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Dr. Mary Beth Spore, DeanSchool of Social Sciences, Communication, and EducationPhone: 724-805-2950Fax: 724-532-5083 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 (42 credits)
Required Courses (30 credits)CLS 101 Introduction to Criminology, 3 creditsCLS 215 Juvenile Justice, 3 creditsCLS 227 Criminal Law and Process, 3 creditsCLS 230 Constitutional Criminal Procedure, 3 creditsCLS 245 Corrections, Probation, and Parole, 3 creditsCLS 404 Ethical Decisions and Dilemmas in Criminal Justice, 3 creditsCLS 410 Criminological Theories, 3 creditsCLS 490 Criminology, Law, and Society Capstone, 3 creditsOne of the following:PY 203 Statistics I, 3 creditsBA 350 Statistics I, 3 credits
Electives (Five of the following (15 credits)CLS 155 American Judicial System, 3 creditsCLS 176 The Investigation and Prosecution of Urban Street Gangs, 3 creditsCLS 205 Criminal Trial Evidence, 3 creditsCLS 269 Agency Management, 3 creditsCLS 305 Violence and Victimology, 3 creditsCLS 320 White Collar Crime, 3 creditsCLS 340 Principles of Homeland Security, 3 creditsCLS 344 Financing Criminal Organizations, 3 creditsCLS 355 Sentencing, 3 creditsCLS 360 Prediction and Prevention of Criminal Conduct, 3creditsCLS 375 International Criminal Law, 3 creditsCLS 376 Federal Criminal Law, 3 creditsCLS 380 Criminology of Firearms, 3 creditsCLS 400 Constitutional Ligation and Analysis (formerly Advanced Constitutional Law), 3 creditsCLS 550 Internship*, 3 creditsPS 341 Global Terrorism, 3 creditsSO 200 Race and Ethnicity, 3 creditsSO 204 Deviance, 3 creditsSO 235 Inequality and Social Problems, 3 creditsAN 360 or SO 356 Qualitative or Quantitative Research Methods, 3 credits
Requirements for a Minor in Criminology, Law and Society: 18 Credits SO 204 Deviance, 3 creditsCLS 101 Introduction to Criminology, 3 creditsCLS 215 Juvenile Justice, 3 creditsCLS 227 Criminal Law and Process, 3 credits CLS 404 Ethical Decisions and Dilemmas in Criminal Justice, 3 creditsOne of the Following Electives CLS 230 Constitutional Criminal Procedure, 3 creditsAny 300 or 400 level CLS course, 3 credits*Internships with various social/criminal justice agencies are available for qualified students.