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Criminal Justice-Criminal Justice Corrections Option CJCR

Degree Type: Bachelor of Science

College(s): Education and Human Services

Required Courses  Credit Hours 
Junior-Senior Level
Entrance into the junior year of the criminal justice program is on a grade point competitive, space available basis.
By the end of the sophomore year winter semester, students must choose one of the three program options: (1) law enforcement specialist, (2) criminal justice corrections, or (3) criminal justice generalist.
Criminal Justice Corrections Option
Professional Courses
CRIM 305 Ethical Issues in Crim Justice 4
CRIM 319 Conflict Mgmt In Corrections 3
CRIM 322 Report Writing for Corrections 3
CRIM 370 Correctional Institutions 3
CRIM 385 Current Issues in CJ 3
CRIM 391 Criminal Justice Internship 4
CRIM 401 Defensive Tactics-Corrections 3
CRIM 425 Michigan Criminal Law 4
CRIM 430 Michigan Criminal Procedure 4
CRIM 435 Legal Issues in Corrections 3
CRIM 475 Correctional Clients 4
CRIM 499 CJ Assessment Course 1
LITR 343 Crime-Violence in Literature 3
*Electives: General 18
Minimum semester credit hours required for criminal justice BS degree-criminal justice corrections option: 120

Criminal Justice Corrections Option

This option emphasizes areas of criminal justice other than law enforcement including adult institutions, probation, parole, and the prevention, treatment, and control of both youthful and adult offenders. Coursework is designed to introduce various components that make up the structure of corrections.

The option includes the minimum education requirements for the position of corrections officer as established by the Michigan Corrections Officers' Training Council.

Admission Requirements

A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required for admission into the corrections option.


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