Quality Education in the Benedictine Tradition
Dr. Mary Beth Spore, DeanSchool of Social Sciences, Communication, and EducationPhone: 724-805-2950Fax: 724-532-5083 email@example.com
School of Social Sciences, Communication, & Education
The Criminology, Law and Society program aspires to be much more than a traditional criminal justice major. CLS features a curriculum that is challenging and broad-based. It gives students a solid foundation in the theoretical core of Criminology, a thorough understanding of the legal system that enacts criminal laws and processes cases through the investigative, prosecutive and corrections phases, and a broad, societal context for the criminal system that only a rigorous liberal arts regimen can supply.
Those who complete this curriculum will recognize that they have enjoyed a true liberal arts experience while learning the art of practical scholarship. Students will become scholars, learning to critically analyze problems, conduct effective research and write with clarity and force. They will appreciate the important specifics of their discipline but never lose their appreciation of the larger societal, political and scientific contexts in which the issues they will study arise.
Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminology, Law, and Society B.A. Criminology, Law, and Society Requirements: (42 credits)
Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminology, Law, and Society (42 credits)
Requirements for a Minor in Criminology, Law and Society: 18 Credits CLS 101 Introduction to Criminology SO 204 Deviance CLS 215 Juvenile Justice CLS 227 Criminal Law and Process CLS 265 Ethical Decisions & Dilemmas in Criminal Justice
One of the Following Electives CLS 230 Constitutional Criminal Procedure CLS 245 Corrections, Probation, and Parole CLS 320 White Collar Crime CLS 340 Homeland Security CLS 345 Private and Corporate Security CLS 150 Criminal Trial Evidence CLS 155 American Judicial System CLS 405 Fraud Investigation Techniques CLS 540 Internship*
*Internships with various social/criminal justice agencies are available for qualified students.