Criminology and Justice Studies - B.A. Program Requirements

Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity and writing-intensive requirements.

I. DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE (1 credit)
Type Course Title Credits
US 10097 Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
II. MAJOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (24 credits)*  Courses count in major GPA 
Type Course Title Credits
JUS 12000 Introduction to Justice Studies 3
22300 Police Role 3
26701 Corrections 3
KSS   26704 Issues in Law and Society 3
WIC   32400 Research Methods in Justice Studies** 3
36702 Criminology 3
DD

DD   37311

37411 Minorities in Crime and Justice (3)
or
Women in Crime and Justice (3)
3
47211 Court Functions 3
III. ADDITIONAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (75 credits)  
Type Course Title Credits
Foreign Language 14-20
Kent Core Composition 6
Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning 3-5
Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (minimum one course from each) 9
Kent Core Social Sciences (must be from two disciplines) 6
Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory) 6-7
Kent Core Additional (must be from two categories) 6
College General Requirement (must be from Kent Core Basic Sciences)****
3
College General Requirement (must be from Kent Core Social Sciences)***** 3
General Electives (upper division)
Credits required depends on meeting minimum 121 credit hours and minimum 42 upper-division credit hours
22
IV. CONCENTRATIONS REQUIREMENTS (21 credits)***

Corrections Concentration (21)
Criminology and Deviance Concentration (21)
General–Criminology and Justice Studies Concentration (21)
Justice and Human Relations Concentration (21)
Law and Society Concentration (21)
Policing Concentration (21)
MINIMUM TOTAL
121

* All courses taken from the list of major program requirements are used in the calculation of the major GPA.

**  A minimum C (2.0) grade must be earned in JUS 32400 to fulfill the writing-intensive requirement.

***Minimum 15 credit hours must be upper-division.

****One additional course taken from the Kent Core Basic Science courses in the following Arts and Sciences disciplines: Anthropology (ANTH), Biological Sciences (BSCI), Chemistry (CHEM), Geography (GEOG), Geology (GEOL) or Physics (PHY). Students may take the courses listed in the "introductory" sequences with the restrictions noted above in the Kent Core Basic Science section. The course may not be from the student's major.

*****One additional course taken from the Kent Core Social Sciences courses in the following Arts and Sciences disciplines: Anthropology (ANTH), Applied Conflict Management (CACM), Geography (GEOG), Criminology and Justice Studies (JUS), Political Science (POL), Psychology (PSYC) or Sociology (SOC). The course may not be from the student's major.

Corrections Concentration

For semester-by-semester course sequencing for this program, view the 2011-2012 Roadmap.

I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (21 credits)* Courses count in major GPA
Type Course Title Credits
JUS 46705 Community Corrections 3
46707 Correctional Institutions 3
46708 Treatment Methods 3
Choose from the following: 3
JUS 34200 Criminal Procedures and Evidence (3)  
34311 Youth and the Justice System (3)  
DD   37311 Minorities in Crime and Justice (3)

DD   37411 Women in Crime and Justice (3)

46701 Crime, Justice and Substance Abuse (3)  
Concentration electives ** 9
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL
21

* All courses taken from the list of major program requirements are used in the calculation of the major GPA.

** Electives may be chosen from the list of JUS options in the concentration, or be any JUS or PLST course, or be from the courses listed in the General–Criminology and Justice Studies concentration.

Criminology and Deviance Concentration

For semester-by-semester course sequencing for this program, view the 2011-2012 Roadmap.

I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (21 credits)* Courses count in major GPA
Type Course Title Credits
SOC 32762 Deviant Behavior 3
Choose from the following: 6
JUS 27311 Victimology (3)  
WIC   36703 Juvenile Delinquency (3)**  
KSS
DG SOC 22778 Social Problems (3)  
DD   32570 Inequality in Societies (3)  
42577 Sociology of Family Violence (3)  
Concentration electives *** 12
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL
21

* All courses taken from the list of major program requirements are used in the calculation of the major GPA.

** A minimum C (2.0) grade must be earned in JUS 36703 to fulfill the writing-intensive requirement.

*** Electives may be chosen from the list of JUS options in the concentration, or be any JUS or PLST course, or be from the courses listed in the General–Criminology and Justice Studies concentration. A maximum 6 credit hours of the following courses may be used to fulfill the concentration electives: JUS 45093 Variable Title Workshop, JUS 45096 Individual Investigation, JUS 46792 Internship and/or JUS 46798 Research in Justice Studies. PLST 36792 Internship in Paralegal may not be used as a concentration elective.

General–Criminology and Justice Studies Concentration

For semester-by-semester course sequencing for this program, view the 2011-2012 Roadmap.

I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (21 credits)* Courses count in major GPA
Type Course Title Credits
Choose from the following: (minimum 12 hours of JUS and/or PLST courses) ** 21
JUS courses ***

PHIL 31035 Philosophy and Justice (3)

PLST courses ****

POL 30130 Courts (3)

30301 Introduction to Public Administration (3)  
40183 Constitutional Law: Civil Rights and Liberties (3)  
PSYC 30111 Forensic Psychology (3)  
40111 Abnormal Psychology (3)  
40383 Psychological Interventions (3)  
DD SOC 32570 Inequality in Societies (3)  
32762 Deviant Behavior (3)  
42577 Sociology of Family Violence (3)

MINIMUM SUBTOTAL
21

* All courses taken from the list of major program requirements are used in the calculation of the major GPA.

