Criminology and Justice Studies - B.A.

College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Sociology
215 Merrill Hall
Kent Campus
330-672-2562
www.kent.edu/sociology


Description

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology and Justice Studies takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of crime, law and justice. Faculty members view crime, deviance and society’s response from the fields of sociology, political science, psychology and traditional criminal justice viewpoints. The curriculum provides a firm understanding of the basic institutions of the criminal justice system. Students are also exposed to criminological theory and diversity courses, which help them understand the complex relationship between the individual, society and the criminal justice system. The program stresses effective writing and analytical skills. Students are afforded the opportunity to earn credit through internship placements.

All students in the Criminology and Justice Studies major select at least one concentration from the seven offered, in consultation with a faculty advisor or the undergraduate coordinator of Criminology and Justice Studies. Consultations with faculty enable students to make informed choices about which combination of courses will maximize their preparation for future careers and graduate education.

The Criminology and Justice Studies major comprises the following concentrations:

  • The Corrections concentration is for students interested in pursuing careers in institutional corrections for adults or juveniles, or in such community corrections fields as probation and parole.
  • The Criminology and Deviance concentration is for students interested in understanding the origins and nature of deviance and crime, their patterns and societal responses; this concentration is appropriate for students preparing for graduate study in sociology, criminology, criminal justice, public policy or social work.
  • The General–Criminology and Justice Studies concentration is for students who either choose not to pursue specializations within the major or wish to pursue an individualized program of study (through general electives), which does not align with the other concentrations.
  • The Justice and Human Relations concentration is for students interested in such fields as social work, counseling, clinical psychology, victimology, victim advocacy, juvenile justice, public/community relations in criminal justice, community organizing, diversity or social justice. (Interdisciplinary training and/or specialized graduate training are necessary for careers in many of those fields.)
  • The Law and Society concentration is for students interested in the social relevance of law and social influences on law; this concentration is appropriate preparation for law school or graduate study in the social sciences.
  • The Policing concentration is for students intending careers in law enforcement and other occupations related to security and public safety.
  • The Victimology concentration is relevant for students interested in the scholarly study of crime victims, their treatment in the justice systems and programs that serve victims. It is useful for those interested in victim advocacy.

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General Concentration

  • Ashtabula Campus
  • East Liverpool Campus
  • Kent Campus
  • Salem campus
  • Stark Campus
  • Trumbull Campus
  • Tuscarawas Campus

Corrections Concentration
Criminology and Deviance Concentration
Law and Society Concentration
Policing Concentration

  • Kent Campus
  • Stark Campus

Justice and Human Relations Concentration
Victimology Concentration

  • Kent Campus

Admission Requirements

The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago.

Freshman Students on the Kent Campus: The freshman admission policy on the Kent Campus is selective. Admission decisions are based upon the following: cumulative grade point average, ACT and/or SAT scores, strength of high school college preparatory curriculum and grade trends. The Admissions Office at the Kent Campus may defer the admission of students who do not meet admissions criteria but who demonstrate areas of promise for successful college study. Deferred applicants may begin their college coursework at one of seven Regional Campuses of Kent State University. For more information on admissions, including additional requirements for some academic programs, visit the admissions website for new freshmen.

Freshman Students on the Regional Campuses:  Kent State campuses at Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas, as well as the Regional Academic Center in Twinsburg, have open enrollment admission for students who hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent.

English Language Proficiency Requirements for International Students: All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning a minimum 525 TOEFL score (71 on the Internet-based version), minimum 75 MELAB score, minimum 6.0 IELTS score or minimum 48 PTE Academic score, or by completing the ELS level 112 Intensive Program. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission website.

Transfer, Transitioning and Former Students: For more information about admission criteria for transfer, transitioning and former students, please visit the admissions website.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will develop:

  1. Oral and written communication skills
  2. Professional skills through experience
  3. Substantive knowledge in specific areas of the discipline, namely law, law enforcement, corrections, courts, and diversity
  4. An understanding of ethics
  5. An understanding of theoretical issues related to causes of crime and development of justice practices
  6. An understanding of research
  7. Critical thinking skills
 
 

University Requirements 

All students in a bachelor's degree program at Kent State University must complete the following university requirements for graduation.

NOTE:  University requirements may be fulfilled in this program by specific course requirements. Please see Program Requirements for details.

Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
Course is not required for students with 25 transfer credits, excluding College Credit Plus, or age 21+ at time of admission.
Diversity Domestic/Global (DIVD/DIVG) 2 courses
Students must successfully complete one domestic and one global course, of which one must be from the Kent Core.
Experiental Learning Requirement (ELR) varies
Students must successfully complete one course or approved experience.
Kent Core (see table below) 36-37
Writing-Intensive Course (WIC) 1 course
Students must earn a minimum C grade in the course.
Upper-Division Requirement 39 (or 42)
Students must successfully complete 39 upper-division (numbered 30000 to 49999) credit hours to graduate. Students in a B.A. and/or B.S. degree in the College of Arts and Sciences must complete 42 upper-division credit hours.
Total Credit Hour Requirement 120
Some bachelor's degrees require students to complete more than 120 credit hours.

Kent Core Requirements

Kent Core Composition (KCMP) 6
Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning (KMCR) 3
Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (KHUM/KFA) (min one course each) 9
Kent Core Social Sciences (KSS) (must be from two disciplines) 6
Kent Core Basic Sciences (KBS/KLAB) (must include one laboratory) 6-7
Kent Core Additional (KADL) 6
Total Credit Hours: 36-37

Program Requirements

Major Requirements

Major Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
CRIM 12000INTRODUCTION TO JUSTICE STUDIES 3
CRIM 26704ISSUES IN LAW AND SOCIETY (KSS) 3
CRIM 36702CRIMINOLOGY 3
CRIM 37311MINORITIES IN CRIME AND JUSTICE (DIVD) 3
or CRIM 37411 WOMEN IN CRIME AND JUSTICE (DIVD)
CRIM 47211COURT FUNCTIONS 3
SOC 12050INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS) 3
SOC 32210RESEARCHING SOCIETY (ELR) (WIC) 13
SOC 32220DATA ANALYSIS 23
SOC 32221DATA ANALYSIS LABORATORY 21
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
UC 10097DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Foreign Language (see Foreign Language College Requirement below)14-16
College General Requirement (must be from Kent Core Basic Sciences) 33
College General Requirement (must be from Kent Core Social Sciences) 43
Kent Core Composition6
Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning3
Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (minimum one course from each)9
Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory)6-7
Kent Core Additional6
General Electives (total credit hours depends on earning 120 credit hours, including 42 upper-division credit hours)29
Concentrations
Choose from the following:15
Minimum Total Credit Hours:120
1

A minimum C grade must be earned to fulfill the writing-intensive requirement.

2

Students majoring in both Criminology and Justice Studies and Psychology may substitute PSYC 21621 for  SOC 32220 and SOC 32221.

3

One additional course taken from the Kent Core Basic Science courses in the following Arts and Sciences disciplines: Anthropology (ANTH), Biological Sciences (BSCI), Chemistry (CHEM), Geography (GEOG), Geology (GEOL) or Physics (PHY). The course may not be from the student's major. 

4

One additional course taken from the Kent Core Social Science courses in the following Arts and Sciences disciplines: Anthropology (ANTH), Applied Conflict Management (CACM), Geography (GEOG), Criminology and Justice Studies (CRIM), Political Science (POL), Psychology (PSYC) or Sociology (SOC). The course may not be from the student's major.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum Major GPA Minimum Overall GPA
2.000 2.000

Foreign Language College Requirement

Students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts degree in the College of Arts and Sciences must complete 14-16 credit hours of foreign language.1

To complete the requirement, students have the equivalent of Elementary I and II in any language, plus one of the following options:

  1. Intermediate I and II of the same language 2
  2. Elementary I and II of a second language
  3. Any combination of two courses from the following list:
1

All students with prior foreign language experience should take the foreign language placement test to determine the appropriate level at which to start. Some students may begin beyond the Elementary I level and will complete the requirement with fewer credit hours and fewer courses.This may be accomplished by (1) passing a course beyond Elementary I through Intermediate II level; (2) receiving credit through Credit by Exam (CBE), Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB) or College Level Examination Program (CLEP); or (3) being designated a "native speaker" of a non-English language (consult with the College of Arts and Sciences Advising Office for additional information). When students complete the requirement with fewer than 14 credit hours and four courses, they will complete remaining credit hours with general electives.

2

Certain majors, concentrations and minors may require specific languages, limit the languages from which a student may choose or require coursework through Intermediate II. Students who plan to pursue graduate study may need particular language coursework.

