Quinn Bill Certified: Curry College Criminal Justice programs are Police Career Incentive Pay Program (PCIPP) certified by the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education. The PCIPP Program, also known as the Quinn Bill, was enacted by the Massachusetts Legislature to encourage police officers to earn degrees in law enforcement and criminal justice. It provides educational incentives for regular full-time officers in participating cities and towns through salary increases.
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Gain the knowledge and skills you need to advance in your current career, chart a new career direction or pursue your particular interest in areas such as law enforcement, criminal rehabilitation and community and social service. In classes with busy, working adults just like yourself, you'll explore key subject areas such as criminal law and procedure, criminology, policing, corrections, ethics, law enforcement, crime deterrence, and deviance and social control. You'll improve your skills in critical thinking, problem solving, presentation and communication as you apply theory to practice and acquire the academic foundation for future graduate work.
Our new Hyflex Schedule means it’s your choice, every week – attend class in-person, or online by ZOOM– even change your mind from week to week. Benefit from the support Curry is known for, in a format that’s better than hybrid – it’s truly your choice.
The time required to complete your degree depends on the number of courses you take each term, which you can determine according to your personal and professional responsibilities. With new courses beginning at Curry every eight weeks, your progress can be as fast or as flexible as you choose.
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The Division of Continuing and Graduate Studies offers 8-week terms. Our evening and online schedules provide you the opportunity to pursue your education while managing life's responsibilities.
Carrying a part-time schedule, you can complete up to 6 courses a year by carrying one course each term.
Attend full-time by carrying a part-time course load. How? By enrolling in 2 courses every 8 weeks, you will complete a full-time course load on a part-time basis.
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Grade Requirements for Criminal Justice Majors
Students who major in Criminal Justice must achieve a grade of C- or above in all core courses in the major. If a student receives a lower grade than a C-, that student will need to repeat the course.
|CJ 1000||Intro to Criminal Justice Systems
and the Administration of Justice
|CJ 2020||Criminal Law||3|
|CJ 2030||Criminal Procedure||3|
|CJ/SOC 2350||Human Diversity in Criminal Justice||3|
|CJ/SOC 2600||Methods in Social Research||3|
|CJ 3300||Justice and Human Rights Advocacy||3|
|CJ 3900||Capstone Seminar: Criminal Justice||3|
Criminal Justice Electives:
|Six credits, one each at the 2000- and 3000-level
(May also be used to fill a concentration)
|CJ Requirements Total:||33|
Requirements in Related Areas:
|MATH 1150||Statistics I||3|
|CJ/SOC 1140||Quantitative Data Analysis
for the Social Sciences
Related requirements outside of the Criminal Justice Major:
Two related requirements (six credits) outside the major; may also be used to fulfill a concentration. The six credits must be from two different academic disciplines except for foreign language sequences. Students who, in addition to the Criminal Justice major, are also a major or minor in another discipline are exempt from Criminal Justice Related Requirements.
|AC 2010||Identity Theft|
|BLKS/SOC 2000||Contemporary Black Worlds|
|BLKS/P&H 2330||African-American History|
|BLKS/P&H 2450||Introduction to African-American Cultures|
|BLKS/HW 3050||Race, Class, Gender, and Health|
|BUS 2610||Crisis Management|
|COM 2010||Public Speaking|
|COM 2020||Intercultural Communication|
|COM 2100||Managerial Communication|
|COM 2112||Conflict Management|
|COM 2230||Writing for Communication|
|ED 2455||Programming for Positive Youth Development|
|FSC 1700||Forensic Photography|
|FSC 2700||Intro to Forensic Science|
|IT 2216||Network Security|
|P&H 2310||American Constitutional Law|
|PRS 2470||Social and Political Philosophy|
|PSY 2100||Adolescent Psychology|
|PSY 2125||Substance Use Counseling|
|PSY 2200||Behavior Disorders in Children|
|PSY 2250||Family Life|
|PSY 2300||Abnormal Psychology|
|PSY 2310||Psychology of Criminal Behavior|
|PSY 2320||Psychology and the Law|
|PSY 2330||Drugs and Behavior|
|PSY 3130||Brain and Behavior|
|PSY 3200||Stress, Coping, and Adaptation|
|PSY 3210||Stereotypes and Prejudice|
|PSY 3260||Psychology of Violence and Terror|
|SOC 2050||Social Problems|
|SOC 2200||Race and Ethnicity|
|SOC/SWK 2420||Working with Groups|
|SOC 2470||Sex, Gender & Sexuality|
|SOC 2760||Wealth, Poverty, and Social Class|
|SOC 2490||Grassroots: Organizing, Leadership and Change|
|SOC 2510||Social Movements|
|SOC/SWK 3390||Crisis Intervention|
|SOC/BLKS 3600||Chocolate Cities|
|SPE 2600||Introduction to Special Education|
|SWK 2310||Introduction to Social Work|
|SWK 2410||Working with Individuals|
|SWK 3000||Advocacy in Social Work Practice:
Community Organization, Management and Policy
|____________||Any foreign language course|
Please note, some of the above courses may have a prerequisite.
According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data from 2020, individuals with a bachelor's degree earn 40% more per week than those with an Associate's degree.
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