** Some courses have prerequisites; consult individual course descriptions.

*** A maximum 6 credit hours of the following courses may be used to fulfill the concentration electives: JUS 45093 Variable Title Workshop, JUS 45096 Individual Investigation, JUS 46792 Internship and/or JUS 46798 Research in Justice Studies.

**** PLST 36792 Internship in Paralegal may not be used as a concentration elective.

Justice and Human Relations Concentration

For semester-by-semester course sequencing for this program, view the 2011-2012 Roadmap.

I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (21 credits)* Courses count in major GPA
Type Course Title Credits
Choose from the following: 3
DG JUS 37511 Immigration: Law, Crime and Justice (3)  
38007 Human Service Agencies and the Law (3)  
PLST 28003 Family Law and Procedure (3)  
POL 40183 Constitutional Law: Civil Rights and Liberties (3)  
Choose from the following: 9
JUS 27311 Victimology (3)  
32200 Police and Community (3)  
32500 Crisis Intervention (3)  
34311 Youth and the Justice System (3)  
WIC   36703 Juvenile Delinquency (3)**  
DD   37311 Minorities in Crime and Justice (3)  
DD   37411 Women in Crime and Justice (3)  
DG   37511 Immigration: Law, Crime and Justice (3)  
38007 Human Service Agencies and the Law (3)  
46701 Crime, Justice and Substance Abuse (3)  
46708 Treatment Methods (3)  
PLST 28003 Family Law and Procedure (3)  
47111 Civil Law and Procedure (3)  
POL 40183 Constitutional Law: Civil Rights and Liberties (3)  
PSYC 40111 Abnormal Psychology (3)  
40383 Psychological Interventions (3)  
DD SOC 32570 Inequality in Societies (3)  
32762 Deviant Behavior (3)  
Concentration electives *** 9
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL
21

* All courses taken from the list of major program requirements are used in the calculation of the major GPA.

** A minimum C (2.0) grade must be earned in JUS 36703 to fulfill the writing-intensive requirement.

*** Electives may be chosen from the list of JUS options in the concentration, or be any JUS or PLST course, or be from the courses listed in the General–Criminology and Justice Studies concentration. A maximum 6 credit hours of the following courses may be used to fulfill the concentration electives: JUS 45093 Variable Title Workshop, JUS 45096 Individual Investigation, JUS 46792 Internship and/or JUS 46798 Research in Justice Studies. PLST 36792 Internship in Paralegal may not be used as a concentration elective.

Law and Society Concentration

For semester-by-semester course sequencing for this program, view the 2011-2012 Roadmap.

I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (21 credits)* Courses count in major GPA
Type Course Title Credits
Choose from the following: 6
JUS 34311 Youth and the Justice System (3)  
WIC   36703 Juvenile Delinquency (3)**  
DD   37311 Minorities in Crime and Justice (3)  
DD   37411 Women in Crime and Justice (3)  
DG   37511 Immigration: Law, Crime and Justice (3)  
PLST 28003 Family Law and Procedures (3)  
Choose from the following: 6
JUS 32200 Police and Community (3)  
33300 Development of Justice in America (3)  
33400 Crime and Justice in Popular Culture (3)  
47311 Comparative Justice Systems (3)  
SOC 32762 Deviant Behavior (3)  
Concentration electives ***  9
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL
21

* All courses taken from the list of major program requirements are used in the calculation of the major GPA.

** A minimum C (2.0) grade must be earned in JUS 36703 to fulfill the writing-intensive requirement.

*** Electives may be chosen from the list of JUS options in the concentration, or be any JUS or PLST course, or be from the courses listed in the General–Criminology and Justice Studies concentration. A maximum 6 credit hours of the following courses may be used to fulfill the concentration electives: JUS 45093 Variable Title Workshop, JUS 45096 Individual Investigation, JUS 46792 Internship and/or JUS 46798 Research in Justice Studies. PLST 36792 Internship in Paralegal may not be used as a concentration elective.

Policing Concentration

For semester-by-semester course sequencing for this program, view the 2011-2012 Roadmap.

I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (16 credits)* Courses count in major GPA
Type Course Title Credits
JUS 32200 Police and Community 3
Choose from the following: 3
DD JUS 37311 Minorities in Crime and Justice (3)  
DD   37411 Women in Crime and Justice (3)  
Choose from the following: 6
JUS 22301 The Investigative Process (3)  
27311 Victimology (3)  
32500 Crisis Intervention (3)  
34200 Criminal Procedures and Evidence (3)  
Concentration electives**  9
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL
16

* All courses taken from the list of major program requirements are used in the calculation of the major GPA.

** Electives may be chosen from the list of JUS options in the concentration, or be any JUS or PLST course, or be from the courses listed in the General–Criminology and Justice Studies concentration. A maximum 6 credit hours of the following courses may be used to fulfill the concentration electives: JUS 45093 Variable Title Workshop, JUS 45096 Individual Investigation, JUS 46792 Internship and/or JUS 46798 Research in Justice Studies. PLST 36792 Internship in Paralegal may not be used as a concentration elective.

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