2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
    Nov 27, 2021  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog

Combined Crime and Justice Studies, BA & Applied Behavioral Science, MA

Program Description:

The combined B.A. /M.A. degree program allows students to earn a B.A. in Crime and Justice Studies and an M.A. in Applied Behavioral Sciences in a total of 5 years.  Up to nine (9) semester credit hours of graduate electives at the 7000 level may be double counted and applied to both the B.A. and M.A. degree requirements. 

Admissions Requirements:

To participate in the combined-degree program, students must meet the following qualifications:

  • Senior standing for the semester they start the combined-degree program.
  • 3.2 or better cumulative grade point average on all undergraduate work
  • Undergraduate advisor’s approval, and
  • A recommendation from the ABS program to be accepted in the program

Admission Process

At the end of their junior year, students who wish to pursue a five-year combined B.A. /M.A. degree should submit to the Graduate School an application for the combined degree program. Additionally, required documents include: (1) a WSU transcript; (2)A program of study approved by both the undergraduate advisor and ABS program director.

Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Graduates will have substantive knowledge of procedures and operations in law enforcement, corrections,probation, parole or legal agencies.

  • Graduates of the program will be effective writers
  • Graduates will acquire practical experience in the field of criminal justice.
  • Students will demonstrate graduate level knowledge concerning computer based statistical processing software. 
  • Students will demonstrate graduate level quantitative and qualitative skills as  appropriate to the study of criminal justice and social problems.
  • Students will demonstrate formal graduate level writing skills appropriate for the creation  of graduate theses/projects and the production of research articles. 
  • Students will learn to utilize their skills in the creation and administration of applied programs in both public and private agencies.

For additional information:

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

Additional Core Courses: 6 Hours

II. Departmental Requirements: 45 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. 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.

Methods of Inquiry

IV. Electives: 10 Hours

V. B.A.-M.A. Dual Credit Electives: 9 Hours

VI. Required M.A. Course: 21 Hours

Total: 141 Hours