Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

The Criminal Justice program provides students with basic and applied knowledge on the nature and causes of crime and delinquency, law and the legal system for juveniles and adults in American society, and the decision-making processes of criminal justice agencies. The program provides students with a strong foundation for success in practitioner settings and advanced graduate studies.

Rutland is one of Vermont’s most opportune areas for professional development with a variety of criminal justice-related agencies in the county. These include district court, county sheriff and city police departments, probation and parole, correctional facilities, recruit and in-service police and corrections training academies, diversion court and restorative justice programs. There are opportunities for Criminal Justice students to engage in meaningful internships throughout the VT-NY-NH region.

General Education Core Requirements

  • ACT110 College Experience
  • ENG101 Introduction to College Writing and Information Literacy
  • ENG102 Reading and Writing About Literature
  • SCI101 Biology w/ lab
  • COM101 Speech Communication
  • CIS101A Microsoft Windows/Word
  • PSY102 Introduction to Psychology
  • PHI301 Ethics for the Professional
  • MAT202 Statistics
  • CRJ350 Forensic Science
  • Social Science
  • Fine Arts
  • Math Elective (MAT101 or BUS102)
  • Philosophy or Religion Elective
  • English Elective

Criminal Justice Specific Requirements

  • CRJ101 Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • CRJ210 Law & Society
  • CRJ230 Drugs & Society
  • CRJ240 Professional Writing for CRJ
  • CRJ250 Race, Ethnicity, Gender and Class
  • CRJ270 Victimology
  • CRJ280 Juvenile Justice
  • CRJ281 Policing in America
  • CRJ282 Corrections 3
  • CRJ283 Criminal Justice Admin.
  • CRJ285 Criminal Procedure
  • CRJ310 Criminology
  • CRJ311 Interpersonal Skills for CRJ
  • CRJ312 Criminal Law
  • CRJ320 Internship I in CRJ
  • CRJ340 Corporate & White Collar Crime
  • CRJ440 Criminal Justice Seminar (Capstone course)

Criminal Justice Elective Courses (Select two)

  • CRJ261; CRJ262; CRJ263; CRJ313; CRJ314; CRJ315; CRJ316;
  • CRJ361; CRJ370; CRJ400; CRJ420; CRJ420A; CRJ430

General Elective Courses (Select 8-9)

  • Various Psychology and Humans Services Courses