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Bachelor of Arts in Justice Studies*

*Students who matriculated prior to Fall 2012 should consult with their Justice Studies advisor or the Department Secretary (456-8026) for the course requirements that pertain to them.

Course Requirements

Course No. Course Title Credits
PHIL 206Ethics3
POL 202American Government4
PSYC 110Introduction to Psychology4
SOC 207Crime and Criminal Justice4

Research Methods

Choose Option I, II or III below
Option I (For all justice studies majors, including those double majoring in justice studies and sociology)
SOC 302Social Research Methods I4
SOC 404Research Methods II4
Option II (For students double majoring in justice studies and political science)
POL 300Methodology in Political Science4
SOC 404Research Methods II4
Option III (For students double majoring in justice studies and psychology)
PSYC 320Research Methods II: Behavioral Statistics4
SOC 302Social Research Methods I4

Core Theory and Capstone

JSTD 466Seminar in Justice Studies4
POL 332Civil Liberties in the United States4
SOC 309The Sociology of Delinquency and Crime4
Core Choices
Three courses from
ANTH 333Comparative Law and Justice (*)4
HIST 315Western Legal Systems (**)4
PHIL 321Social and Political Philosophy3
POL 327Internship in State Government (***)4
OR
POL 328Field Experiences in the Public Sector4
POL 335Jurisprudence and the American Judicial Process4
SOC 318Law and Society4
SOC 340Law Enforcement: Theory and Application4
SOC 341Corrections: Process and Theory4
*Or SOC 333
**Or POL 315
***Double majors in justice studies and social work may choose SWRK 436.

Cognates

Two courses from
JSTD 3XXTopics in Justice studies4
MGT 341Business, Government, and Society3
PHIL 315Evidence, Reasoning, and Proof3
POL 331Courts and Public Policy4
SOC 342Women, Crime, and Justice4
SOC 343Juveniles and Justice4
SOC 344Minority Issues in Justice Systems4
SOC 345Victimology4
SOC 346Underworld and Upperworld Crime and Criminals4

Total Credit Hours

51-55

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