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 2535 Terrorism Response: Infrastructure and Risk Analysis

Credits : 3

This course explores how modern societies with their interdependent social, technical and political systems are subject to a variety of vulnerabilities, and consequences. Threats range from natural hazards to accidents to terrorist attacks; vulnerabilities can be organizational, structural, or geographical; consequences include human casualties as well as economic losses. The focus of the course introduces the student to the critical infrastructure as outlined by the President's Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection that includes vital assets such as agriculture and food supplies, water, information technology, energy communications, healthcare and public health, transportation systems, banking and finance, and energy services. Students will explore critical infrastructure protection from a variety of perspectives including federal- and state-level policy, institutional framework, and risk analysis.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply course concepts critically and competently through interaction with other Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Explain the nature and application of NIMS, and ICS.
  • Describe the National Response Plan and the infrastructure preparedness cycle.
  • Discuss the essence of major incident and Terrorism response planning.
  • Describe responses to Chemical, Biological, Nerve and Radiological Terrorism.
  • Explain OPSEC and site security, plus, their strategic and tactical considerations.
  • Compare crime scene investigation of CBNR incident and routine disaster response.
  • 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 2535 Terrorism Response: Infrastructure and Risk Analysis

Credits : 3

This course explores how modern societies with their interdependent social, technical and political systems are subject to a variety of vulnerabilities, and consequences. Threats range from natural hazards to accidents to terrorist attacks; vulnerabilities can be organizational, structural, or geographical; consequences include human casualties as well as economic losses. The focus of the course introduces the student to the critical infrastructure as outlined by the President's Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection that includes vital assets such as agriculture and food supplies, water, information technology, energy communications, healthcare and public health, transportation systems, banking and finance, and energy services. Students will explore critical infrastructure protection from a variety of perspectives including federal- and state-level policy, institutional framework, and risk analysis.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply course concepts critically and competently through interaction with other Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Explain the nature and application of NIMS, and ICS.
  • Describe the National Response Plan and the infrastructure preparedness cycle.
  • Discuss the essence of major incident and Terrorism response planning.
  • Describe responses to Chemical, Biological, Nerve and Radiological Terrorism.
  • Explain OPSEC and site security, plus, their strategic and tactical considerations.
  • Compare crime scene investigation of CBNR incident and routine disaster response.
  • 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 2535 Terrorism Response: Infrastructure and Risk Analysis

Credits : 3

This course explores how modern societies with their interdependent social, technical and political systems are subject to a variety of vulnerabilities, and consequences. Threats range from natural hazards to accidents to terrorist attacks; vulnerabilities can be organizational, structural, or geographical; consequences include human casualties as well as economic losses. The focus of the course introduces the student to the critical infrastructure as outlined by the President's Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection that includes vital assets such as agriculture and food supplies, water, information technology, energy communications, healthcare and public health, transportation systems, banking and finance, and energy services. Students will explore critical infrastructure protection from a variety of perspectives including federal- and state-level policy, institutional framework, and risk analysis.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply course concepts critically and competently through interaction with other Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Explain the nature and application of NIMS, and ICS.
  • Describe the National Response Plan and the infrastructure preparedness cycle.
  • Discuss the essence of major incident and Terrorism response planning.
  • Describe responses to Chemical, Biological, Nerve and Radiological Terrorism.
  • Explain OPSEC and site security, plus, their strategic and tactical considerations.
  • Compare crime scene investigation of CBNR incident and routine disaster response.
  • 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 2535 Terrorism Response: Infrastructure and Risk Analysis

Credits : 3

This course explores how modern societies with their interdependent social, technical and political systems are subject to a variety of vulnerabilities, and consequences. Threats range from natural hazards to accidents to terrorist attacks; vulnerabilities can be organizational, structural, or geographical; consequences include human casualties as well as economic losses. The focus of the course introduces the student to the critical infrastructure as outlined by the President's Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection that includes vital assets such as agriculture and food supplies, water, information technology, energy communications, healthcare and public health, transportation systems, banking and finance, and energy services. Students will explore critical infrastructure protection from a variety of perspectives including federal- and state-level policy, institutional framework, and risk analysis.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply course concepts critically and competently through interaction with other Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Explain the nature and application of NIMS, and ICS.
  • Describe the National Response Plan and the infrastructure preparedness cycle.
  • Discuss the essence of major incident and Terrorism response planning.
  • Describe responses to Chemical, Biological, Nerve and Radiological Terrorism.
  • Explain OPSEC and site security, plus, their strategic and tactical considerations.
  • Compare crime scene investigation of CBNR incident and routine disaster response.
  • 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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