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  Nov 17, 2017
2016-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Criminology and Criminal Justice (BA) and Optional Specialization

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The BA in Criminology and Criminal Justice provides a foundation of knowledge for students interested in a variety of careers both in and out of the formal justice system. This degree program covers criminological theory, policing, courts and adjudication, corrections, research methodology, justice administration and special topics of criminal justice. The BA in Criminology and Criminal Justice prepares students for careers in law inforcement, corrections, juvenile casework, probation, parole, and other careers in the criminal justice system. It also provides a foundation for students who wish to pursue advanced degrees in the study of criminology and justice studies.

All students entering the Criminology major must maintain an overall GPA of 2.5 and a major GPA of 2.0, in order to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminology. All change of major or readmit students must have an overall GPA of 2.5 before being admitted to the Criminology major. All transfer students will have until their second semester to meet the Criminology major minimum GPA standard of 2.5. Any student who has failed to maintain academic (GPA) standards will be permitted a one-semester probationary term to re-establish good standing.


Requirements for the Major - Credits: 39

Program updates shown here are effective Spring 2015

Community Corrections Specialization - 15 credits

Optional Specialization: This specialization is not part of the above major core/cognates. This specialization can be taken as part of the free electives component for Criminology majors.

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