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Criminal Justice (B.A.)

Administered by Department of Sociology, Social Work and Criminal Justice

Effective Spring 2011

As per PRP3604: All students earning a first baccalaureate degree will take at least 30 of their last 45 credits at Bloomsburg University, no more credits are required than the 30 credits. All first baccalaureate students will take at least 50% of credits required for the Major from a PASSHE university. Bloomsburg University may require up to a maximum of 50% of the Major credits. Program exceptions to the policy are to be approved by the Office of the Chancellor.

In addition to general education, the criminal justice major requires 33 to 39 credits: 30 credits of classes and three to nine credits of internship. Students cannot use criminal justice courses, beyond requirements, to fulfill their free elective courses. Required courses:

General Education

POLISCI.120 U.S. Government

PSYCH.101 General Psychology

SOC.211 Principles of Sociology

Foundation Courses

CRIMJUST.101 Introduction to Criminal Justice

CRIMJUST.200 Criminology

CRIMJUST.255 Criminal Justice Research

CRIMJUST.260 Criminal Justice Statistics

Substantive Core Courses

Choose six courses from the following:

CRIMJUST.230 Police & Society

CRIMJUST.300 Juvenile Delinquency

CRIMJUST.310 Penology

CRIMJUST.320 Victimology

CRIMJUST.330 White Collar Crime

CRIMJUST.340 Criminal Investigations

CRIMJUST.400 Mass Media and Crime

CRIMJUST.410 Criminal Law

CRIMJUST.420 Crime, Inequality, & Social Identity

CRIMJUST.430 Special Topics

CRIMJUST.470 Cults and Apocalyptic Movements

POLISCI.446 Constitutional Law

Applied Experience

CRIMJUST.495 Criminal Justice Internship