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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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