Degree Completion Curriculum: “What does the program look like?”
Students should consult the UTC catalog (http://www.utc.edu/catalogs/) for requirements and course information. In all cases, the University Catalog is the official document with respect to degree requirements.
PRIOR TO STARTING THE DEGREE COMPLETION PROGRAM:
We generally require that you have completed 60 hours and most of the general education courses needed for graduation at UTC. If you have deficiencies in this area, we can work out a strategy to get them met. General education requirements normally are considered met if you have an Associate of Science or Art degree from a public, Tennessee college, regardless of the exact courses you completed in general education. If you do not have a two year degree in criminal justice, consult the following websites for more information on general education requirements (http://www.utc.edu/Administration/Records/gened04topresent.php ) and community college equivalents (http://www.utc.edu/Administration/Records/transfer.php).
The following three courses also should be taken prior to beginning the program in most cases. These include:
- Introduction to Criminal Justice
- Introduction to Sociology
- Introduction to Psychology
UTC COURSES: STUDENTS NEED 60 hours from a four year university for graduation from UTC. This includes 48 HOURS in the major (see Course Rotation Model)
27 hours of core courses:
LAS 4010: Law Component (Constitutional Law)
CRMJ 1000: Introduction to Criminology
CRMJ 3170/3180 OR 3030: Minorities and the Criminal Justice System; Gender and the Criminal Justice System OR Comparative Criminal Justice.
CRMJ 3100: Law Enforcement in Criminal and Juvenile Justice
CRMJ 3110: Criminal Justice Research Methodology
CRMJ 3120: Correctional Perspectives in Criminal and Juvenile Justice
CRMJ 3250: Law and Justice System
CRMJ 4300: Philosophical and Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice
CRMJ 4850: Integrative Criminal Justice Systems Seminar
18 hours of electives in Criminal Justice (normally from the following list)
CRMJ 2110: Information Systems in Criminal and Juvenile Justice
CRMJ 2010: Violence in America
CRMJ 3720: Serial Murder
CRMJ 3700: Drugs and Society
CRMJ 3750: Juvenile Justice
CRMJ 4001: Victimology
CRMJ 4780: Internship
LAS 3500: Law of Evidence
15 hours of general electives
These courses may be in any subject. You also may be eligible for Individualized Education Program (IEP) or military credits based on your work and/or military service that could be used to meet this requirement.
UTC Graduation Requirements also must be met. For more information consult this page.
Students will need to consult with Dr. Helen Eigenberg prior to beginning the UTC coursework. The program requires careful planning to ensure that all UTC rules for graduation will be met. In some cases, these requirements might be slightly different based on transfer courses.