  • Concentration Note: Students must complete a minimum of 9 credit hours of upper-division courses in their declared concentration(s).

Corrections Concentration Requirements

[AS-BA-CRJU-CORR]

Concentration Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
CRIM 26701CORRECTIONS 3
CRIM 46705COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS 3
CRIM 46707CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS 3
CRIM 46708TREATMENT METHODS 3
Choose from the following:3
CRIMINAL PROCEDURES AND EVIDENCE
YOUTH AND THE JUSTICE SYSTEM
MINORITIES IN CRIME AND JUSTICE (DIVD)
WOMEN IN CRIME AND JUSTICE (DIVD)
CRIME, JUSTICE AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE
INTERNSHIP (ELR) 1
Minimum Total Credit Hours:15
1

CRIM 46792 is recommended to fulfill concentration requirement, but is not required. Maximum 3 credit hours of CRIM 46792 may count toward the concentration or major requirements. 

Criminology and Deviance Concentration Requirements

[AS-BA-CRJU-CRDE]

Concentration Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
CRIM 22300POLICE ROLE 3
or CRIM 26701 CORRECTIONS
SOC 32762DEVIANT BEHAVIOR 3
Choose from the following:9
VICTIMOLOGY
JUVENILE DELINQUENCY
MINORITIES IN CRIME AND JUSTICE (DIVD)
WOMEN IN CRIME AND JUSTICE (DIVD)
SPECIAL TOPICS IN CRIMINOLOGY AND JUSTICE STUDIES
SOCIAL PROBLEMS (DIVG) (KSS)
INEQUALITY IN SOCIETIES (DIVD)
SOCIOLOGY OF FAMILY VIOLENCE
Minimum Total Credit Hours:15

General–Criminology and Justice Studies Concentration Requirements

[AS-BA-CRJU-GCJS]

Concentration Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
CRIM 22300POLICE ROLE 3
or CRIM 26701 CORRECTIONS
Criminology and Justice Studies (CRIM) Electives 16-12
Concentration Electives, choose from the following:0-6
PHILOSOPHY AND JUSTICE (DIVD)
THE JUDICIAL PROCESS
INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: CIVIL RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES (DIVD)
FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY
ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
INEQUALITY IN SOCIETIES (DIVD)
DEVIANT BEHAVIOR
SOCIOLOGY OF FAMILY VIOLENCE
Paralegal Studies (PLST) Electives 2
Minimum Total Credit Hours:9
1

A maximum 6 credit hours of the following courses may be used to fulfill the concentration electives: CRIM 45093, CRIM 45096, CRIM 46792 and/or CRIM 46798. CRIM 46792 is recommended to fulfill concentration requirement, but is not required.

2

PLST 36792 may not be used as a concentration elective.

Justice and Human Relations Concentration Requirements

[AS-BA-CRJU-JAHR]

Concentration Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
CRIM 22300POLICE ROLE 3
or CRIM 26701 CORRECTIONS
Choose from the following:3
IMMIGRATION: LAW, CRIME AND JUSTICE (DIVD)
HUMAN SERVICE AGENCIES AND THE LAW
FAMILY LAW AND PROCEDURE
CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: CIVIL RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES (DIVD)
Choose from the following:9
VICTIMOLOGY
POLICE AND COMMUNITY
CRISIS INTERVENTION
YOUTH AND THE JUSTICE SYSTEM
JUVENILE DELINQUENCY
MINORITIES IN CRIME AND JUSTICE (DIVD)
WOMEN IN CRIME AND JUSTICE (DIVD)
IMMIGRATION: LAW, CRIME AND JUSTICE (DIVD)
CRIME, JUSTICE AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE
TREATMENT METHODS
INTERNSHIP (ELR) 1
HUMAN SERVICE AGENCIES AND THE LAW
SPECIAL TOPICS IN CRIMINOLOGY AND JUSTICE STUDIES
FAMILY LAW AND PROCEDURE
CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: CIVIL RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES (DIVD)
ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
INEQUALITY IN SOCIETIES (DIVD)
DEVIANT BEHAVIOR
Minimum Total Credit Hours:15
1

CRIM 46792 is recommended to fulfill concentration requirement, but is not required. Maximum 3 credit hours of CRIM 46792 may count toward the concentration or major requirements. 

