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 2412 Drugs and Substance Abuse

Credits : 3

This course relates the latest information on drugs to their effects on society and human behavior. Students will develop a better understanding of the individual problems and social conflicts that can arise when others misuse and abuse psychoactive substances, plus, the impact on their own personal lives. The student will explore and investigate drugs and drug use from the perspectives of behavioral, pharmacological, historical, social, legal, and clinical approaches.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply course concepts critically and competently through interaction with other Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Discuss Drug use, cycles, theories, and signals of abuse.
  • Compare the Laws regarding drug abuse and the cultural impact.
  • Identify some of the physical impact of drug use, specifically the nervous system
  • Describe some of the intended & unintended effects of drug interactions and the impact of Treatment Programs.
  • Discuss Psychological factors of drug use and the patterns of abuse and Treatment.
  • . Recognize the types of drugs; Depressants, Sedative-Hypnotics, Stimulants, Hallucinogens, and Over The Counter (Prescription Drugs).
  • Compare Alcohol as a drug, physical effects and types of consumption.
  • 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.
  • Discuss Alcohol abuse and cultural, gender, and family influences.
  • Explain cigarettes as a drug including the pharmacology of Nicotine.
  • Compare whether or not Marijuana is a Gateway drug and if it has valid medical use.
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Upper Division Courses

LGL 2412 Drugs and Substance Abuse

Credits : 3

This course relates the latest information on drugs to their effects on society and human behavior. Students will develop a better understanding of the individual problems and social conflicts that can arise when others misuse and abuse psychoactive substances, plus, the impact on their own personal lives. The student will explore and investigate drugs and drug use from the perspectives of behavioral, pharmacological, historical, social, legal, and clinical approaches.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply course concepts critically and competently through interaction with other Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Discuss Drug use, cycles, theories, and signals of abuse.
  • Compare the Laws regarding drug abuse and the cultural impact.
  • Identify some of the physical impact of drug use, specifically the nervous system
  • Describe some of the intended & unintended effects of drug interactions and the impact of Treatment Programs.
  • Discuss Psychological factors of drug use and the patterns of abuse and Treatment.
  • . Recognize the types of drugs; Depressants, Sedative-Hypnotics, Stimulants, Hallucinogens, and Over The Counter (Prescription Drugs).
  • Compare Alcohol as a drug, physical effects and types of consumption.
  • 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.
  • Discuss Alcohol abuse and cultural, gender, and family influences.
  • Explain cigarettes as a drug including the pharmacology of Nicotine.
  • Compare whether or not Marijuana is a Gateway drug and if it has valid medical use.
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Elective Courses

Lower Division Courses

LGL 2412 Drugs and Substance Abuse

Credits : 3

This course relates the latest information on drugs to their effects on society and human behavior. Students will develop a better understanding of the individual problems and social conflicts that can arise when others misuse and abuse psychoactive substances, plus, the impact on their own personal lives. The student will explore and investigate drugs and drug use from the perspectives of behavioral, pharmacological, historical, social, legal, and clinical approaches.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply course concepts critically and competently through interaction with other Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Discuss Drug use, cycles, theories, and signals of abuse.
  • Compare the Laws regarding drug abuse and the cultural impact.
  • Identify some of the physical impact of drug use, specifically the nervous system
  • Describe some of the intended & unintended effects of drug interactions and the impact of Treatment Programs.
  • Discuss Psychological factors of drug use and the patterns of abuse and Treatment.
  • . Recognize the types of drugs; Depressants, Sedative-Hypnotics, Stimulants, Hallucinogens, and Over The Counter (Prescription Drugs).
  • Compare Alcohol as a drug, physical effects and types of consumption.
  • 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.
  • Discuss Alcohol abuse and cultural, gender, and family influences.
  • Explain cigarettes as a drug including the pharmacology of Nicotine.
  • Compare whether or not Marijuana is a Gateway drug and if it has valid medical use.
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Upper Division Courses

LGL 2412 Drugs and Substance Abuse

Credits : 3

This course relates the latest information on drugs to their effects on society and human behavior. Students will develop a better understanding of the individual problems and social conflicts that can arise when others misuse and abuse psychoactive substances, plus, the impact on their own personal lives. The student will explore and investigate drugs and drug use from the perspectives of behavioral, pharmacological, historical, social, legal, and clinical approaches.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply course concepts critically and competently through interaction with other Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Discuss Drug use, cycles, theories, and signals of abuse.
  • Compare the Laws regarding drug abuse and the cultural impact.
  • Identify some of the physical impact of drug use, specifically the nervous system
  • Describe some of the intended & unintended effects of drug interactions and the impact of Treatment Programs.
  • Discuss Psychological factors of drug use and the patterns of abuse and Treatment.
  • . Recognize the types of drugs; Depressants, Sedative-Hypnotics, Stimulants, Hallucinogens, and Over The Counter (Prescription Drugs).
  • Compare Alcohol as a drug, physical effects and types of consumption.
  • 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.
  • Discuss Alcohol abuse and cultural, gender, and family influences.
  • Explain cigarettes as a drug including the pharmacology of Nicotine.
  • Compare whether or not Marijuana is a Gateway drug and if it has valid medical use.
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