Dec 03, 2020  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Baccalaureate Degree Requirements Advising Sheet

Criminal Justice B.A.



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View information for the Department of Criminal Justice , including Learning Objectives for the department and its programs.

The student may request that the criminal justice faculty waive up to 9 upper-division units of criminal justice coursework based on documented completion of related college coursework and/or work experience.

Program Learning Outcomes


Students will be able to:

  1. Competently challenge theories, philosophies, values and methods associated with traditional perspectives on Criminal Justice in oral and written discourse
  2. Separate things into their constituent elements in order to study or examine them, see relationships, draw conclusions, or solve problems
  3. Effectively articulate ideas orally and in writing, using appropriate language and writing styles as commonly practiced in legal and social environments
  4. Identify and describe the nature and operation of the various components of the criminal justice system
  5. Transform the pedagogical information from lectures, course materials, assignments and research into an integrated body of knowledge relevant to the Criminal Justice field
  6. Recognize and understand the roles that race, ethnicity, class, gender, disability, sexual orientation and other facets of diversity have in Criminal Justice in a global context

Requirements


1. Complete the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements.


A student must comply with all University regulations and satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Units and Residency  (minimum of 120 units: 40 units of upper division coursework and 30 semester units at Stanislaus State. At least 24 of these 30 units must be earned in upper-division courses, at least 12 must be in the major, and at least 9 must be applicable to General Education-Breadth requirements)
  2. Grade Point Average  (minimum grade point average of 2.0 (C) or better)
  3. General Education  (minimum of 49 units)
  4. Upper Division Writing Proficiency  (minimum of 3 units)
    - Writing Proficiency (WP) Course with a C- or better (may double count in the major)
  5. United States Constitution and California State and Local Government  (minimum of 3 units)
  6. Multicultural Requirement  (minimum of 3 units) (may double count with General Education requirements or in the major)

Subsequently all students must submit an application for graduation and receive approval from the major advisor, department chair, and Director of Academic Advising. For more information see the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements .

The following General Education courses are recommended for all Criminal Justice majors:

3. For concentrations in Corrections, Criminal Legal Studies, Law Enforcement, and Juvenile Justice


Complete no less than 40 upper-division units in Criminal Justice or specific Sociology courses.

4. For the Forensic Science concentration, complete no less than 46 upper-division units.


The degree in Criminal Justice with a Forensic Science concentration requires the completion of no less than 62 units total.

5. Maintain a grade point average of 2.00 or better in the major.


Completion of a minor is not required.

The Major


(40 upper-division units)

Complete one of the following concentrations:


  • Law Enforcement
  • Corrections
  • Forensic Science
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Criminal Legal Studies

Law Enforcement Concentration


(19 units minimum)

The following are required to complete the Criminal Justice major (56 units total) with a Law Enforcement concentration:

  1. Lower-division prerequisites, 16 units
  2. Core courses, 21 units
  3. Concentration courses, 19 units
2. Complete 2 of the following electives:

(6 units minimum)

Corrections Concentration


(19 units minimum)

The following are required to complete the Criminal Justice major (56 units total) with a Corrections concentration:

  1. Lower-division prerequisites, 16 units
  2. Core courses, 21 units
  3. Concentration courses, 19 units
2. Complete 2 of the following electives:

(6 units minimum)

Criminal Legal Studies Concentration


(19 units minimum)

The following are required to complete the Criminal Justice major (57 units total) with a Criminal Legal Studies concentration:

  1. Lower-division prerequisites, 16 units
  2. Core courses, 21 units
  3. Concentration courses, 19 units
2. Complete 2 of the following electives:

(6 units minimum)

Forensic Science Concentration


(25-27 units minimum)

1. The following General Education-breadth courses or their equivalents are prerequisites to the major:

2. The following are required to complete the Criminal Justice major with a Forensic Science concentration:

(62-64 units total)

  1. Lower-division prerequisites, 16 units
  2. Core courses, 21 units
  3. Concentration courses, 25-27 units

Juvenile Justice Concentration


(19 units minimum)

The following are required to complete the Criminal Justice major (56 units total) with a Juvenile Justice concentration:

  1. Lower-division prerequisites, 16 units
  2. Core courses, 21 units
  3. Concentration courses, 19 units
1. Complete the following courses:

(13 units minimum)

2. Complete 2 of the following electives:

(6 units minimum)

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