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Crime, Law, and Justice (CLJBS) - Archive

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Begin Date: Summer Session 2000
End Date: Spring Semester 2004

Crime, Law, and Justice (CLJBS) - Archive

University Park, College of the Liberal Arts

PROFESSOR GLENN FIREBAUGH, Head, Department of Sociology

This major provides the opportunity to develop a stronger foundation in research methods, quantification, and the sciences. It prepares students with relevant aptitudes for pursuing further studies or finding employment where such knowledge is advantageous. Students contemplating futures in social science research, business, forensics, public service, and paralegal positions should consider this degree or some of its recommended courses.

Either the B.A. or B.S. degree is suitable for students seeking entry-level positions in the criminal justice system and for students interested in graduate and law school. Students interested in acquiring strong quantitative skills should consider the B.S. degree.

For the B.S. degree in Crime, Law, and Justice, a minimum of 124 credits is required.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(4-6 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

INTERCULTURAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETENCE:
(Included in ELECTIVES, GENERAL EDUCATION course selection, or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 23-27 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 58-62 credits[1]
(This includes 4-6 credits of GENERAL EDUCATION GQ courses)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (13 credits)
ADM J 012 GS(3), ADM J 111(3) (Sem: 1-2)
STAT 200 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-8)
ADM J 240W(3) (Sem: 2-4)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (18 credits)
Select 3 credits from: CMPSC 100(3), CMPSC 101 GQ(3), L A 283(3) (Sem: 1-8)
Select 6 credits in race, ethnicity and gender:
ADM J 451(3), ADM J 453 GI(3), AM ST 405(3), ANTH 146 GS;GI(3), ,CAS 471 GI(3) CMLIT 101 GH;DF(3), ENGL 135 GH;GI(3), SOC 119 GS;GI(3), or SOC 409 GS;GI(3) (Sem: 1-8)
Select 6 credits from the core courses ADM J 230(3), ADM J 417(3), ADM J 441(3), ADM J 472(3), ADM J 485(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 3 credits from ADM J 451(3) or ADM J 453 GI(3) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (27-31 credits)
Select 9 credits at the 400 level in Administration of Justice (Sem: 5-8)

Select one of the following areas, a, b, c, d, or e:
a. Legal Studies--Select 18 credits
PHIL 012 GQ(3) (Sem: 1-8)
Select 3 credits from CAS 213(3), CAS 215(3), CAS 250(3), or CAS 321(3) (Sem: 3-8)
Select 9 credits from ADM J 417(3) or ADM J 470(3) or ADM J 472(3), B LAW 243(3), B LAW 410(3), COMM 403(3), L ST 470(3), PHIL 105 GH(3), PL SC 471(3), PL SC 472(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 3 credits from HIST 449(3), HIST 450(3), PL SC 473(3), PL SC 474(3), PL SC 475(3) (Sem: 5-8)

b. Business--Select 21 credits
ECON 002 GS(3), ECON 004 GS(3) (Sem: 1-8)
Select 12 credits with at least 3 credits each from groups a, b, c (Sem: 3-8)
a) ECON 302 GS(3), FIN 100(3)
b) MGMT 100(3), MKTG 221(3), PSY 231 GS(3), PSY 441(3), PSY 451(3), PSY 461(3)
c) ADM J 473(3), B LAW 243(3)
d) Select 3 credits in consultation with adviser

c. Computing & Statistics--Select 20-22 credits
SOC 470(4), STAT 480(1) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 15-17 credits from CMPSC 203 GQ(4), L A 483(3), MATH 110 GQ(4) and MATH 111 GQ(2) or MATH 140 GQ(4) and MATH 141 GQ(4), M I S 204(2), STAT 460(3), STAT 462(3) or STAT 464(3) (Sem: 1-8)

d. Social Science Research--Select 20-22credits
SOC 470(4), STAT 480(1) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 6-8 credits from MATH 110 GQ(4) and MATH 111(2) or MATH 140 GQ(4) and MATH 141 GQ(4), STAT 460(3), STAT 462(3), STAT 464(3) (Sem: 1-8)
Select 9 credits from HD FS 401(3), PL SC 420(3), PSY 419(3), any 400-level STAT course (Sem: 5-8)

e. Pre-forensics--Select 20-22 credits
Select 6-8 credits from MATH 110 GQ(4) and MATH 111 GQ(2) or MATH 140 GQ(4) and MATH 141 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-8)
Select 14-16 credits from BIOL 011 GN(3) and BIOL 012 GN(1), BIOL 110 GN(4), BIOL 230W GN(4), CHEM 012 GN(3) and CHEM 014 GN(1) or CHEM 013 GN(3) and CHEM 015 GN(1), CHEM 034(3) and CHEM 035(1) or CHEM 036(2), CHEM 038(3) and CHEM 039(3), ENT 402(3), ENT 412 (3), PHYS 250 GN(4) (Sem: 1-8)

NOTE: Internships will be counted as elective credits.

NOTE: The following themes should be incorporated into all ADM J classes, as appropriate: ethical issues, ethnicity and gender issues, and theory.

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[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2000

Blue Sheet Item #: 28-06-057A

Review Date: 9/2/03

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