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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Justice Studies, Crime and Criminology Track, B.S.

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Degree Requirements

Required Courses

  • General Education  courses 41 Credit Hours
  • Quantitative requirement (in addition to General Education ) 3 Credit Hours
  • Scientific literacy requirement (in addition to General Education ) 3-4 Credit Hours
  • Major requirements (core courses and selected track) 41 Credit Hours
  • Electives 28-35 Credit Hours

Total: 120 Credit Hours

Major Requirements

Students must select one of the following tracks:

  • Track A. Crime and Criminology 
  • Track B. Global Justice and Policy 
  • Track C. Social Justice Engagement

Track A. Crime and Criminology

This track focuses on the nature, causes and solutions for crime, primarily but not exclusively in the United States. All students in Track A must take JUST 210. Crime and Criminal Justice , and JUST 212. Theories of Crime and Criminal Justice . Students select six additional courses from the following. At least four of the six electives must have a JUST identifier.

Total: 18 Credit Hours


1 May be taken for elective credit in Track A when the topic is appropriate. Students should seek approval from their advisers or the academic unit head. 

2 Course is only open to students who are double majoring in Psychology .

Recommended Schedule for Majors

First Year

Total: 9 Credit Hours

Second Year

  • Track foundation course 3 Credit Hours
  • Outside track foundation course 3 Credit Hours
  • Track electives 6 Credit Hours

Total: 12 Credit Hours

Total: 17 Credit Hours

Fourth Year

Total: 6 Credit Hours


1 Can be counted for General Education, Cluster Three .

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