Justice Studies Major, Justice Systems Concentration (B.A.)

This concentrated area of study focuses on the relationship between law, the justice system, and society, with an emphasis on theories of crime, law enforcement, punishment, and the administration of justice. It prepares students to work in criminal justice, law enforcement, judicial and governmental agencies, social services and related settings.

120 credits of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA, and a minimum 2.0 major GPA.

Program Requirements

Students must complete General Education requirements and World Languages and Cultures Requirements.

Justice Studies Core
JUST 204Justice, Courts and Legal Systems3
JUST 205Perspectives on Justice Studies3
JUST 300Research Methods in Justice Studies3
JUST 310Theoretical Issues in Justice Studies3
JUST 497Senior Seminar and Internship3
Justice Systems Concentration
JUST 101Criminology3
JUST 102Introduction to Criminal Justice3
JUST 240Statistics for Social Research4
or SOCI 240 Statistics for Social Research
Justice Systems Concentration Electives
Select 15 credits from the following:15
Environmental Crime
Crime in the Life Course
Ethnography in Justice Studies
Family Violence
Current Issues in Policing
Gangs in America
Community Policing
Organized Crime
Environmental Justice
Restorative Justice
Race and the U.S. Legal System
Animals and Justice
Hate Crimes
Women and Prison
White Collar Crime
Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Justice
Serial Killers
Terrorism and Social Justice
Police and Society
Death Penalty Perspectives
Comparative Criminal Justice Systems
Prisons and Punishment
Homeland Security
Police Civil Liability
Media and the Criminal Justice System
Technology and the Criminal Justice System
FBI Past and Present
Wrongful Convictions
Juries and Justice
Human Trafficking
Crime Scene Investigation
Rights, Liberties and American Justice
Special Topics in Justice Studies
Drugs and Society
Sex Crimes
Seminar on Gender and Crime
Peer Mentoring for Justice Studies
Criminal Law and Procedure
Criminal Trial Preparation
Forensic Psychology
Total Credits40