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School of Arts & Sciences 2014-2015 Catalog 
    
School of Arts & Sciences 2014-2015 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal/Social Justice Major (B.S.)


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The Criminal/Social Justice major is a four-year program with a focus upon restorative principles that reflect a Christ-centered approach to the field of study. Students will learn to apply their faith within the social justice framework utilizing restorative processes maintaining a dual emphasis of restorative justice and social problem solving within the justice system. Students will be afforded opportunities to build professional contacts and to explore areas of interest throughout the criminal justice network through their criminal justice instructors who are former or current practitioners within this vast field of study. Students are required to participate in the internship class which collaborates with federal, state, county and local agencies to provide hands-on training and experience.

Program Requirements


I. Christian Studies - 30 Credits


II. General Education - 38 Credits


IV. Electives - 6 Credits *


Total - 125 Credits


1 Select humanities electives from COM, ENG, ESL, FAR, HIS, HUM, LAN, MUS, PHI, or PRC.

2 Select social science electives from ANT, CSJ, ECO, ESL, GEO, HIS, POL, PSY, or SOC.

3 Click here  for a list of Global Awareness courses.

4 Fine arts courses include music, art, drama, and dance. COM 328  and COM 446  also qualify as fine arts electives. (Only three credits of music organizations and/or lessons can be counted toward humanities/fine arts requirements.)

* Some courses from the Christian Studies Core and Major Core can be used to fulfill requirements in the General Education Core. By doing that the number of electives needed would increase so that the minimum of 125 credits is reached

Recommended Social Science elective:


Four Year Suggested Program for the Criminal/Social Justice Major


Freshman Year


Fall Semester - 15 Credits


Spring Semester - 16 Credits


Sophomore Year


Fall Semester - 16 Credits


Spring Semester - 15 Credits


Departmental Acceptance


Students apply for departmental acceptance during their sophomore year spring semester or their junior year fall semester. A minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA and completion of half of the Christian Service requirements are required for departmental admission in the Criminal/Social Justice major.

Junior Year


Fall Semester - 15 Credits


Spring Semester - 15 Credits


Senior Year


Fall Semester - 18 Credits


Spring Semester - 15 Credits


Footnote:


1 Select humanities electives from COM, ENG, ESL, FAR, HIS, HUM, LAN, MUS, PHI, or PRC.

2 Select social science electives from ANT, CSJ, ECO, ESL, GEO, HIS, POL, PSY, or SOC.

3 Click here  for a list of Global Awareness courses.

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