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Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013

Helms School of Government – Online Programs

PURPOSE
In the Helms School of Government, the curriculum is designed to equip students with a strong foundation of knowledge and skills in conducting the business of government, politics, public administration, policy and military service as a Christian service.  The goal of the curriculum is to produce action-oriented students who are able to understand and articulate the biblical roots of our religious, economic, and political liberties, and thus to equip them to become highly qualified leaders in their chosen career fields.


Criminal Justice Major (B.S.)

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
The student will be able to:

  1. Evaluate the nature of the criminal justice system from a biblical worldview.
  2. Communicate effectively in both written and oral formats.
  3. Demonstrate competence in the discipline of criminal justice.
  4. Solve various criminal justice dilemmas.
  5. Evaluate substantive and procedural criminal law from a Constitutional perspective.

Program of Study

Criminal Justice Major (B.S) (Online)
General Education Requirements (45 hrs)
Courses in the Major (36 hrs)
CJUS 200 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CJUS 230 Criminal Justice Research and Writing 3
CJUS 300 Administration of Justice Organizations 3
CJUS 310 Juvenile Justice 3
CJUS 320 Corrections 3
CJUS 330 Judicial Process 3
CJUS 340 Criminology 3
CJUS 350 Criminal Justice Ethics 3
CJUS 400 Criminal Law 3
CJUS 410 Constitutional Criminal Procedure 3
CJUS 420 Criminal Investigations I (D) 3
GOVT 480 Terrorism 3
CJUS Electives  1 9
Free Electives (21-30 hrs)
Cognate Courses (12-15 hrs) [Optional] 2
TOTAL HOURS: 120 minimum; 30 hours must be upper level

Choose any CJUS course not listed above (to include CJUS 499). Any ACCT course; BUSI 310 or 340; SOCI 200 or 201; GOVT 327,340,345,422,458,462,475 or other approved GOVT courses; language (modern); PSYC 101,210,231,430 or other approved PSYC courses.

Students taking the cognate option do not take the CJUS Electives and the number of free electives is reduced to 30 hrs

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT COGNATE (Online)
General Education Requirements (45 hrs)
Courses in the Major (36 hrs)
Business Administration and Management Cognate (15 hrs)
ACCT 211 Principles of Accounting I 3
BUSI 301 Business Law 3
BUSI 310 Principles of Management 3
BUSI 340 Organizational Behavior I 3
BUSI 342 Human Resources Management 3
Free Courses (24 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 minimum; 30 hours of upper-level courses
CRIMINAL PSYCHOLOGY COGNATE (Online)
General Education Requirements (48 hrs)
Courses in the Major (36 hrs)
Criminal Psychology Cognate (15 hrs)
PSYC 305 Overview of Theory and Treatment of Substance Abuse 3
PSYC 317 Crisis Intervention 3
PSYC 320 Behavior Management 3
PSYC 430 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSYC 475 Psychology of Criminal Behavior 1 3
Free Electives (21 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 minimum; 30 hours of upper-level courses

PSYC 341 is waived as a prerequisite for CJUS students. However, students must contact LUO Advising to register for PSYC 430 and PSYC 475

