BSCJ | Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice Courses at CalSouthern

The criminal justice courses that comprise CalSouthern’s Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice are what distinguish this innovative degree program. The program includes fundamental subjects core to any comprehensive criminal justice program, such as criminology and criminal law, legal procedure, and principles of investigation. However, you’ll also find cutting-edge, technology-driven criminal justice courses such as digital crime, homeland security, and terrorism. In addition—and making CalSouthern’s program so unique and well-rounded—you can select courses exploring the ethics of criminal justice, social psychology, forensic psychology, and cultural diversity in criminal justice, among many others.

Required Core Courses

Lower Division Courses

LGL 2225 Social Psychology

Credits : 3

This course focuses on the role of social psychology explaining how emotion, motivation, and cognition can operate together to influence an individual’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. The student also investigates advancements in social psychology through recent developments in neuroscience research, plus, our cultural interactions in various societal events such as politics, sports, business, law, entertainment, the Internet, and other life domains.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply course concepts critically and competently through interaction with other Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Discuss social neuroscience, evolutionary psychology, and cross-cultural research.
  • Describe self-concept, self-presentation, and strategic self-presentation.
  • Explain confirmation biases, self-monitoring, attribution theory, central traits, and mind perception.
  • Discuss sexism, racism, stereotypes, and attitudes.
  • Discuss collectivism, compliance, conformity, individualism, and minority influence.
  • Investigate common sense testing and the brainstorming process.
  • Explain the “prisoner’s dilemma,” group cohesiveness, and social loafing.
  • Evaluate and incorporate emerging relevant technologies applicable to the field of law enforcement.
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regards to information and information technology.
  • Analyze and evaluate your overall comprehension of the course relative to a broad-based evaluation of your understanding of the course concepts.
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Upper Division Courses

LGL 2225 Social Psychology

Credits : 3

This course focuses on the role of social psychology explaining how emotion, motivation, and cognition can operate together to influence an individual’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. The student also investigates advancements in social psychology through recent developments in neuroscience research, plus, our cultural interactions in various societal events such as politics, sports, business, law, entertainment, the Internet, and other life domains.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply course concepts critically and competently through interaction with other Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Discuss social neuroscience, evolutionary psychology, and cross-cultural research.
  • Describe self-concept, self-presentation, and strategic self-presentation.
  • Explain confirmation biases, self-monitoring, attribution theory, central traits, and mind perception.
  • Discuss sexism, racism, stereotypes, and attitudes.
  • Discuss collectivism, compliance, conformity, individualism, and minority influence.
  • Investigate common sense testing and the brainstorming process.
  • Explain the “prisoner’s dilemma,” group cohesiveness, and social loafing.
  • Evaluate and incorporate emerging relevant technologies applicable to the field of law enforcement.
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regards to information and information technology.
  • Analyze and evaluate your overall comprehension of the course relative to a broad-based evaluation of your understanding of the course concepts.
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Elective Courses

Lower Division Courses

LGL 2225 Social Psychology

Credits : 3

This course focuses on the role of social psychology explaining how emotion, motivation, and cognition can operate together to influence an individual’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. The student also investigates advancements in social psychology through recent developments in neuroscience research, plus, our cultural interactions in various societal events such as politics, sports, business, law, entertainment, the Internet, and other life domains.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply course concepts critically and competently through interaction with other Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Discuss social neuroscience, evolutionary psychology, and cross-cultural research.
  • Describe self-concept, self-presentation, and strategic self-presentation.
  • Explain confirmation biases, self-monitoring, attribution theory, central traits, and mind perception.
  • Discuss sexism, racism, stereotypes, and attitudes.
  • Discuss collectivism, compliance, conformity, individualism, and minority influence.
  • Investigate common sense testing and the brainstorming process.
  • Explain the “prisoner’s dilemma,” group cohesiveness, and social loafing.
  • Evaluate and incorporate emerging relevant technologies applicable to the field of law enforcement.
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regards to information and information technology.
  • Analyze and evaluate your overall comprehension of the course relative to a broad-based evaluation of your understanding of the course concepts.
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Upper Division Courses

LGL 2225 Social Psychology

Credits : 3

This course focuses on the role of social psychology explaining how emotion, motivation, and cognition can operate together to influence an individual’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. The student also investigates advancements in social psychology through recent developments in neuroscience research, plus, our cultural interactions in various societal events such as politics, sports, business, law, entertainment, the Internet, and other life domains.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply course concepts critically and competently through interaction with other Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Discuss social neuroscience, evolutionary psychology, and cross-cultural research.
  • Describe self-concept, self-presentation, and strategic self-presentation.
  • Explain confirmation biases, self-monitoring, attribution theory, central traits, and mind perception.
  • Discuss sexism, racism, stereotypes, and attitudes.
  • Discuss collectivism, compliance, conformity, individualism, and minority influence.
  • Investigate common sense testing and the brainstorming process.
  • Explain the “prisoner’s dilemma,” group cohesiveness, and social loafing.
  • Evaluate and incorporate emerging relevant technologies applicable to the field of law enforcement.
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regards to information and information technology.
  • Analyze and evaluate your overall comprehension of the course relative to a broad-based evaluation of your understanding of the course concepts.
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