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All Criminal Justice Majors who are seeking an A.S. Degree are required to register and successfully complete CCJ 2940, Criminal Justice Internship prior to graduation and all Criminal Justice Majors who are seeking an A.A. Degree may take CCJ 2940 as an elective.

Criminal Justice Majors may take and complete CCJ 2949, Criminal Justice Field Studies, instead of CCJ 2940, Criminal Justice Internship.    Criminal Justice Majors should consider registering for CCJ 2949 instead of CCJ 2940 if they are unsure of the type of criminal justice career or agency they are interested in pursuing or if they are unable to participate in a traditional internship due to schedule conflicts or background issues.

CCJ 2949, Criminal Justice Field Studies, combines classroom presentations with field observations and research assignments to enable the student to learn about the functioning of various agencies and careers within the criminal justice system. 

CCJ 2949, Criminal Justice Field Studies, is limited to Criminal Justice Majors and students cannot take both CCJ 2949 and CCJ 2940.

Students should not take the Field Studies course until after they have completed most of their criminal justice courses.   Students who register for the Field Studies Course prior to the semester preceding their last semester before graduation can be de-registered.




3 Credits
This course will provide students with an opportunity to learn about and observe the operations of various criminal justice agencies.  Students will be expected to compare classroom theory with the day-to-day operations of various criminal justice agencies and the roles and responsibilities of their professionals in the field.   The course will include classroom lectures and projects, agency ride-alongs, facility tours, court observations, and interviewing and shadowing agencies members.  In addition to limited classroom meetings, the student will also be required to spend a total of 100 clock hours, spread over the semester, in the field observing various agencies.

Prerequisites: Criminal Justice Majors only