FORENSICS COGNATE (Online)
General Education Requirements (45 hrs)
Courses in the Major (36 hrs)
Forensics Cognate (12 hrs)
CJUS 360 Introduction to Forensics (D) 3
CJUS 361 Crime Scene Photography (D) 3
CJUS 362 Crime Scene Management (D) 3
CJUS 363 Computer and Cyber Forensics (D) 3
Free Electives (27 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 minimum; 30 hours of upper-level courses
HOMELAND SECURITY COGNATE (Online)
General Education Requirements (45 hrs)
Courses in the Major (36 hrs)
Homeland Security Cognate (12 hrs)
CJUS 380 Introduction to Homeland Security (D) 3
CJUS 381 Incident Command System/Emergency Planning and Incident Management (D) 3
CJUS 382 Critical Infrastructure Protection (D) 3
CJUS 383 Behavioral Dimensions of Disaster (D) 3
Free Electives (27 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 minimum; 30 hours of upper-level courses
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION COGNATE (Online)
General Education Requirements (45 hrs)
Courses in the Major (36 hrs)
Public Administration Cognate (12 hrs)
GOVT 360 Introduction to Public Administration 3
GOVT 462 Public Finance and Budgeting 3
GOVT 470 Government Regulation of Business 3
GOVT 475 Advanced Public Administration 3
Free Electives (27 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 minimum; 30 hours of upper-level courses
STRATEGIC INTELLIGENCE STUDIES COGNATE (Online)
General Education Requirements (45 hrs)
Courses in the Major (36 hrs)
Strategic Intelligence Studies Cognate (12 hrs)
GOVT 380 Introduction to Intelligence 3
GOVT 381 Intelligence Analysis 3
GOVT 480 Terrorism 3
GOVT 481 Counter-Terrorism 3
Free Electives (27 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 minimum; 30 hours of upper-level courses
YOUTH CORRECTIONS COGNATE (Online)
General Education Requirements (45 hrs)
Courses in the Major (36 hrs)
Youth Corrections Cognate (12 hrs)
CJUS 321 Juvenile Corrections (D) 3
CJUS 322 Community Based Corrections (D) 3
CJUS 323 Delinquency and Crime Prevention (D) 3
CJUS 324 Legal and Ethical Issues in Juvenile Justice (D) 3
Free Electives (27 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 minimum; 30 hours of upper-level courses

Criminal Justice Major (A.A.)

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
The student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate competence in the basic criminal justice process.
  2. Evaluate the nature and causes of crime as they relate to biblical worldview principles.
  3. Apply basic principles of criminal law.
  4. Identify and evaluate the sources of criminal law in the American system.

Program of Study

Criminal Justice Major (A.A.) (Online)
General Education Requirements (39 hrs)
Major Courses (21 hrs)
CJUS 200 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CJUS 230 Criminal Justice Research and Writing 3
CJUS 320 Corrections 3
CJUS 330 Judicial Process 3
CJUS 340 Criminology 3
CJUS 400 Criminal Law 3
CJUS Elective 1 3
TOTAL HOURS: 60 minimum

Any CJUS course not required above; GOVT 220, PSYC 231, 235, 341, or 430


Liberty University en Español

        The Helms School of Government also offers the Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice online through Liberty University en Español.  Additional information is available at http://www.luonline.com/index.cfm?PID=21499.


Criminal Justice Minor

Criminal Justice Minor (15 hrs) (Online)
CJUS 200 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CJUS 230 Criminal Justice Research and Writing 3
CJUS ___ Electives 9

Homeland Security Minor

Homeland Security Minor (18 hrs) (Online)
CJUS 380 Introduction to Homeland Security (D) 3
CJUS 381 Incident Command System/Emergency Planning and Incident Management (D) 3
CJUS 382 Critical Infrastructure Protection (D) 3
CJUS 383 Behavioral Dimensions of Disaster (D) 3
GOVT 480 Terrorism 3
GOVT 481 Counter-Terrorism 3

Public Administration Minor

Public Administration Minor (15 hrs) (Online)
GOVT 302 Modern Political and Economic Ideas 3
GOVT 360 Introduction to Public Administration 3
GOVT 462 Public Finance and Budgeting 3
GOVT 470 Government Regulation of Business 3
GOVT 475 Advanced Public Administration 3

Strategic Intelligence Studies Minor

Strategic Intelligence Studies Minor (18 hrs) (Online)
GOVT 380 Introduction to Intelligence 3
GOVT 381 Intelligence Analysis 3
GOVT 480 Terrorism 3
GOVT 481 Counter-Terrorism 3
GOVT 483 Military Intelligence 3
GOVT 484 Strategic Intelligence 3


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