13: Continuing Education

General Information | Facilities | General Regulations | Tuition, Fees, and Refunds
Certificate Program and Course Descriptions | Faculty

Certification in Criminal Justice Education | Certificate Program in Human Resources Management
Certificate Program in Accounting | Certificate Program in Procurement and Contract Management
Certificate Program in Editing

Course Descriptions

CJ 501 - (3) (Y)
Human Behavior in Organizations

Advanced course which focusing on changing patterns of behavior in organizations. As a program of study and exercises related to human behavior, it identifies problem areas in organizations, how structural relationships and leadership patterns influence the climate of an agency, and how groups influence the behavior of individuals within an organizational setting. The methods and strategies of organizational development are examined with the aim of increasing effectiveness and adaptation to change.

CJ 502 - (3) (Y)
Independent Study and Research

This graduate experience permits students to work, under close faculty guidance, on individual research projects when particular needs cannot be met by registration in regularly scheduled courses. Credit is determined by the nature and scope of the project undertaken.

CJ 503 - (3) (Y)
Executive Leadership

Analysis of the leadership role and the leadership process. The requirements and developmental needs for current and future leadership roles are emphasized.

CJ 507 - (3) (Y)
Managing Organizational Change and Development

Seminar course focuses on the effect of change and development on the behavior of employees. It studies the nature of planned change, methods of managing change, ways to diagnose changes and development, and ways to implement change in police departments and other organizations.

CJ 511 - (3) (Y)
Applied Research Methods in Law Enforcement

Graduate-level course combining research methodology and introductory statistics. Uses computers for the purpose of conducting data analysis with SPSS and analysis of research proposals and studies related to police concerns are subject areas, with extensive hands-on use of computers and critiques of existing research articles and proposals.

CJ 514 - (3) (Y)
Violence in America

Encompasses a historical, contemporary, and future perspective. Issues include the role of weapons in American culture, patterns and trends of violence, legitimate use of violence, cultural differences and formulation of value systems, relationship of drugs and violence, and the role of women and the media. Examines research findings and discusses the role of high technology in dealing with violence and the future of violence in America.

CJ 521 - (3) (Y)
Contemporary Issues in Law Enforcement

Focuses on instructional problems and curricular concerns in various areas of law enforcement education, with an emphasis on the systematic development, implementation, evaluation, and administration of law enforcement education and training programs.

CJ 523 - (3) (Y)
Seminar in Media Relations for the Law Enforcement Executive

Focuses on contemporary relations between law enforcement and the news media. Particular emphasis is on the development of a proactive versus reactive departmental media strategy.

CJ 534 - (3) (Y)
Forensic Application of DNA Typing Methods

A comprehensive exposure to the methods of molecular biology that enable detection of polymorphic regions in DNA. Focuses on principles of human genetics; structure and function of DNA; techniques pertinent to recombinant DNA; categories of polymorphisms that occur in DNA; and detailed examinations of the molecular biochemistry that underlies each of the DNA typing procedures used in the forensic laboratory.

CJ 535 - (3) (Y)
Laboratory Application of DNA Typing Methods

Devoted exclusively to the laboratory techniques that enable genetic typing of DNA in forensic evidence specimens through restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis. Laboratory procedures accompany material presented in CJ 534, and center on typing procedure as it applies to the individualization of body fluids and stains. Interpretation and presentation of test results included.

CJ 559 - (3) (Y)
Clinical Forensic Psychology

Conducted as a graduate seminar and geared toward the student with a general background and understanding of the basic principles of psychopathology and psychodynamics. Focuses on behavioral analysis of crime scenes and behavioral aspects of interviewing and interrogation. Enrollment is limited to 12 students.

CJ 587 - (3) (Y)
Community Policing Issues

Similar to CJ 387 with additional course focus and requirements for graduate students.


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