The program consists of 52 units of course work which is completed sequentially in two years (6 quarters). In lieu of a thesis, students are required to take the course "Social Problems, Law and Policy" in the winter quarter of the second year of study, which also serves as a capstone, or summary, course in which a research paper is completed. A degree is granted upon completion of 13 required courses.
Though majority of the program is online, students are required to take a course in residence on the UCI campus at the beginning of their course of study — "Introduction to Criminology, Law and Society." This accelerated 5-day introductory course is normally scheduled during the second week of September, before the fall quarter begins.
|YEAR ONE COURSES|
|Introduction to Criminology, Law and Society|
(Mandatory one-week class offered on the UCI campus)
|Legal Institutions and Society||4|
|Police, Courts and Corrections||4|
|Crime and Social Deviance||4|
|Public Policy, Crime and Criminal Justice||4|
|YEAR TWO COURSES|
|Social Problems, Law and Policy (capstone requirement)||4|
|Organizational Perspectives on the Legal System||4|
|Sentencing and Corrections||4|
|White Collar Crime||4|