Sep 26, 2020  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Criminal Justice B.A.* (Degree Completion)


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This program is currently offered at the Stanislaus State Stockton Campus(*). For more information about the Stockton Campus visit the Stanislaus State Stockton Campus  page.

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

This program offers concentrations in either law enforcement or corrections, and is designed to be completed in 18 months. The Criminal Justice Degree Completion Program enables working criminal justice professionals to advance their education and professional careers. Students will have completed all or most of an Associate Degree in Administration of Justice, or a similar program, at a community college or P.O.S.T. Academy training. This program switches off between either a Law Enforcement concentration or Corrections concentration. It is built on a hybrid model with classes meeting live one evening per week along with Online instruction throughout the 5-week session.  Some courses are fully online. Faculty for these courses will merge academic study of subject material with the application of those principles to real-life law enforcement and criminal justice situations, building on the experiences of the students in each class.

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.

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 concentration in Corrections and Law Enforcement:


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

4. 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)

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

1. Complete the following courses:


(13 units minimum)

2. Complete 2 of the following electives:


(6 units minimum)

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