Jun 25, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Justice Studies, Criminal Justice and Criminology Track, B.A.

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Degree Requirements

Required Courses

  • General Education  41 Credit Hours
  • Philosophy course 3 Credit Hours 1
  • Foreign language courses (intermediate level required) 1-14 Credit Hours
  • Major requirements (core courses and selected tracks) 41 Credit Hours
  • Electives 18-38 Credit Hours

Total: 120 Credit Hours


1 Any PHIL course except PHIL 120  or PHIL 150 . Consult the list of courses satisfying Bachelor of Arts degree requirements on the Registrar’s website.

Justice Studies Major Requirements

Fairness and Responsibility Component Requirement

Take one of the following courses.  Any course not used to fulfill this requirement may be used as elective credit

Total: 17 Credit Hours

Students must select one of the following tracks:

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

Justice Studies Track A. Criminal Justice 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.


Note: Other courses may be substituted with adviser’s and department chair’s consent.

Select six additional courses from the following:

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

Third Year

Total: 17 Credit Hours

Fourth Year

Total: 6 Credit Hours


1 Can be counted for General Education, Cluster Three .

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