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Crime, Law, and Justice (CLJBS) - ARCHIVE

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Begin Date: Summer Session 2004
End Date: Fall Semester 2006 -UCA

Crime, Law, and Justice - ARCHIVE

University Park, College of the Liberal Arts (CLJBS)

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 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 front of 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: 16-18 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 62-64 credits[1]
(This includes 4 credits of GENERAL EDUCATION GQ courses)

COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR (ALL OPTIONS): 41 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (17 credits)
CLJ 111(3)/ADM J 111(3), CLJ 012 GS(3)/ADM J 012 GS(3)/SOC 012 GS(3), CLJ 113(3)/ADM J 113(3) (Sem: 1-2)
STAT 200 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-8)
ADM J 240W(4) (Sem: 2-4)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (24 credits)
Select 3 credits from: CAS 283(3), CMPSC 100(3), CMPSC 101 GQ(3) (Sem: 1-8)
Select 6 credits in race, ethnicity and gender:
AAA S 100 GS;US(3), AAA S 101 GH;US(3), AAA S 103 US(3)/SOC 103 US(3)/WMNST 103 US(3), ADM J 453 US(3)/WMNST 453 US(3), AM ST 104 GH;US(3)/WMNST 104 GH;US(3), AM ST 105 GH;US(3), AM ST 405(3), ANTH 146 GS;US(3), CAS 271 US;IL(3), CAS 422 US(3), CAS 455 US(3), CAS 471 US;IL(3), CLJ 451(3), CMLIT 101 GH;US;IL(3), ENGL 135 GH;US(3), ENGL 139 GH;US(3), ENGL 462 US(3), HIST 154 GH;US(3), L I R 136 US(3)/WMNST 136 US(3), PHIL 009 GH(3), PSY 472 US(3), SOC 119 GS;US(4), SOC 409 US(3), SOC 419(3), SOC 429(3) or WMNST 001 GS;US;IL(3) (Sem: 1-8)
Select 6 credits from the core courses ADM J 230(3), ADM J 441(3), CLJ 432(3), CLJ 435(3), CLJ 467(3)/SOC 467(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 3 credits from ADM J 451 US(3), ADM J 453 US(3)/WMNST 453 US(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 6 additional credits at the 400-level in Crime, Law, and Justice (CLJ) (Sem: 5-8)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OPTION: 21-23 credits

BUSINESS OPTION: (21 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (6 credits)
ECON 002 GS(3), ECON 004 GS(3) (Sem: 1-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (15 credits)
Select 15 credits with at least 3 credits each from groups a, b, c, d (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) B LAW 243(3), L I R 401(3), L I R 411(3), L I R 434(3), L I R 435(3), L I R 437(3), SOC 444(3), SOC 455(3)
d) Select 3 credits from CAS 404(3), CAS 450W(3), CAS 452(3), CAS 471 US;IL(3), CAS 483(3), ENGL 418(3), ENGL 419(3), ENGL 421(3), FR 408(3), GER 408 IL(3), HIST 425 IL(3), HIST 458W(3), L I R 400-level course(s), PL SC 412(3), PL SC 417(3), PL SC 419(3), PL SC 420(3), PL SC 444(3), PSY 441(3), PSY 451(3), PSY 461(3), SOC 444(3), SOC 455(3), SOC 456(3), SPAN 412(3)

COMPUTING AND STATISTICS OPTION: (21 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (5 credits)
SOC 470(4), STAT 480(1) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (16 credits)
Select 16 credits from CAS 483(3), CMPSC 203 GQ(4), M I S 204(2); MATH 110 GQ(4) and MATH 111 GQ(2) or MATH 140 GQ(4) and MATH 141 GQ(4); STAT 460(3), STAT 462(3) or STAT 464(3) (Sem: 1-8)

LEGAL STUDIES OPTION: (21 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (3 credits)
PHIL 012 GQ(3) (Sem: 1-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (18 credits)
Select 3 credits from CAS 213(3), CAS 215(3), CAS 321(3) or CAS 250(3) (Sem: 3-8)
Select 12 credits from B LAW 243(3), B LAW 410(3), CLJ 432(3) or CLJ 467(3)/SOC 467(3), CLJ 469(3), COMM 403(3), L ST 470(3), PHIL 105 GH(3), PHIL 108 GH(3), PHIL 408(3), PL SC 403(3), PL SC 431(3), PL SC 432(3), PL SC 471(3), PL SC 472(3), SOC 405(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 3 credits from HIST 449 US(3), HIST 450 US(3), PL SC 473(3), PL SC 474(3), PL SC 475(3) (Sem: 5-8)

PRE-FORENSICS OPTION: (21-23 credits)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (21-23 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 15 credits from BIOL 011 GN(3) and BIOL 012 GN(1), BIOL 110 GN(4), BIOL 230W GH(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(3) or CHEM 036(2), CHEM 038(3) and CHEM 039(3), ENT 402(3), ENT 412(3), PHYS 250 GN(4) (Sem: 1-8)

SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH OPTION: (22-23 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (5 credits)
SOC 470(4), STAT 480(1) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (17-18 credits)
Select 8-9 credits from MATH 110 GQ(4) and MATH 111 GQ(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)

NOTE: Internships will be counted as elective credits (CLJ 395).

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

[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 #: 32-03-065

Review Date: 1/20/04

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