2024-2025 Academic Catalog 
    Jun 13, 2024  
2024-2025 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 5 years. Up to 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:

  • A Wright State transcript
  • 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 More 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