Crime and Justice Studies, BA

Parent Entity: 
Liberal Arts, College of
Program Type: 
Degree Type: 
Bachelor of Arts

Program Description:

Crime and Justice Studies (CJS) is an interdisciplinary program leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree. The program is designed to develop knowledge of the criminal justice system, theories of criminal behavior, institutions formed to ensure public safety and enforce the law, and the law. Student core competencies will be developed and required in areas of (1) analytical and ethical decision making; (2) the use of technology; (3) methods of collecting and using data; and (4) communicating to diverse people and through diverse media.

Admissions Requirements:

Students admitted into the CJS program must have earned a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 and have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours including ENG 1010 with a grade of "C" or higher, plus two other General Education courses . Majors are required to complete five criminal justice core requirements, including an internship; seven courses across four criminal justice foundation areas (Behavior, Institutions and Practices, Law, and Ethics and Diversity), and three CJS electives.

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