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Begin Date: Fall Semester 2004
End Date: Summer Session 2012

Crime, Law, and Justice - ARCHIVE

University Park, College of the Liberal Arts (CLJBA)

PROFESSOR JOHN ICELAND, Head, Department of Sociology, and Crime, Law, and Justice

(The Bachelor of Arts degree in Crime, Law, and Justice is offered by the Crime, Law, and Justice Program in the Department of Sociology.)

This major provides students with a broadly based liberal education focused on the understanding and analysis of crime and justice systems. Students obtain a foundation of knowledge of the basic components of the criminal justice and legal systems as well as abilities to solve problems, think and read critically, and write effectively within the context of criminal justice and criminological research and theory.

The B.A. 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.A. degree in Crime, Law and, Justice, a minimum of 121 credits is required.

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

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(4 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in this bulletin.)

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

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in ELECTIVES, GENERAL EDUCATION course selection, or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

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

ELECTIVES: 21 credits

BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 24 credits
(3 of these 24 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR, GENERAL EDUCATION, or ELECTIVES and 0-12 credits are included in ELECTIVES if foreign language proficiency is demonstrated by examination.)
(See description of Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements in this bulletin.)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 35 credits[1]
(This includes 4 credits of General Education GQ courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (17 credits)
CRIM 100(3)/CRIMJ 100(3), CRIM 012 GS(3)/CRIMJ 012 GS(3)/SOC 012 GS(3), CRIM 113(3)/CRIM J 113(3) (Sem: 1-4)
STAT 200 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-8)
CRIMJ 240W(4) (Sem: 2-4)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (18 credits)
Select 3 credits from: CAS 283(3), CMPSC 100(3), CMPSC 101 GQ(3) (Sem: 1-8)
Select 3 credits from: CRIMJ 451 US(3), CRIMJ 453 US(3)/WMNST 453 US(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 6 credits from the core courses: CRIMJ 230(3), CRIM 432(3), CRIM 435(3), CRIMJ 441(3), CRIM 467(3)/CRIMJ 467(3)/SOC 467(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 6 additional credits at the 400 level in Criminology (Sem: 5-8)

[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 2004

Blue Sheet Item #: 32-03-064

Review Date: 2/20/04

UCA Revision #2: 7/27/07

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