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

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This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2018–Spring 2019 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a 3+3 Track (JA BS 3+3)
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences (AS)
Department:  Criminal Justice

Program Information

The College of Arts & Sciences and the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law have joined forces to create a 3+3 Accelerated Law programs that allow eligible students in the College of Arts & Sciences to begin law school in their senior year of undergraduate study. Students substitute undergraduate major requirements with the first 30 hours of law school, earning an undergraduate degree after their first year of law school and a Juris Doctor (JD) degree two years later.

Completion of this degree requires work to be submitted for the department’s Learning Outcomes Measurement. For details, contact the department.

Degree Summary

General Education Requirements 131
College/School Requirements13-15
Program/Major Requirements 175-77
Minimum Total Hours121

Specific coursework information can be found on the Degree Requirements tab.

Departmental Admission Requirements

There are no specific admission requirements for this degree plan, however a 3.5 GPA is recommended by the School of Law (see below).

The Application for Major form can be found on the Arts & Sciences Advising Center website: louisville.edu/artsandsciences/advising/apply.

Admission to Law School

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

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 the law school’s Office of Admissions. The office can also arrange for you to visit the law school and to sit in on a class.

Brandeis School of Law Office of Admissions

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 - SB (or CJ 201 or CJ 202)
Quantitative Analysis - QR

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 Orientation1
or GEN 101 Arts and Sciences Orientation
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 - SB 4
Law Enforcement in the United States - SB 4
Corrections in the United States - SB 4
Criminal Behavior
Research Design
Quantitative Analysis - QR 4
Juvenile Justice
Seminar in Criminal Justice - CUE, WR 5
Criminal Justice electives (See approved list below) 612
Law School Courses30
Torts I
Torts II
Contracts I
Contracts II
Lawyering Skills I
Lawyering Skills II
Property
Civil Procedure
Constitutional Law I
Electives 79-11
Minimum Total Hours75-77
Culminating Undergraduate Experience (Graduation requirement)
Requirement fulfilled by completing:
Seminar in Criminal Justice - CUE, WR 5
Approved Criminal Justice Electives
CJ 300Career Development and Cultural Intelligence - D1, SB3
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 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 - WR 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 - WR3
CJ 499Honors Thesis - WR3
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 - WR 53
CJ 521White Collar Crime - WR 53
CJ 522Serial Murder3
CJ 523Race and Gender Issues in Criminal Justice - WR 53
CJ 530Intro to Homeland Security3
CJ 531Covert Operations in Policing3
CJ 578Criminal Justice Leadership - WR 53
CJ 580International Service Learning: Criminal Justice Seminar3
CJ 596Seminar in Criminal Justice3
CJ 597Ethics in Criminal Justice - WR 53

Students must have a minimum of 50 hours at the 300 level or above.

Flight Plan

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallHours
GEN 100
Student Success Center Orientation
or Arts and Sciences Orientation
1
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing - WC 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Science- S 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities Global Diversity - AHD2 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 - SB 3
 Hours16-17
Spring
ENGL 102 Intermediate College Writing - WC 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities US Diversity - AHD1 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Sciences with Lab - S+SL or B 3
Foreign Language 2 (students who take 3 credits will require additional elective credits) 3-4
CJ 201 Law Enforcement in the United States - SB 3
 Hours15-16
Year 2
Fall
General Education: Cardinal Core Oral Communication- OC 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Social & Behavrioal Sciences Historical Perspective - SBH 3
CJ 202 Corrections in the United States - SB 3
CJ 305 Criminal Behavior 3
General Elective 3
 Hours15
Spring
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
Humanities or Natural Science Course (300 level or above) 3
CJ 325 Research Design 3
CJ 360 Juvenile Justice 3
 Hours15
Year 3
Fall
CJ 326 Quantitative Analysis - QR 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 Elective 3
 Hours15
Spring
CJ 485 Seminar in Criminal Justice - CUE, WR (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) 1-3
 Hours15
Year 4
Fall
LAW 802 Torts I 2
LAW 804 Contracts I 3
LAW 810 Criminal Law 3
LAW 811 Lawyering Skills I 3
LAW 815 Civil Procedure 4
 Hours15
Spring
LAW 803 Torts II 3
LAW 805 Contracts II 2
LAW 812 Lawyering Skills II 2
LAW 814 Property 4
LAW 819 Constitutional Law I 4
 Hours15
 Minimum Total Hours121-123