** This schedule is tentative and subject to change **
** This schedule applies to the on-campus criminal justice graduate program **
** (View the tentative schedule of courses offered at the Roanoke Higher Education Center) **
You should work closely with your advisor to plan the schedule that best meets your academic needs. For full-time students planning to complete the program in two years without summer coursework, the following schedule is recommended:
Fall, 1st Year
Spring, 1st Year
|Fall, 2nd Year
(or Thesis, if MA)
|Spring, 2nd Year
(or Thesis, if MA)
This general scheduling advice is provided to all students:
- Register at your assigned time; do not wait until the beginning of the semester to sign up for classes.
- If you need a required course to graduate and it is full, please contact the department chair (Dr. Stephen Owen, firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Full-time graduate students are required to take CRJU-600 and CRJU-670 during the fall semester of their initial enrollment (and are strongly encouraged to take CRJU-655) and CRJU-671 and CRJU-675 during the spring semester of their initial enrollment. Part-time students are required to take CRJU-600, CRJU-670, CRJU-671, and CRJU-675 prior to taking other courses during semesters in which these courses are offered. Departures from this policy must be approved by the Graduate Coordinator.
- CRJU-670 is a prerequisite to CRJU-671; plan accordingly.
- CRJU-691 should be taken toward the end of your program.
A sample schedule for Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's students is available here.
Each required core course is offered once a year, on the following rotation:
CRJU-600, Survey of Criminal Justice
CRJU-691, Public Policy and Criminal Justice
|Spring Semesters||CRJU-671, Quantitative Methods in Criminal Justice Research
CRJU-675, Studies in Criminological Theory
In addition to the required courses, we offer graduate electives each semester. We plan to offer electives on the following rotation:
CRJU-590, Seminar: Domestic Violence
CRJU-643, Social Awareness
CRJU-672, Applications in Crime Analysis
CRJU-676, Environmental Criminology
CRJU-635, Foundations of Law Enforcement
CRJU-673, Crime Mapping
CRJU-590, Criminal Justice in Film and Literature (Summer I)
CRJU-690, Enhancing Police Training (Summer II)