Criminal Justice with a 3+3 Track to Law (BS)

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Departmental Admission Requirements

This program is designed for  the high achieving student who plans to study law.  Students must complete 30 credit hours with a 3.25 GPA and meet with a criminal justice advisor before being accepted as a 3+3 to law in criminal justice major. 

The Application for Major form can be found on the Arts & Sciences Advising Center website.

Admission to Law School

Admission to the 3+3 track does not guarantee admission to the Brandeis School of Law. Students seeking admission to our law school must complete a law school application and satisfy all of Brandeis’ admissions requirements, including its median GPA and LSAT expectations.

The law school requires that students seeking admission through the 3+3 program have completed three years of undergraduate course work post high school graduation.  It is recommended that students planning to pursue this track have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5.

For more information on Brandeis and its admissions requirements, please contact Brandeis School of Law, Office of Admissions. Their office can also arrange for you to visit the law school.

General Education Requirements

General Education Requirements *31
The following courses are required by the program and can satisfy the respective General Education Requirement:
Crime and Justice in the United States (or CJ 201 or CJ 202)
Introduction to Social Statistics

*All degrees require the completion of the University-wide General Education Program (link provided above).  Some General Education requirements may be met in the requirements for the major or supporting coursework, in which case additional electives may be required to complete the minimum hours for the degree.

College/School Requirements

Arts & Sciences Requirements
GEN 100Student Success Center First Year Experience1
or GEN 101 Arts & Sciences First Year Experience
Foreign Language 16-8
Electives in Humanities or Natural Sciences at 300 level or above 26
WR—two approved courses at the 300 level or above 3
Minimum Total Hours13-15

Program/Major Requirements

Department of Criminal Justice24
Crime and Justice in the United States 4
Law Enforcement in the United States 4
Corrections in the United States 4
Criminal Behavior
Research Design
Introduction to Social Statistics 4
Juvenile Justice
Seminar in Criminal Justice 5
Criminal Justice electives (See approved list below) 612
Minimum Total Hours36
Law School Courses30
Torts I
Torts II
Contracts I
Contracts II
PROPERTY I
PROPERTY II
Civil Procedure I
Criminal Law
Lawyering Skills I
Lawyering Skills II
Minimum Total Hours30
Supporting Courses
Electives9-11
Minimum Total Hours for Graduation121
Culminating Undergraduate Experience (Graduation requirement)
Requirement fulfilled by completing:
Seminar in Criminal Justice 5
Approved Criminal Justice Electives
CJ 300Career Development and Cultural Intelligence 3
CJ 301Introduction to Computer Forensics and the Analysis of Digital Media3
CJ 335Court Administration3
CJ 352Sex Crimes3
CJ 354Crime and the Media3
CJ 355Criminalistics3
CJ 356Crime Prevention3
CJ 358Private Security Management3
CJ 365Community Corrections3
CJ 366Introduction to Internet and Network Investigations3
CJ 370Police Administration3
CJ 375Social and Restorative Justice3
CJ 390Criminal Court Procedures3
CJ 400Legal Issues in Corrections3
CJ 403Prisons and Jails in the United States3
CJ 405Crimes Against the Elderly3
CJ 406Crime Victims and Victimization3
CJ 415Substance Abuse, Crime and Criminal Justice3
CJ 420Computer Applications in Criminal Justice3
CJ 421Organized Crime3
CJ 425Profiling Violent Crimes3
CJ 426Violence in the United States: The Criminal Justice Response3
CJ 430Environmental Crime3
CJ 435Comparative Criminal Justice Systems 53
CJ 440Human Trafficking: Critical Thinking About Modern-Day Slavery3
CJ 445Computer and Electronic Crime3
CJ 450Internship3-6
CJ 460Correctional Treatment and Rehabilitation3
CJ 488Senior Project / Practicum / Moot Court3
CJ 493Police and the Community3
CJ 495Independent Study/Directed Readings1-6
CJ 496Special Topics in Criminal Justice3
CJ 497Honors Seminar3
CJ 498Honors Seminar 3
CJ 499Honors Thesis 3
CJ 500Crime and Criminal Justice in the Cinema3
CJ 505International Terrorism3
CJ 507Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design3
CJ 509Crime Analysis3
CJ 516Juvenile Justice Issues3
CJ 517Gangs in America3
CJ 519Domestic and Family Violence3
CJ 520Capital Punishment 53
CJ 521White Collar Crime 53
CJ 522Serial & Mass Murder3
CJ 523Race and Gender Issues in Criminal Justice 53
CJ 530Intro to Homeland Security3
CJ 531Covert Operations in Policing3
CJ 577Trauma Informed Policing3
CJ 578Criminal Justice Leadership 53
CJ 580International Service Learning: Criminal Justice Seminar3
CJ 596Seminar in Criminal Justice3
CJ 597Ethics in Criminal Justice 53
1

Completion of the second semester of a single foreign language; hours will vary depending on language taken

2

In addition to courses counted toward General Education

3

May be incorporated into other degree requirements

4

Fulfills General Education requirement.

5

Fulfills WR requirement.

6

Criminal Justice electives must be from the approved department list at the 300 level or above.

Students must have a minimum of 50 hours at the 300 level or above and a minimum 121 hours total to graduate.  

Flight Plan

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallHours
GEN 100
Student Success Center First Year Experience
or Arts & Sciences First Year Experience
1
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Science- S 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities - AH 3
Foreign Language 1 (students who take 3 credits will require additional elective credits) 3-4
CJ 200 Crime and Justice in the United States 3
 Hours16-17
Spring
ENGL 102 Intermediate College Writing 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities - AH 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Sciences with Lab - S+SL or B 4
Foreign Language 2 (students who take 3 credits will require additional elective credits) 3-4
CJ 201 Law Enforcement in the United States 3
 Hours16-17
Year 2
Fall
CJ 202 Corrections in the United States 3
CJ 305 Criminal Behavior 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Oral Communication- OC 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Social & Behavioral Sciences Historical Perspective - SBH 3
General Free Elective or General Education: Cardinal Core U.S. Diversity - D1 (if not completed with another Cardinal Core course) 3
 Hours15
Spring
General Free Elective or General Education: Cardinal Core Global Diversity - D2 (if not completed with another Cardinal Core course) 3
Humanities or Natural Science Course (300 level or above) 3
CJ 325 Research Design 3
CJ 360 Juvenile Justice 3
General Free Elective 3
 Hours15
Year 3
Fall
CJ 326 Introduction to Social Statistics 3
Criminal Justice Elective (300 level or above) 3
Criminal Justice Elective (300 level or above) 3
WR Course (300 level or above) 3
General Free Elective 3
 Hours15
Spring
CJ 485 Seminar in Criminal Justice (WR, CUE) 3
Humanities or Natural Science Course (300 level or above) 3
Criminal Justice Elective (300 level or above) 3
Criminal Justice Elective (300 level or above) 3
General Elective (range based on language courses in Year 1) 0-2
 Hours14-12
Year 4
Fall
LAW 802 Torts I 3
LAW 804 Contracts I 3
LAW 806 PROPERTY I 3
LAW 810 Criminal Law 3
LAW 811 Lawyering Skills I 3
 Hours15
Spring
LAW 803 Torts II 3
LAW 805 Contracts II 3
LAW 807 PROPERTY II 3
LAW 808 Civil Procedure I 3
LAW 812 Lawyering Skills II 3
 Hours15
 Minimum Total Hours121