The Criminal Justice emphasis provides students the background to pursue employment options in the criminal justice career field. The combination of such courses as law enforcement, political science, psychology, sociology, and social work prepares those already working in the field for career advancement. For those wishing to enter a criminal justice field, the degree offers the graduate the possibility of employment in such career fields as federal, state, and local law enforcement, institutional and community-based corrections, and criminal investigations.
Academic Foundations and Core Curriculum (see degree plan)
Occupational Specialty (24-36 semester hours) (see degree plan)
Credits toward an area of coherent specialization may be earned from community colleges, this university and other senior institutions, workforce education, vocational or technical schools, armed forces schools, work experiences, and non-traditional learning experiences that can be equated to college credit. To qualify for work experience credit, a student must have 3 consecutive years of full-time employment within the last 6 years. A student may be awarded 2 hours of credit for each qualifying year of job experience related to the student’s occupational specialty up to a maximum of 6 hours. Credit for non-traditional experiences is granted on the basis of evaluation by the Director and the BAAS staff utilizing the National Guide of the American Council on Education (ACE) and other appropriate publications. Documentation will be placed in the student’s permanent file in the Office of the Registrar. A minimum of 24 semester hours in the area of occupational specialty must be completed before the student can be accepted into the program. Cognate vocational-technical courses may be accepted within the area of occupational specialty or professional development.
Professional Development (36 advanced semester hours that may include 3 hours of BAAS 3113 Internship and will include 3 hours of BAAS 4113 Capstone Project).
The BAAS Criminal Justice Option consists of 36 advanced semester hours which must be chosen from the following courses:
____BAAS3113 ____ BAAS4113 ____CRJU3103 ____CRJU3113
____CRJU3123 ____CRJU3133 ____CRJU/POLS3213 ____CRJU3223
____CRJU3313 ____CRJU3323 ____CRJU3463 ____CRJU3713
____CRJU3723 ____CRJU/SOCL3733 ____CRJU3913 ____CRJU3923
____CRJU4123 ____CRJU4213 ____CRJU4223 ____CRJU/POLS4233
____CRJU4253 ____CRJU4263 ____CRJU 4273 ____CRJU4283
____CRJU4333 ____CRJU4403 ____CRJU4413 ____CRJU 4923
____ENGL3203 ____MCOM4683 ____PHIL3533 ____POLS3233
____POLS3443 ____POLS3933 ____POLS4043 ____POLS4163
____POLS4173 ____POLS4243 ____POLS4653 ____POLS4953
____PSYC3913 ____SOCL3333 ____SOCL3353 ____SOCL3433
____SOCL4633 ____SOWK3953 ____SOWK4233 ____SOWK4323
NOTE: The BAAS Criminal Justice Option student may submit a petition to the BAAS program for permission to apply appropriate additional courses to fulfill the above 36 semester hour curriculum.
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