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Justice Studies - B.A. Program Requirements

For semester-by-semester course sequencing for this program, view the 2010-2011 Roadmap.

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.

Type Course Title Credits
  US 10097 Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
MAJOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (45 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   37311

Minorities in Crime and Justice (3)
Women in Crime and Justice
    47211 Court Functions 3
  Major Electives: minimum 12 credit hours must be JUS courses; the remaining 9 credit hours may be selected from the following:** 21
  JUS Justice studies elective (12-21)  
  PHIL 31035 Philosophy and Justice (3)  
  POL 30130 Courts (3)  
    30301 Introduction to Public Administration (3)  
    40183 Constitutional Law Civil Rights and Liberties (3)  
  PSYC 40111 Abnormal Psychology (3)  
    40383 Psychological Interventions (3)  
  SOC 32570 Inequality in societies (3)  
    32762 Deviant Behavior (3)  
Type Course Title Credits
  Foreign Language 14-20
  Kent Core Additional (must be from two categories) 6
  Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory) 9-10
  Kent Core Composition 6-8
  Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (minimum one course from each)
  Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning 3-5
  Kent Core Social Sciences (must be from two disciplines) 6
  General Electives (upper division) 22

*A minimum C (2.0) grade must be earned to fulfill the writing-intensive requirement.

** Minimum 15 credit hours must be upper-division. A maximum 6 credit hours of the following courses may be used to fulfill the 21 major elective credit hours:
JUS 45093 Variable Title Workshop, JUS 45096 Individual Investigation, JUS 46792 Internship and/or JUS 46798 Research in Justice Studies. JUS 36792 Internship in Paralegal may not be used as a major elective.

To fulfill the global diversity requirement , Justice Studies majors must take one diversity course that is a not a JUS course.