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CJ 285   Criminal Justice Internship* (3 Hours)

Prerequisites : Fifteen credit hours in CJ courses and department approval or a 2.0 or higher grade point average and department approval.

Students augment their academic course work with an internship in an appropriate setting under instructional supervision. Internship projects are cooperative efforts between appropriate federal, state or local criminal justice agencies or not-for-profit organizations, and college staff and students. Internships give students the opportunity to participate in the real-world application of their academic studies. In addition, this synthesis of classroom study with practical experience provides students with skills and insights useful in selecting a career in the field of criminal justice. The student spends the equivalent of 12 hours per week for 14 weeks performing internship duties over the course of the semester or a total of 168 hours.