Bachelor of Arts Degree - Composite Social Science (Criminal Justice Track)

Objectives

The Composite Social Science Criminal Justice Track is designed for those students who wish to pursue a course of study specific to their interests in criminal justice. The course of study provides academic preparation for students who are interested in private or public service careers in areas such as law, law enforcement, customs, corrections, and security.

Student Learning Outcomes

Composite social science criminal justice track graduates will:

  1. Analyze, interpret, and use data and information in learning and in research. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, and V.)
  2. Use technology as both a learning and as a professional application tool. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, V, and VII.)
  3. Communicate ideas clearly through visual, verbal, and written forms using graphs, models, and the vocabulary specific to the Social Sciences. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, V, and VII.)
  4. Demonstrate an ability to build upon and apply Social Science intellectual knowledge (and skills) in a variety of settings and environments. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, III, IV, V, VI, and VII.)
  5. Develop a critical awareness of the integral relationship of humankind through a global Social Science perspective. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, III, IV, V, VI, and VII.)
  6. Learn to interpret the social and spatial dimensions of disease, the economic relationships between health and wealth, and the political, cultural, ecological, and historical ramifications of the interactions of human and biological agents concerning health and wellness. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, III, IV, V, VI, and VII.)

Requirements

Composite Social Science - Criminal Justice Track Major Courses

POLS 115American Government

3

POLS 365United States Supreme Court and the Constitution

3

POLS 432Public Policy

3

PSYC 111Introduction to Psychology

3

PSYC 370Abnormal Psychology

3

SOC 110Introduction to Sociology

3

SOC 115Social Problems

3

SOC 253Juvenile Delinquency

3

SOC 320Deviant Behavior

3

SOC 385Criminology

3

Social Science Electives (Political Science, Social Work, Sociology (300-400))

15

Students must complete one of the following courses:

POLS 201The Criminal Justice System

3

SOC 225The Criminal Justice System

3

Students must complete one of the following courses:

POLS 325Research Methods

3

SOC 325Research Methods

3

Students must complete one of the following courses (6 credits):

POLS 497Political Science Internship, Externship, Cooperative Education

1-6

SOC 497Sociology Internship, Externship, Cooperative Education

1-6

 

Total Credit Hours: 57