Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice - Human Services Concentration

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Human Services is a 183-credit-hour program that is offered online and at the Colorado campuses. The program consists of 66 credit hours of general education requirements; 56 credit hours devoted to the criminal justice core; and 61 credit hours for the human services concentration.

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Human Services is designed to provide a foundation in law enforcement, the courts, and corrections with special emphasis on the coursework needed for professional work in chemical dependency counseling and youth services.

*This program does not guarantee licensure; requirements vary by state.

Mission Statement
The mission of the College of Security Studies is to offer degrees in criminal justice, homeland security, and cybersecurity to create the professionals that will address issues these fields are facing today and likely to confront tomorrow. The College anticipates industry and enterprise trends that have significant societal impact in order to provide diverse programs that cultivate professional competencies, critical-thinking, ethical decision-making, and cultural sensitivity to promote social justice and global security.

BSCJ Program prepares the student to:
• Possess the knowledge and skills to help secure a position in the criminal justice field
• Identify/recognize the diverse needs of the criminal justice system and the public it serves
• Apply communication, professional skills and technical knowledge in the criminal justice field
• Demonstrate knowledge of the core activities and skills of the human services professional in the context of the criminal justice system

BSCJ Human Services Program Competencies:
• Utilize professional communication skills relevant to the HS profession
• Demonstrate ethical decision-making
• Analyze the psychological and sociological dimensions of human behavior
• Examine the evolution of the Human Services professional in the criminal justice system
• Apply knowledge of the core activities and skills of the Human Services professional in the context of the criminal justice system
• Articulate the knowledge and skills required of the chemical dependency counselor



Degree Requirements

Courses: General Education

CJUS261Ethics in Criminal Justice

4.5

COMS201Technical and Professional Writing

4.5

COMS203Speech Communications

4.5

ENGL104Introductory Written Communication

4.5

ENGL105Professional Written Communications

4.5

HIST101Modern American History: 1950 to the 21st Century

4.5

MATH102Introduction to College Math

4.5

MATH106Algebra for Business

4.5

POLS101Introduction to Political Science

4.5

PSYC102Introductory Psychology

4.5

SCI101Introduction to the Sciences

4.5

SCI103Science and Technology- Laboratory Course

1.5

SCI201Environmental Science and Sustainability

4.5

SCI203Environmental Science and Sustainability - Laboratory Course

1.5

SOCL102Introductory Sociology

4.5

 

UNIV104Academic and Career Success

4.5

or

HUMNELEHumanities Elective

4.5

Total Credit Hours:66

Courses: Core

CJUS141Introduction to Criminal Justice

4

CJUS201Law Enforcement Operations and Report Writing

4

CJUS254Introduction to Homeland Security

4

CJUS263American Corrections

4

CJUS280Victimology

4

CJUS285Juvenile Delinquency

4

CJUS290Criminal Law

4

CJUS343Criminology

4

CJUS375Criminal Procedure

4

CJUS440The Laws of Evidence

4

PBAD201Public Administration

4

PSYC210Social Psychology

4

PSYC337Abnormal Psychology in the Workplace

4

UNIV201Career Planning and Management

4

Total Credit Hours:56

Courses: Concentration

CJHS300Human Service Practice in the Criminal Justice Setting

4

CJHS311Study of Alcohol Use and Abuse

5

CJHS315Child Abuse

4

CJHS320Alcohol & Drug Treatment Continuum

5

CJHS325Drug Use and Abuse

5

CJHS337Ethics for the CD Counselor

5

CJHS399Chemical Dependency Elective - Special Topics

5

CJHS411Foundations of Individual Counseling

5

CJHS421Foundations of Group Counseling

5

CJHS425Introduction to Family Counseling

5

 

CJUS475Internship

4

or

CJHS480CJ - Human Services Capstone

4

 

PBAD301Grant Writing Basics

4

PSYC301Child and Adolescent Psychopathology

5

Total Credit Hours:61

Total Credit Hours: 183

Locations

  • Colorado Springs
  • Aurora (Denver Area)
  • Virtual Campus