facing the justice system in the global world. Letter grade only.
Requirement Designation: Social and Political Worlds
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
MAT114 Quantitative Reasoning 3
Description: Contemporary quantitative methods, especially descriptive statistics, elementary probability, examples of statistical inference, linear and exponential models of growth and decay, and applicable discrete models. Fulfills liberal studies foundation requirement. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (MAT 100 with a grade of P taken Fall 2013 or later) or (MAT 102X with a grade of C or better) or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 35+; MATHC 30+; PLACE 43+) or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
-Option B-
ENG105 Critical Read/Writng In Univ 4
Description: Writing skills for completing university coursework. Fulfills the liberal studies requirement for English composition. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ((English Placement Test Results (ACT 17+; Accuplacer WR 4-7; IELTS 6+; PLACE 30+; SATI 340+, TOEFL PB 525+/CB 193+/IB 70+)) or (Test Results (ACT < 7; AccuplacerWR < 4; PLACE 10; SATI < 340) and Corequisite: ENG 107))
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
3. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. MAJORELECTIVE Major Elective 3 MAJORELECTIVE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Select any CCJ course that is not listed as a required course
2. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
MAT114 Quantitative Reasoning 3
Description: Contemporary quantitative methods, especially descriptive statistics, elementary probability, examples of statistical inference, linear and exponential models of growth and decay, and applicable discrete models. Fulfills liberal studies foundation requirement. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (MAT 100 with a grade of P taken Fall 2013 or later) or (MAT 102X with a grade of C or better) or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 35+; MATHC 30+; PLACE 43+) or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
-Option B-
ENG105 Critical Read/Writng In Univ 4
Description: Writing skills for completing university coursework. Fulfills the liberal studies requirement for English composition. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ((English Placement Test Results (ACT 17+; Accuplacer WR 4-7; IELTS 6+; PLACE 30+; SATI 340+, TOEFL PB 525+/CB 193+/IB 70+)) or (Test Results (ACT < 7; AccuplacerWR < 4; PLACE 10; SATI < 340) and Corequisite: ENG 107))
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
3. LIBSTLAB Liberal Studies (LAB) Course 4
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 2

Year 2

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. CCJ250 Criminology 3
Description: Theoretical explanations of the nature and patterns of crime and justice, the development of criminological theory; and analysis of crime control, social control, and social policy implications. Letter grade only.
Requirement Designation: Social and Political Worlds
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Winter 2014
2. MINORCOURSE Minor Course 3 MINORCOURSE Notes
Notes: See Catalog or Advisor
3. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. MAJORELECTIVE Major Elective 3 MAJORELECTIVE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Select any CCJ course that is not listed as a required course
2. MAJORELECTIVE Major Elective 3 MAJORELECTIVE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Select any CCJ course that is not listed as a required course
3. MINORCOURSE Minor Course 3 MINORCOURSE Notes
Notes: See Catalog or Advisor
4. LIBSTSAS Liberal Studies (SAS) Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3

Year 3

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. CCJ345W Investigating Difference 3 CCJ345W Notes
Description: Explores the development and effects of categories of difference and inequality on patterns of crime and victimization, and the meaning and practice of justice. This course fulfills NAU's junior-level writing requirement. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: [CCJ 101 and CCJ 250 and 9 hours of CCJ-Criminology & Criminal Justice coursework and (ENG 105 or HON 190 or English Placement Test Results (PLACE 60+))] or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Junior Writing Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Notes: Junior Level Writing requirement May not be substituted by any other JLW course
Prerequisite of CCJ 101, CCJ 250 and 9 units completed CCJ courses
2. MAJORELECTIVE Major Elective 3 MAJORELECTIVE Notes
Notes: See Catalog or Advisor
3. MINORCOURSE Minor Course 3
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. CCJ355 Research Mthds In Crim Justice 3 CCJ355 Notes
Description: Explores ways of knowing, quantitative and qualitative research strategies, and interpretation of research related to the study of crime and criminal justice. Cross-listed with PAS 355. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: (CCJ 101, CCJ 250, and Mathematics Foundation requirement) or International Exchange Student Group
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Notes: Prerequisite of CCJ 101, CCJ 250 and Math Foundation
2. MAJORELECTIVE Major Elective 3 MAJORELECTIVE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Select any CCJ course that is not listed as a required course
3. MINORCOURSE Minor Course 3
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3

