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Criminal Justice

The criminal justice program at Marian University helps provide students with an understanding of the nature of crime, institutions and processes that are in place to assist in preventing or responding to crime. Students cover both theory and practice of the criminal justice system and are suitable for incumbent practitioners in the field who seek to advance their career by earning a bachelor's degree.


Liberal arts core

45 credits:

ENG 230 Professional Composition and Research Writing, 3 cr.

ART xxx Art elective, 3 cr.

MUS xxx Music elective, 3 cr.

ENG xxx Literature elective, 3 cr.

BIO xxx Biological, ecological or environmental science elective, 3 cr.

PHS xxx Physical science, chemistry, meteorology, or physics elective, 3 cr.

MAT xxx Mathematics elective, 3 cr.

SOC xxx Sociology elective, 3 cr.

PSY xxx General Psychology or Human Development, 3 cr.

HIS 114 World History since 1900, 3 cr.

HIS 2xx History elective, 3 cr.

THE 101 Introduction to Christian Theology, 3 cr.

THE 2xx Theology elective, 3 cr.

PHI 130 Philosophy and Values, 3 cr.

PHI 2xx Philosophy elective, 3 cr.

Criminal justice core

36 credits:

CRJ 101 Introduction to the Criminal Justice System, 3 cr.

CRJ 102 Constitutional Law, 3 cr.

CRJ 201 Criminal Law, 3 cr.

CRJ 203 Juvenile Law, 3 cr.

CRJ 212 Correctional Institutions, 3 cr.

CRJ 220 Critical Issues in Criminal Justice, 3 cr.

CRJ 301 Criminal Investigation, 3 cr.

CRJ 303 Law Enforcement Administration, 3 cr.

CRJ 305 Community-Based Corrections (Probation/Parole), 3 cr.

CRJ/HOS 310 Criminology, 3 cr.

CRJ/HOS 312 Crisis Intervention and Management, 3 cr.

CRJ 400 Criminal Justice Seminar, 3 cr.

15 credits from the following:

CRJ 306 Understanding Gang Formation and Behavior, 3 cr.

CRJ 307 Crimes Against Children, 3 cr.

CRJ 308 Professional and Crisis Communication, 3 cr.

CRJ 330 Crime Prevention and Community Safety, 3 cr.

CRJ/HOS 350 Principles of Professional Practice Topics, 3 cr.

CRJ 403 Traffic/Patrol Procedures, 3 cr.

CRJ 404 Criminal Justice - Special Topics, 1-3 cr.

CRJ 409 HAZMAT/EMS for Police Officers, 3 cr.

CRJ/HOS 420 Race, Gender, and Ethnicity in Criminal Justice, 3 cr.

HOS 342 Research Methods, 3 cr.

HOS 405 Critical Perspectives of Disasters, 3 cr.

HOS 407 Critical Perspectives of Terrorism, 3 cr.

HSL 201 Introduction to Homeland Security, 3 cr.

HSL 305 Leadership and Organizational Management, 3 cr.

HSL 313 Emergency Planning, 3 cr.

HSL 350 Administrative Law, 3 cr.

HSL 495 Capstone Project in Homeland Security, 3 cr.

PSY 211 Abnormal Psychology, 3 cr.

32 credits:

University electives

Study Abroad

Fun Fact

Marian students engage in study abroad programs in more than 20 countries and 50 locations including Australia, Costa Rica, England, Italy and Spain (Source: Marian University Study Abroad Office, June 2014).

Campus Info

Marian University - Main Campus
45 S. National Ave.
Fond du Lac, WI 54935-4699

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