Curriculum and Requirements

The Criminal Justice and Human Security program requires 39 semester credit hours including 18 credit hours in the program core, 15 credit hours in one of the concentrations, and an additional 6 credit hours in a diversity requirement (one course from each of the other two concentrations). The program will require students to show modern language competency in Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Russian, French or Spanish through the intermediate level (four semesters). Students are required to complete 120 credit hours to graduate.

Program Core Courses (required)

SOC/CJHS 118 Introduction to Criminal Justice
CJHS 218 Human Security
SOC/CJHS 315 Criminology
SOSC 300 Research Methods
CJHS 395 Senior Thesis1
CJHS 398 Internship

Human Security Concentration (5 required out of these 6)

PSCI 207 World Politics
PSCI/CJHS 215 International Human Rights
PSCI/CJHS 371 Terrorism
SOC 355 Globalization
WREL 375 Religion and Genocide
GLDP 422 International Conflict and Negotiation

Comparative Justice Concentration (5 required out of these 6)

PSCI 101 American Government
CJHS 118 Intro to Crim Justice
PSCI/CJHS 233 Intro to US Legal System
CJHS 343 Constitutional Law
CJHS 345 Comparative Criminal Law
CJHS 372 Transnational Crime

Criminology Concentration (5 required out of these 6)

SOC/CJHS 270 Sociology of Deviance
SOC 310 Race, Class and Gender
SOC/CJHS 311 Juvenile Delinquency
SOC 355 Globalization
CJHS 271 Law Enforcement and Society
CJHS 312 Victimology

Internships can be arranged through the Chair of Criminal Justice and Human Security or through the Office of the Dean of the College of Public and International Affairs. Please contact the office of the Dean at 203-576-4966 or through ext. 4966 if your are on campus.

1Subject to approval of the Department Chair, a student may choose an additional CJHS elective in lieu of the thesis.