2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
    
    Jun 26, 2019  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Crime and Justice Studies (GPS)


This plan outlines a four-year path to graduation. You are expected to satisfy all “success marker” courses, grades, and GPAs as specified. For part-time students and students needing to complete background material, this schedule represents the order in which courses should be taken. This suggested plan to four-year graduation does not replace regular advising appointments. Some course offerings may change.

Term One


Total: 16 Credit Hours


SUCCESS MARKERS: Maintain a GPA of 2.3 or better: complete ENG 1100  with a C or better.

Term Two


  • CORE - Wright State Core Course Credit Hour(s): 3
  • Sci Course - Wright State Science Course Credit Hour(s): 4
  • Beginning Language Course (1020 level) Credit Hour(s): 3 *
  • CORE - Wright State Core Course Credit Hour(s): 3
  • GE - General Elective Credit Hour(s): 3

Total: 16 Credit Hours


SUCCESS MARKERS: Maintain GPA of 2.3 or better.

Term Three


  • Intermediate Language Course (2010 level) Credit Hour(s): 3*
  • CORE - Wright State Core Course Credit Hour(s): 3
  • CORE - Wright State Core Course Credit Hour(s): 3
  • CORE - Wright State Core Course Credit Hour(s): 3
  • GE - General Elective Credit Hour(s): 3

Total: 15 Credit Hours


SUCCESS MARKERS: Maintain GPA of 2.3 or better; complete one MTH course complete language course.

Term Four


Total: 15 Credit Hours


SUCCESS MARKERS: Maintain GPA of 2.3 or better: complete ENG 2100  with a C or better.

Term Five


Total: 16 Credit Hours


SUCCESS MARKERS: Maintain GPA of 2.3 or better

Term Six


Total: 15 Credit Hours


SUCCESS MARKERS: Maintain GPA of 2.3 or better; complete the following: PLS 4420  or SOC 3710  or URS 4280  ; complete SOC 3700  or SOC 4700 ; complete PLS 3420   or PLS 3430  or PLS 4360  ; complete 20 upper-level credits.

Term Seven


Total: 15 Credit Hours


SUCCESS MARKERS: Maintain GPA of 2.3 or better; complete: PLS 4840  or SOC 3000  or URS 4950 ; complete SOC 3400  & SOC 3410  OR URS 4980  or URS 4990  

Term Eight


  • CRJ Foundations - Criminal Justice Ethics & Diversity Course Credit Hour(s): 3
  • CRJ Foundations - Criminal Justice Behavioral Course Credit Hour(s): 3
  • CRJ Elective - Criminal Justice Elective Credit Hour(s): 3
  • UL Elective - Upper-Level General Elective Credit Hour(s): 3

Total: 12 Credit Hours


SUCCESS MARKERS: Maintain GPA of 2.3 or better.

Note(s):


*Languages include Arabic (ARA), American Sign Language (ASL), Chinese (CHI), French (FR), German (GER), Greek (GR), Latin (LAT), and Spanish (SPAN).

 

Program Description


Crime and Justice Studies (CJS) is an interdisciplinary Bachelor of Arts degree. The curriculum develops knowledge of the criminal justice system, theories of criminal behavior, law, administration and policy. Courses also involve the study of issues and conditions confronting and changing the criminal justice system. Students participate in the practice of criminal justice through internship in law enforcement, pre-law or social service agencies. Students admitted into CJS must have earned a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 and have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours, including ENG 1100 , with a C grade, and any other two G.E. courses.

Majors are required to complete five CJS core requirements, including an internship; seven courses in CJS Foundation Areas and three CJS electives. A minor in CJS requires 21 hours.

Crime and Justice Studies Internship: Students may participate in supervised field experiences with corrections, probation/parole, law enforcement, and public defenders or prosecutor’s office. This class requires keeping a log and progress reports, as well as preparing a narrative report integrating readings and field experience. Student working in the field may choose to take the internship, but it must be completed in an agency in which the student is not currently employed or has been previously employed. Final approval and placement of interns will be at the discretion of the Internship Director.

Career Opportunities


For career information, please visit the Wright State University Office of Career Services:

http://www.wright.edu/administration/career/explorecareers/evaluatemajorscareer.html

Campus Contact Information


Crime and Justice Studies
270 Millett Hall
Phone (937) 775-2582
Karen Lahm, Director
Enamul Choudhury, Assistant Director
Mary Zurawka, Administrative Support Coordinator
http://www.wright.edu/crime-justice

Additional Comments


Academic success resources (math, writing, tutoring): http://www.wright.edu/uc/success/

Admissions: http://www.wright.edu/admissions/

Financial Aid: http://www.wright.edu/financialaid/

Transitional Advising WebPage (TAP): http://www.wright.edu/semesters-advising