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Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015

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: Core Competency Requirements (36 hrs)
Skills and Knowledge (9-12 hrs)
Core 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)
Free Electives (21-30 hrs)
Criminal Justice Major (B.S.) Business Administration and Management Cognate (Online)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (36 hrs)
Skills and Knowledge (9 hrs)
Core 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: Core Competency Requirements (36 hrs)
Skills and Knowledge (12 hrs)
Core 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)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (36 hrs)
Skills and Knowledge (9 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (36 hrs)
Cognate Courses (12 hrs)
CJUS 360 Introduction to Forensics 3
CJUS 361 Crime Scene Photography 3
CJUS 362 Crime Scene Management 3
CJUS 363 Computer and Cyber Forensics 3
Free Electives (27 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 30 hours must be 300-400 level.
Criminal Justice Major (B.S.) Homeland Security Cognate (Online)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (36 hrs)
Skills and Knowledge (9 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (36 hrs)
Cognate Courses (12 hrs)
CJUS 380 Introduction to Homeland Security 3
CJUS 381 Incident Command System/Emergency Planning and Incident Management 3
CJUS 382 Critical Infrastructure Protection 3
CJUS 383 Behavioral Dimensions of Disaster 3
Free Electives (27 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 30 hours must be 300-400 level.
Criminal Justice Major (B.S.) Public Administration Cognate (Online)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (36 hrs)
Skills and Knowledge (9 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (36 hrs)
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
Free Electives (27 hrs)
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)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (36 hrs)
Skills and Knowledge (9 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (36 hrs)
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
Free Electives (27 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 30 hours must be 300-400 level.
Criminal Justice Major (B.S.) Youth Corrections Cognate (Online)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (36 hrs)
Skills and Knowledge (9 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (36 hrs)
Cognate Courses (12 hrs)
CJUS 321 Juvenile Corrections 3
CJUS 322 Community Based Corrections 3
CJUS 323 Delinquency and Crime Prevention 3
CJUS 324 Legal and Ethical Issues in Juvenile Justice 3
Free Electives (27 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 30 hours must be 300-400 level.

Government Major (B.S.)

(Available Spring 2015)

PURPOSE
The purpose of the Government major is to provide a firm foundation in biblical principles of civic government, ensure correct historical education in American government at all levels; and training in limited government, political theory, law, and political and economic ideals.  The major is intended to inspire and produce action-oriented students who will become Christ-centered statesmen, leaders, scholars and policy makers and thus equip them to become highly qualified leaders in their chosen career fields capable of impacting the world.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
The student will be able to:

  1. Evaluate the nature and role of government from a biblical worldview.
  2. Communicate effectively in both written and oral formats.
  3. Integrate ethical and values-driven decision making in government scenarios.
  4. Evaluate political or government related dilemmas.

Politics and Policy Concentration
The student will be able to:

  1. Evaluate comparative political and economic theories as they relate to the field of Government
  2. Demonstrate the ways in which domestic and international political and policymaking processes interact.

Pre-Law Concentration
The student will be able to implement law processes and procedures in a variety of contexts.

Public Administration Cognate

Program of Study

Government Major (B.S.) (Online)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (36 hrs)
Skills and Knowledge (9 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (21 hrs)
GOVT 329 American Exceptionalism (D) 3
GOVT 330 Introduction to Comparative Politics 3
GOVT 350 Political Economy and Public Policy 3
GOVT 421 American Constitutional History 3
GOVT 425 American Foreign Policy 3
GOVT 490 Political Theory 3
GOVT 492 Senior Seminar 3
Cognate/Concentration Courses (12-27 hrs)
Free Electives (27-42 hrs)
Government Major (B.S.) Politics and Policy Concentration (Online)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (36 hrs)
Skills and Knowledge (9 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (21 hrs)
Concentration Courses (27 hrs)
GOVT 230 Public Policy Research and Writing (D) 3
GOVT 302 Modern Political and Economic Ideas 3
GOVT 320 American Executive Processes/Institutions 3
GOVT 322 American Legislative System 3
GOVT 327 State and Local Government 3
GOVT 328 American Political Processes 3
GOVT 470 Government Regulation of Business 3
Choose two of the following courses: 6
BUSI 301 Business Law
BUSI 321 Money and the Financial System
BUSI 472 Organizational Ethics
CJUS 300 Administration of Justice Organizations
CJUS 330 Judicial Process
CJUS 400 Criminal Law
CJUS 410 Constitutional Criminal Procedure
ECON 213 Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 214 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 350 Classical Economics (D)
ENVR 350 Environmental Science and Policy
GOVT ___ Elective 1
HLTH 350 Introduction to Public and Community Health
SCOM 345 Persuasion
Free Electives (27 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 30 hours must be 300-400 level.

Choose any GOVT course not already required in the Core

Government Major (B.S.) Pre-Law Concentration (Online)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (36 hrs)
Skills and Knowledge (9 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (21 hrs)
Concentration Courses (27 hrs)
CJUS 330 Judicial Process 3
CJUS 400 Criminal Law 3
CJUS 410 Constitutional Criminal Procedure 3
GOVT 215 Logic and Legal Reasoning (D) 3
GOVT 280 Undergraduate Torts (D) 3
GOVT 345 Jurisprudence 3
GOVT 346 Legal Research and Writing 3
GOVT 422 American Constitutional Law 3
GOVT 476 Persuasive Argumentation for Lawyers (D) 3
Free Electives (27 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 30 hours must be 300-400 level.
Government Major (B.S.) Public Administration Cognate (Online)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (36 hrs)
Skills and Knowledge (9 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (21 hrs)
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
Free Electives (42 hrs)
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: Core Competency Requirements (33 hrs)
Skills and Knowledge (6 hrs)
GOVT 200 Constitutional Government and Free Enterprise 3
Social Science Elective 3
Core 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 1
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.

Choose any CJUS course not already required in the Core


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 (300-400 level) 9

Homeland Security Minor

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

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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