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

120 credits of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 3.0 overall GPA, and a minimum 3.0 major GPA.

Program Requirements Overview

General Education Requirements39
World Languages and Cultures Requirements3-6
Major Requirements40
Free Electives38-35
Total Credits120

Major Requirements

Complete with a minimum 3.000 GPA.

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
International Justice Concentration
JUST 103Introduction to International Justice3
JUST 210International Justice II3
JUST 240Statistics for Social Research4
or SOCI 240 Statistics for Social Research
International Justice Concentration Electives
Select 15 credits from the following:15
Organized Crime
Terrorism and Social Justice
Comparative Criminal Justice Systems
Homeland Security
International Environmental Issues
Cybercrime
International Criminal Law and Procedure
Wildlife Trafficking
Policing Terrorism
Crime and Globalization
International Prisoners' Rights
Human Trafficking
Genocide
Human Rights and International Justice
Special Topics in International Justice
Seminar on Gender and Crime
International Civil Conflicts
Transitional Justice: Accountability, Reconciliation and Memory
Justice in World Migration
Senior Honors Seminar in Research
Immigration Law
Total Credits40
 

General Education Requirements

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A. New Student Seminar
Complete a 1 credit New Student Seminar course.1
C. Communication
1. Writing 3
2. Literature3
3. Communication3
D. Fine and Performing Arts
Complete a 3 credit Fine and Performing Arts course.3
F. Humanities
1. Great Works and Their Influences3
2. Philosophical and Religious Perspectives 3
G. Computer Science
Complete a 3 credit Computer Science course.3
H. Mathematics
Complete a 3 credit Mathematics course.3
I. Natural Science Laboratory
Complete a 4 credit Natural Science Laboratory course.4
J. Physical Education
Complete a 1 credit Physical Education course.1
K. Social Science
1. American and European History 3
2. Global Cultural Perspectives
Introduction to International Justice (Fulfilled in the major.)
3. Social Science Perspectives 3
L. Interdisciplinary Studies 3
Total Credits39

World Languages and Cultures Requirements

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World Languages
Based on placement exam complete one or two sequential courses in one language.3-6
World Cultures
Introduction to International Justice (Fulfilled in the major.)
Total Credits3-6

Recommended Roadmap to Degree Completion

This recommended four-year plan is provided as an outline for students to follow in order to complete their degree requirements within four years.  This plan is a recommendation and students should only use it in consultation with their academic advisor.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
GENERAL EDUCATION: (A) New Student Seminar 1
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C1) Writing 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C3) Communication 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (H) Mathematics 3
JUST 103 Introduction to International Justice 3
JUST 204 Justice, Courts and Legal Systems 3
 Credits16
Spring
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C2) Literature 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (G) Computer Science 3
JUST 205 Perspectives on Justice Studies 3
JUST 220 Crime in the Life Course 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (I) Natural Science Laboratory 4
 Credits16
Second Year
Fall
GENERAL EDUCATION: (J) Physical Education 1
GENERAL EDUCATION: (K1) Social Science – American and European History 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (K2) Social Science – Global Cultural Perspectives 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (K3) Social Science – Social Science Perspectives 3
World Language 1 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits16
Spring
GENERAL EDUCATION: (D) Fine and Performing Arts 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (F1) Humanities – Great Works and Their Influences 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (F2) Humanities – Philosophical and Religious Perspectives 3
World Language 2 3
JUST 240 Statistics for Social Research 4
 Credits16
Third Year
Fall
GENERAL EDUCATION: (L) Interdisciplinary Studies 3
World Cultures 3
JUST 300 Research Methods in Justice Studies 3
Major Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits15
Spring
JUST 310 Theoretical Issues in Justice Studies 3
Major Elective 3
Major Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits15
Fourth Year
Fall
Major Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits15
Spring
JUST 497 Senior Seminar and Internship 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 2
 Credits11
 Total Credits120