Dec 07, 2022  
2015-2016 South University Academic Catalog version II 
    
2015-2016 South University Academic Catalog version II [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice (BS)


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Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree program is designed to give students broad perspectives on the causes of crime and critical insights to the functions of the components of the criminal justice system.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students may demonstrate mastery of skills in the areas of theoretical and applied criminal justice as well as in principles and practices to effectively solve a variety of field-based problems.
  • Students may understand the causes of crime and delinquency, the process of adjudicating criminal cases, and the major components of the criminal justice system.
  • Students may demonstrate effective communication and ethical skills as applied to the discipline.
  • Students may develop the techniques to effectively interpret and make use of research methodology and to apply scientific reasoning to the study of crime and justice

Courses in the program deal with crime, violence, and other forms of deviance and the responses to these problems by police, courts, and corrections; contemporary criminal justice issues; and ethical concerns and research. Students in the criminal justice program receive excellent preparation for further study in graduate or professional schools as well as for entry-level positions in the criminal justice system.

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice: 180 Credits


Area I General Education Requirements: 64 Credits


Professional Development


Basic Communications


Mathematics and Statistics


Choose one additional course from the list below:

Natural Sciences (choose two)


Social and Behavioral Sciences


Choose one additional course from the list below:

Area II Foundation Requirements: 44 Credits


Elective Pool (eight courses or 32 credits)


Transfer students may transfer any course to help fulfill the elective pool requirements, provided the course meets the standards of the Credit for Transcripted and Non-Transcripted Work policy found in the Academic Affairs section of this catalog.

Non-transfer students, with their advisor's consultation and approval may choose courses from any department recommended and listed course or more broadly from any course offered by South University. Work from other fields must include any required prerequisite courses in the elective field.

A course can be used to meet only one requirement in Area I, Area II, or Area III, but not simultaneously in two areas. Students should work with their academic advisor or counselor to be sure they are making appropriate course choices.

Area III Major Requirements: 72 Credits


Capstone


Note(s):

Acceptance into a South University Criminal Justice program or its completion does not imply or guarantee that a student will be able to obtain employment in law enforcement, corrections, probation/parole or related fields. The student should contact the national, state or local agency/institution in which the student intends to gain employment for specific requirements and the application process.

State approval policies require residents of the State of Arkansas to enroll in specific courses within this program rather than the courses specified in the program description above. Residents of the State of Arkansas should contact their admissions representatives for specific courses required within this program.

State of Minnesota education requirements consider HIS1101  and HIS1102  to be Social Science coursework; therefore, Minnesota residents are advised to complete an Arts and Humanities course other than HIS1101 or HIS1102 to fulfill their South University Arts and Humanities General Education requirement.

If a student chooses to take an Anatomy and Physiology course, BIO1011  and BIO1013  satisfy the Natural Sciences requirement. Students enrolling in either course must, however, also take the related co-requisite lab courses: BIO1012  and BIO1014  respectively.

Maryland residents are not eligible to enroll in an internship, externship, practicum, or field experience course. Students should work with their academic advisor or counselor to be sure they are making appropriate course choices.

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