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  Nov 19, 2017
 
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Crime and Justice Studies, BA


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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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Program Requirements:


I. Wright State Core: 38 Hours


Element 1 - Communication: 6 Hours


Element 2 - Mathematics: 3 Hours


Element 3 - Global Traditions: 6 Hours


Element 4 - Arts and Humanities: 3 Hours


Element 5 - Social Sciences: 6 Hours


Element 6 - Natural Sciences: 8 Hours


Additional Core Courses: 6 Hours


Foundation Areas


Area 1. Behavior: 6 Hours

(Choose 6 hours)

Advanced Criminal Justice Electives: 9 Hours

(Choose 9 hours from any additional courses from Areas 1-4 above and)

III. Related Requirements


IV. College Requirements: 18 Hours


Foreign Language: 12 Hours


Through 2020 level (1010, 1020, 2010, 2020) of one language: Spanish, French, German, Greek, Latin, Chinese, American Sign Language or other.

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V. Electives: 19 Hours


Total: 120 Hours


Graduation Planning Strategy


The Graduation Planning Strategy (GPS) has been created to illustrate one option to complete degree requirements within a particular time frame. Students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to adjust this plan based on credit already earned, individual needs or curricular changes that may not be reflected in this year’s catalog.

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