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Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

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Major: Criminal Justice/Homeland Security

There is no doubt the events of September 11, 2001 made the issue of homeland security a top national priority, not only for government officials but for all Americans. While homeland security departments have been created at the state and national levels, the first line of defense against terrorism is still the police officer on the street.

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice/Homeland Security is designed to appeal to students from all backgrounds looking for advanced training in homeland security and terrorism studies. Our program allows you to tailor your education. We will provide a solid foundation in criminal justice, and you choose among electives and classes in your concentration, focusing on options such as law, public management, politics, psychology, and sociology.

The Criminal Justice/Homeland Security degree will prepare you for a successful career in a growing field by supplying you with up-to-date information as well as a broad understanding of theory and practice in the field. Whether you are called on to create a plan of prevention or offer insight into possible terrorist motivations, you will be ready to make a difference. The demand for personnel educated in the highly specialized field of homeland security has escalated steadily since 9/11, with career opportunities in city, county, state and federal law enforcement agencies as well as private businesses and industries.

Honor Society:                                                                              Alpha_Phi_Sigma_logo_635.jpg

The Department of Public Management & Criminal Justice is the sponsor of the APSU, Phi Kappa Chapter of the Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society, which recognizes the academic excellence of Criminal Justice students.

Students with an overall GPA of 3.2 with Criminal Justice as their Major or Minor and have completed at least 4 CRJ classes are qualified to request membership. 

The goals of the APSU, Phi Kappa Chapter are to honor and promote academic excellence, community service, educational leadership, and unity. 

Alpha Phi Sigma provides a local and national forum for obtaining information and developing perspectives about the field of criminal justice, learning about educational and career opportunities, and forming meaningful professional networks.


Curriculum Outline

General Education Core (42)

APSU 1000
COMM1010
ENGL 1010
ENGL 1020
ENGL 2030
Humanities
Humanities
PSY 1010
SOC 2010 (or 1010)
Science*
Science*

MATH

HIST/select 2 


Liberal Arts in University Life (1)
Funds of Public Speaking (3)
English Composition I (3)
English Composition II (3)
Traditions in World Literature (3)
ART, MUS, THEA or PHIL (3)
ART, MUS, THEA or PHIL (3)
General Psychology (3)
Introduction to Sociology (3)

ASTR, BIOL, CHEM, GEOL or PHYS (4)
ASTR, BIOL, CHEM, GEOL or PHYS (4)
 *must include course and lab
MATH 1010, 1110, 1420, 1530, 1710, 1730, 1810 or 1910 (3-5)

1210, 1220, 2010, 2020, 2030 (6)

Criminal Justice Required Courses (39)

CRJ 1010
CRJ 3000
CRJ 3010
CRJ 3020
CRJ 3030
CRJ 3100
CRJ 3400
CRJ 3410
CRJ 3420
CRJ 3430
CRJ 3440
CRJ 4000
PM 3760


Introduction to Criminal Justice (3)
Constitutional Law (3)
Criminal Law (or PM 3170) (3)
Criminal Evidence and Procedure (3)
Terrorism and the Law (3)
Network Security (3)
Terrorism: Understanding the Threat (3)
Domestic Terrorism (3)
International Terrorism (3)
Management of Incidents (3)
Terrorism Prevention (3)
Law Enforcement Administration (or PM 3230) (3)
Methods of Research/ Administration (3)

Minor (18)

Student must select a minor in some discipline other than Criminal Justice.

Guided Electives (22 hours): May be taken from any college/school of the university. Note: 39 hours of required courses must be upper division (3000-4000 level)

POLS 2010







American National Government (3)
Guided Elective (3)
Guided Elective (3)
Guided Elective (3)
Guided Elective (3)
Guided Elective (3)
Guided Elective (3)
Guided Elective (3)


Criminal Justice courses

Office Location:
School of Technology and Public Management
Austin Peay Center @ Fort Campbell
Building 203 Rooms 214
Bastogne Avenue & Air Assault
Fort Campbell KY 42223
Office: (931) 221-1480

Fax: (931-221-1418)

Advisors:

Dr. James Prescott, Program Manager
Office: (931) 221-1469
Email: PrescottJ@apsu.edu

Dr. Thomas O'Connor
Office:  (931) 221-1477
Email:  OconnorT@apsu.edu

Dr. Taj Hashmi
Office:  (931) 221-1480
Email:  HashmiT@apsu.edu

Dr. George Froggé
Office:  (931) 221-1420
Email:  FroggeG@apsu.edu

John Genis
Office:  (931) 221-6984
Email:  GenisJ@apsu.edu


 

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