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Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014

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.

Programs 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
Criminal Justice Electives/Cognate Courses (9-15 hrs)  1
Free Electives (27 hrs) 2

Students who do not pursue a cognate must choose three of the following courses: any CJUS course not listed in the Core (to include CJUS 499-Internship), any ACCT course, BUSI 310, 340, GOVT 327, 340, 345, 422, 458, 462, 475, other approved GOVT courses, language (modern), PSYC 101, 210, 231, 430, other approved PSYC courses, SOCI 200 or 201

Students who do not pursue a cognate must complete 30 hours of Free Electives.

Criminal Justice Major (B.S.) Business Administration and Management Cognate (Online)
General Education Requirements (45 hrs)
Courses in the Major (36 hrs)
Cognate Courses (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 Electives (24 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 30 hours must be 300-400 level.
Criminal Justice Major (B.S.) Criminal Psychology Cognate (Online)
General Education Requirements (48 hrs)
Courses in the Major (36 hrs)
Cognate Courses (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 3
Free Electives (21 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 30 hours must be 300-400 level.
Criminal Justice Major (B.S.) Forensics Cognate (Online)
Cognate Courses (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
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 30 hours must be 300-400 level.
Criminal Justice Major (B.S.) Homeland Security Cognate (Online)
Cognate Courses (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
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 30 hours must be 300-400 level.
Criminal Justice Major (B.S.) Public Administration Cognate (Online)
Cognate Courses (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
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 30 hours must be 300-400 level.
Criminal Justice Major (B.S.) Strategic Intelligence Studies Cognate (Online)
Cognate Courses (12 hrs)
GOVT 380 Introduction to Intelligence 3
GOVT 381 Intelligence Analysis 3
GOVT 481 Counter-Terrorism 3
Choose one of the following courses: 3
GOVT 483 Military Intelligence
GOVT 484 Strategic Intelligence
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 30 hours must be 300-400 level.
Criminal Justice Major (B.S.) Youth Corrections Cognate (Online)
Cognate Courses (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
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 30 hours must be 300-400 level.

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)
Courses in the Major (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
Choose one of the following courses: 3
CJUS ___ Elective
GOVT 220 American Government
PSYC 231 Psychology of Adolescence
PSYC 235 Psychology of Adulthood
PSYC 341 Psychology of Personality
PSYC 430 Abnormal Psychology
TOTAL HOURS: 60 hours minimum required.

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.liberty.edu/online/lue-inicio/.


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

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

Undergraduate Certificate

The Helms School of Government offers an undergraduate certificate in Criminal Justice through Liberty University Online.

CERTIFICATE COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS

  1. Complete 18 total hours with a 2.00 GPA
  2. All courses must be completed through Liberty University
  3. No grade of “D” may be applied to the certificate
  4. Submission of Certificate Completion Application at beginning of final semester

CERTIFICATE COMPLETION PLANS
Certificate Completion Plans (CCP) can be accessed online at http://www.liberty.edu/index.cfm?PID=27907.


Certificate in Criminal Justice

Certificate in Criminal Justice (18 hrs)
CJUS 200 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CJUS 230 Criminal Justice Research and Writing 3
CJUS 300 Administration of Justice Organizations 3
CJUS 320 Corrections 3
CJUS 330 Judicial Process 3
CJUS 340 Criminology 3

Certificate in Public Administration

Certificate in Public Administration (18 hrs)
BUSI 310 Principles of Management 3
BUSI 340 Organizational Behavior I 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


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