Year 4

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. MAJORELECTIVE Major Elective 3 MAJORELECTIVE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Select any CCJ course that is not listed as a required course
2. MAJORELECTIVE Major Elective 3 MAJORELECTIVE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Select any CCJ course that is not listed as a required course
3. MINORCOURSE Minor Course 3 MINORCOURSE Notes
Notes: See Catalog or Advisor
4. MINORCOURSE Minor Course 3 MINORCOURSE Notes
Notes: See Catalog or Advisor
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
CCJ450C Dilemmas In Justice 3 CCJ450C Notes
Description: Examines value dilemmas encountered by criminal justice practitioners: discretion, deception, deadly force, punishment, and social justice. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: (CCJ 345W and Senior Status) or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Senior Capstone
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Notes: Senior Capstone may not be substituted with any other discipline's capstone
Prerequisite CCJ 345W and Senior Status
-Option B-
CCJ475C Global Justice 3 CCJ475C Notes
Description: Examines the causes and consequences of transnational crime, analyzes modern global crime control techniques and institutions, and explores existing and developing strategies to achieve global justice. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: (CCJ 345W and Senior Status) or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Senior Capstone
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Notes: Senior Capstone may not be substituted with any other discipline's capstone
Prerequisite CCJ 345W and Senior Status
-Option C-
CCJ480C Contemp Issues In Crim Justice 3 CCJ480C Notes
Description: Examines current issues in crime and criminal justice. Letter grade only. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units, as topics change.
Prerequisite: (CCJ 345W and Senior Status) or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Senior Capstone
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Notes: Senior Capstone may not be substituted with any other discipline's capstone
Prerequisite CCJ 345W and Senior Status
2. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
-Option B-
MINORCOURSE Minor Course 3 MINORCOURSE Notes
Notes: See Catalog or Advisor
3. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
-Option B-
MINORCOURSE Minor Course 3 MINORCOURSE Notes
Notes: See Catalog or Advisor
4. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3

University Requirements Specified by Major

University requirements includes 35 units of liberal studies and 6 units of diversity coursework. The courses listed below are required for the major, but may also be used to satisfy liberal studies and/or diversity. Know that if a course is used to satisfy more than one requirement it is only counted once in the cumulative totals. The sections that are blank can be satisfied with any course from the approved list of liberal studies or diversity.
Foundation Requirements:English (FNRQ:ENG) (4 units) ENG 105 (4)
Foundation Requirements:Math (FNRQ:MAT) (3 units) MAT 114 (3)
Aesthetic and Humanistic Inquiry (AHI) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Social and Political Worlds (SPW) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Cultural Understanding (CU) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Science/Applied Science (SAS/LAB) (7 units) Student Choice (7)
Liberal Studies Elective (3 units) Student Choice (3)
Diversity:U.S. Ethnic (DIV:ETHN) (3 units) Student Choice (3)
Diversity:Global (DIV:GLBL) (3 units) Student Choice (3)

Program Information

PROGRAM INFORMATION

NAU's program in criminology and criminal justice is designed to provide you with a social science education concerning the nature of crime and the purpose, operations, and consequences of the various components of the justice system in both the United States and other nations.

If you are interested in pursuing a career in one of the three major areas of the criminal justice system (the courts, corrections, or law enforcement) or if you wish to pursue further education in law school or graduate school, the B.S. in criminal justice will provide you with the knowledge and analytical skills to do so.

Whether you major in criminal justice or in some other field, our department can also contribute to your ability to make informed judgments about crime and justice issues through our liberal studies offerings.

You may use individualized coursework (up to 6 units) toward your criminology and criminal justice degree with the following conditions.  You must consult with your criminology and criminal justice advisor before choosing individualized courses. You must use only individualized coursework with a CCJ prefix. Any such coursework counts toward the 6 unit maximum for individualized coursework. If you take more than 6 units of individualized coursework the additional units will count as general elective credit.
 
You may design a track in criminology and criminal justice coursework specific to your career goals. Please see the major work sheet for suggested tracks. It is strongly recommended that you speak to an academic advisor early in your academic career if you wish to design a track.

You must have a “C” or better in all criminology and criminal justice courses used to complete the major requirements. You may apply up to 15 units of criminology and criminal justice or related coursework taken at other institutions toward your Criminology and Criminal Justice degree at NAU.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Social and Behavioral Sciences Building (Bldg. 65) Room 313
PHONE: 928-523-9519 FAX: 928-523-6777 
WEB page http://criminaljustice.nau.edu/page/home
Department Chair: Dr. Cyndi Banks
Phone: 523-6522  
EMAIL: mailto:Cyndi.banks@nau.edu

Office of Academic Services and Advising
Social and Behavioral Sciences West Building (Bldg. 70) Room 114
PHONE: 928-523-6540 FAX: 928-523-7185 
WEB page http://www.nau.edu/sbs/advising
EMAIL: sbs.advisor@nau.edu

General Information

Progression Plans are intended to provide a general road map related to the sequencing of courses. 

For a full description of degree requirements, review the Academic Catalog.  To determine what requirements you may have already met through transfer credits, AP/IB courses, or test credits review your Academic Requirements, advisement report.

Some courses may have prerequisites and/or require appropriate placement scores in Mathematics and English.  If you do not have the appropriate placement or prerequisite courses, you may have to take more courses than are presented on the Progression Plan. 

Not all classes are offered every term so use caution when changing the sequencing of courses.

For further clarification, refer to the catalog (link provided at the top of this page) or speak with an academic advisor.