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Program Requirements

I. College Core Curriculum (44-45 Credits)

Language/Literature (6 credits required in one subject area)

  • LANG 1, 2, 3, 4, 11, 12 (French, German, Italian, Spanish, Hebrew, Japanese, Russian)
  • ENG 7, 8

History/Philosophy (9 credits required in one subject area)

  • HIS 1, 2, 3, 4, 7
  • PHL 8, 13, 25, 26

Political Science/Economics (6 credits required)

  • ECO 11, 12
  • POL 1, 2

Social Sciences (6 credits required in one subject area)

  • PSY 1, 2** (Psychology)
  • SOC 1, 2 (Sociology)
  • ANP 1, 2 (Anthropology)
  • GGR 1, 2 (Geography)

Laboratory Science (8 credits required in one subject area)

  • BIO 1, 2, or 7, 8 or 103, 104
  • CHM 1, 2; GLY 1, 2
  • AST (PHY) 9, 10; PHY 9, 10, or 11, 12; PSY 3, 4**; ERS 1, 2

Fine Arts (6 credits required, maximum of 3 in one subject area)

  • ART 1, 5, 17, 18; CMA 9; DAN 1, 8
  • CIN 11; THA 1, 42; MUS 1, 2

Mathematics (3 credits required)

  • MTH 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 14, 15, 16

Intro to College (1 credit, not required for transfer students)

  • COLL 101

** Students may take either PSY 1, 2 or to satisfy the Social Sciences core or PSY 3, 4 to satisfy the Laboratory Science core but NOT both.

Students transfer to LIU Brentwood as "core complete" if they have received A.A. or A.S. degrees from institutions with which we have articulation agreements, or other accredited institutions granting Liberal Arts degrees. Students with degrees from technical institutions would not qualify as core complete.

II. Competency Requirements (6 credits)

All students must exhibit proficiency in writing, computer literacy, oral communication, and library use. Please see below for details.

A. Writing (6 credits)

  • ENG 1 or 1S or 1G Composition
  • ENG 2 Composition: Argument and Analysis

B. Computer Competency (may be satisfied in one of four ways)

  • Take and pass the Computer Competency Examination, which is offered each semester.
  • Enroll in and satisfactorily complete the non-credit Computer Competency Workshop, COM 01, offered by the Department of Computer Science.
  • Enroll in and satisfactorily complete a credit -bearing introductory course.
  • Student previously completed an associate degree

C. Oral Competency (may be satisfied in one of three ways)

  • Take and pass the Oral Competency Examination, which is offered each semester.
  • Enroll in and satisfactorily complete a credit-bearing introductory course.
  • Student previously completed an associate degree

D. Library Competency (may be satisfied in one of three ways)

  • Take and pass the Library Competency Examination, which is offered each semester.
  • Enroll in and satisfactorily complete a non-credit-bearing workshop.
  • Student previously completed an associate degree

III. Criminal Justice Major Course Requirements (45 credits)

Course
CRJ 11*  Introduction to Criminal Justice
CRJ 20  Critical Issues in Criminal Justice
CRJ 23* Theories of Crime
CRJ 30* Gender and the Law
CRJ 37 Foundations for Scholarship
CRJ 38 Methods of Criminal Justice Research
CRJ 41 Criminal Law
CRJ 44  Police and Community Relations
CRJ 68 Correctional Philosophy
CRJ 76    Criminal Procedure
CRJ 85** Criminal Justice Practicum (6 credits)

CRJ Elective Credits (9 credits)

*For Criminal Justice Majors - CRJ 11, and 23 are prerequisites for all other Criminal Justice core classes.

** In-service students may substitute two advanced courses in Criminal Justice for CRJ 85.

IV. Electives  (33 credits)

Free Elective Credits (29 credits)
Liberal Arts Elective (4 credits)

Notes:  129 credits are required for graduation (transfer students must complete 128).Students receiving a B.A. must complete 96 credits in Liberal Arts.

Writing Across the Curriculum Program (WAC)
Sections of CRJ 37 and CRJ 30 are often offered in Writing Intensive format to fulfill requirements of Writing Across the Curriculum Program. Students must check with their academic advisor and consult the current schedule of classes for course offerings.