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2024-2025 Southeastern University- Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Southeastern University- Undergraduate Catalog

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Bachelor of Science, Psychology & Criminal Justice

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Bachelor of Science, Psychology and Criminal Justice 4-Year Plan  


Program Description:
The Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Criminal Justice covers the main content areas and skills recommended by the American Psychological Association for undergraduate programs, as well as the curriculum and practical experiences needed for the administration of justice in a diverse and global society. Students who achieve the program objectives will be able to apply their knowledge of human cognitive, emotional, and behavioral processes to a variety of careers that involve working with people. They will possess a thorough understanding of criminal justice systems and theories, and the various agencies, personnel roles, and career opportunities available in the criminal justice field. This program also provides the required competencies for students who wish to pursue graduate studies in psychology, counseling, criminal justice, and related fields.


Program Objectives:

  1. Students will demonstrate competency in scientific reasoning and psychological research methods.

  2. Students will demonstrate a working knowledge of psychology’s key concepts and content domains.

  3. Students will describe how they integrate their Christian faith and ethics with their general understanding of psychology.

  4. Students will demonstrate qualities of professionalism and preparedness for a career.

  5. Students will apply multicultural and cross-cultural knowledge and values to personal and professional development.

  6. Criminal Justice majors will discuss the history and development of the criminal justice system and gain exposure to system professionals.

  7. Criminal Justice majors will identify the relationship and interaction between the various criminal justice system components.   

  8. Criminal Justice majors will compare and contrast criminological theories, which attempt to explain the causes of crime. 

  9. Criminal Justice majors will conduct criminological research, interpret the results, and present the final information.    

  10. Criminal Justice majors will exhibit professional characteristics, attitudes, and competencies throughout the duration of the major.

Total Program Hours- 120 Credit Hours

Foundational Core- 34 Credit Hours

Habits of Inquiry- 22 Credits

Discursive Inquiry- 6 Credit Hours

Quantitative Inquiry- 3 Credit Hours

Socio-Historical Inquiry-6 Credit Hours

Major Core- 66 Credit Hours

Divine Design - 20 Credits

To meet the Divine Design requirement, students may earn credit hours in general elective courses, declared minors/certificates, or enjoy other experiential learning opportunities such as study abroad, internships, or practicums. Other practicum options include PRAC 1001  (1 credit hour), PRAC 1002   (2 credit hours), PRAC 1003   (3 credit hours), PRAC 1004   (4 credit hours), up to 24 credit hours. General Electives are any college-level course that does not satisfy the above program requirements. Students must complete the above program requirements with the remaining credit hours earned in the Divine Design to meet the total program hours.

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