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 2228 Homeland Security

Credits : 3

This course surveys the policies, practices, concepts and challenges confronting criminal justice and intelligence practitioners in Homeland Security. It provides an overview of threats to domestic security from terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, and other related risks and vulnerabilities. It examines the strategies and systems involved in protecting against and responding to threats. Discussion includes the managerial, political, legal and organizational issues related to crisis planning and response, the National Strategy for Homeland Security, the National Infrastructure Plan, and the role of local law enforcement in homeland security activities.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with other Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Investigate the overall role of the Department of Homeland Security and apparatus for implementing security protocols.
  • Explore the role and legal aspects of the National Infrastructure Project.
  • Determine how to identify terrorist foundations, groups, sponsors and safe havens.
  • Examine the impact of organized crime, intelligence and counterintelligence relative to terrorism.
  • Assess the development and implementation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs) and cybercrime terrorism.
  • Analyze where terrorists obtain financing and how Homeland Security responses to threats.
  • Summarize the priorities of Homeland Security’s response to incidents and threats, plus, their action protocols for policing.
  • Conduct research into your Homeland Security Issue, relative to the course objectives, and prepare a professional paper based on your findings and analysis.
  • Assess the students overall comprehension of the course relative to a broad-based evaluation of their understanding of the concepts and constructs.
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Upper Division Courses

LGL 2228 Homeland Security

Credits : 3

This course surveys the policies, practices, concepts and challenges confronting criminal justice and intelligence practitioners in Homeland Security. It provides an overview of threats to domestic security from terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, and other related risks and vulnerabilities. It examines the strategies and systems involved in protecting against and responding to threats. Discussion includes the managerial, political, legal and organizational issues related to crisis planning and response, the National Strategy for Homeland Security, the National Infrastructure Plan, and the role of local law enforcement in homeland security activities.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with other Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Investigate the overall role of the Department of Homeland Security and apparatus for implementing security protocols.
  • Explore the role and legal aspects of the National Infrastructure Project.
  • Determine how to identify terrorist foundations, groups, sponsors and safe havens.
  • Examine the impact of organized crime, intelligence and counterintelligence relative to terrorism.
  • Assess the development and implementation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs) and cybercrime terrorism.
  • Analyze where terrorists obtain financing and how Homeland Security responses to threats.
  • Summarize the priorities of Homeland Security’s response to incidents and threats, plus, their action protocols for policing.
  • Conduct research into your Homeland Security Issue, relative to the course objectives, and prepare a professional paper based on your findings and analysis.
  • Assess the students overall comprehension of the course relative to a broad-based evaluation of their understanding of the concepts and constructs.
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Elective Courses

Lower Division Courses

LGL 2228 Homeland Security

Credits : 3

This course surveys the policies, practices, concepts and challenges confronting criminal justice and intelligence practitioners in Homeland Security. It provides an overview of threats to domestic security from terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, and other related risks and vulnerabilities. It examines the strategies and systems involved in protecting against and responding to threats. Discussion includes the managerial, political, legal and organizational issues related to crisis planning and response, the National Strategy for Homeland Security, the National Infrastructure Plan, and the role of local law enforcement in homeland security activities.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with other Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Investigate the overall role of the Department of Homeland Security and apparatus for implementing security protocols.
  • Explore the role and legal aspects of the National Infrastructure Project.
  • Determine how to identify terrorist foundations, groups, sponsors and safe havens.
  • Examine the impact of organized crime, intelligence and counterintelligence relative to terrorism.
  • Assess the development and implementation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs) and cybercrime terrorism.
  • Analyze where terrorists obtain financing and how Homeland Security responses to threats.
  • Summarize the priorities of Homeland Security’s response to incidents and threats, plus, their action protocols for policing.
  • Conduct research into your Homeland Security Issue, relative to the course objectives, and prepare a professional paper based on your findings and analysis.
  • Assess the students overall comprehension of the course relative to a broad-based evaluation of their understanding of the concepts and constructs.
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Upper Division Courses

LGL 2228 Homeland Security

Credits : 3

This course surveys the policies, practices, concepts and challenges confronting criminal justice and intelligence practitioners in Homeland Security. It provides an overview of threats to domestic security from terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, and other related risks and vulnerabilities. It examines the strategies and systems involved in protecting against and responding to threats. Discussion includes the managerial, political, legal and organizational issues related to crisis planning and response, the National Strategy for Homeland Security, the National Infrastructure Plan, and the role of local law enforcement in homeland security activities.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with other Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Investigate the overall role of the Department of Homeland Security and apparatus for implementing security protocols.
  • Explore the role and legal aspects of the National Infrastructure Project.
  • Determine how to identify terrorist foundations, groups, sponsors and safe havens.
  • Examine the impact of organized crime, intelligence and counterintelligence relative to terrorism.
  • Assess the development and implementation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs) and cybercrime terrorism.
  • Analyze where terrorists obtain financing and how Homeland Security responses to threats.
  • Summarize the priorities of Homeland Security’s response to incidents and threats, plus, their action protocols for policing.
  • Conduct research into your Homeland Security Issue, relative to the course objectives, and prepare a professional paper based on your findings and analysis.
  • Assess the students overall comprehension of the course relative to a broad-based evaluation of their understanding of the concepts and constructs.
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