Criminal and Social Justice (B.S.)

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Criminal/Social Justice Degree

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

The criminal/social justice bachelor’s degree is a high-demand program with tremendous job potential. The program offers students a unique educational opportunity with real-world implications: To investigate—from a Christian perspective, within a broad humanities and social sciences context—diverse social, political, legal and ethical concerns embedded in complex criminal justice issues.

The Christ-centered curriculum offers a broad overview of this growing field with multiple entry points into a career or specific advanced training in juvenile justice, security, probation, corrections, youth work or the courts.

Criminal/Social Justice Major (B.S.) Courses

Program Requirements


Christian Studies Core


I. Christian Studies - 24 Credits


General Education Core


II. General Education - 30 Credits


Major Core


IV. Electives - 20 Credits*


At least 30% of this degree, or a minimum of 38 credits, must be at the upper (300-400) level.

* 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.

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.

 

Recommended General Electives:


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




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