CJS 377

Criminal Justice Practicum

1-8 Undergraduate credits
Effective August 1, 1998 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

This field practicum involves the student in the day-to-day function of a criminal justice agency. It is designed to provide students with an opportunity to translate the theoretically-oriented classroom experience into practical application.

Special information

Note: CJS 377 provides a way for students to earn academic credit in connection with an internship at a criminal justice organization.

Learning outcomes


  • Examine issues of diversity, ethics and social justice as they relate to work in the criminal justice arena.
  • Demonstrate written communication skills.
  • Identify and explain the mission statement of the organization and what the agency is doing to achieve its mission.
  • Evaluate how the agency fits in the larger picture of crime and justice.
  • Identify and explain the major goals and objectives of the practicum site and analyze it to overall criminal justice objectives.