Law and Society Concentration Requirements

[AS-BA-CRJU-LASO]

Concentration Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
CRIM 22300POLICE ROLE 3
or CRIM 26701 CORRECTIONS
Choose from the following:6
YOUTH AND THE JUSTICE SYSTEM
JUVENILE DELINQUENCY
MINORITIES IN CRIME AND JUSTICE (DIVD)
WOMEN IN CRIME AND JUSTICE (DIVD)
IMMIGRATION: LAW, CRIME AND JUSTICE (DIVD)
FAMILY LAW AND PROCEDURE
Choose from the following:6
POLICE AND COMMUNITY
CRIMINAL LAW
DEVELOPMENT OF JUSTICE IN AMERICA
CRIME AND JUSTICE IN POPULAR CULTURE
INTERNSHIP (ELR) 1
SPECIAL TOPICS IN CRIMINOLOGY AND JUSTICE STUDIES
COMPARATIVE JUSTICE SYSTEMS
DEVIANT BEHAVIOR
Minimum Total Credit Hours:15
1

CRIM 46792 is recommended to fulfill concentration requirement, but is not required. Maximum 3 credit hours of CRIM 46792 may count toward the concentration or major requirements. 

Policing Concentration Requirements

[AS-BA-CRJU-POLG]

Concentration Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
CRIM 22300POLICE ROLE 3
CRIM 32200POLICE AND COMMUNITY 3
CRIM 34200CRIMINAL PROCEDURES AND EVIDENCE 3
CRIM 37311MINORITIES IN CRIME AND JUSTICE (DIVD) 3
or CRIM 37411 WOMEN IN CRIME AND JUSTICE (DIVD)
Choose from the following:3
THE INVESTIGATIVE PROCESS
VICTIMOLOGY
CRISIS INTERVENTION
INTERNSHIP (ELR) 1
Minimum Total Credit Hours:15
1

CRIM 46792 is recommended to fulfill concentration requirement, but is not required. Maximum 3 credit hours of CRIM 46792 may count toward the concentration or major requirements. 

Victimology Concentration Requirements

[AS-BA-CRJU-VICT]

Concentration Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
CRIM 22300POLICE ROLE 3
or CRIM 26701 CORRECTIONS
CRIM 27311VICTIMOLOGY 3
CRIM 47003RESTORATIVE JUSTICE AND VICTIM ASSISTANCE 3
Choose from the following:6
CRISIS INTERVENTION
WOMEN IN CRIME AND JUSTICE (DIVD)
CRIME, JUSTICE AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE
HUMAN SERVICE AGENCIES AND THE LAW
Minimum Total Credit Hours:15
 

Roadmaps


 

Corrections Concentration 

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
!CRIM 12000 INTRODUCTION TO JUSTICE STUDIES 3
UC 10097 DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Foreign Language 4
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours14
Semester Two
SOC 12050 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS) 3
Foreign Language 4
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Three
CRIM 26701 CORRECTIONS 3
CRIM 26704 ISSUES IN LAW AND SOCIETY (KSS) 3
Foreign Language 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Four
Concentration Requirement 3
Foreign Language 3
College General Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Five
CRIM 36702 CRIMINOLOGY 3
CRIM 37311
MINORITIES IN CRIME AND JUSTICE (DIVD)
or WOMEN IN CRIME AND JUSTICE (DIVD)
3
!SOC 32210 RESEARCHING SOCIETY (ELR) (WIC) 3
College General Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Six
!SOC 32220 DATA ANALYSIS 3
!SOC 32221 DATA ANALYSIS LABORATORY 1
Concentration Requirements 9
General Elective 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Seven
CRIM 47211 COURT FUNCTIONS 3
General Electives 12
 Credit Hours15
Semester Eight
General Electives 14
 Credit Hours14
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:120
 

 Criminology and Deviance Concentration

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
!CRIM 12000 INTRODUCTION TO JUSTICE STUDIES 3
UC 10097 DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Foreign Language 4
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours14
Semester Two
SOC 12050 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS) 3
Foreign Language 4
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Three
CRIM 22300
POLICE ROLE
or CORRECTIONS
3
CRIM 26704 ISSUES IN LAW AND SOCIETY (KSS) 3
Foreign Language 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Four
Concentration Requirement 3
Foreign Language 3
College General Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Five
CRIM 36702 CRIMINOLOGY 3
CRIM 37311
MINORITIES IN CRIME AND JUSTICE (DIVD)
or WOMEN IN CRIME AND JUSTICE (DIVD)
3
!SOC 32210 RESEARCHING SOCIETY (ELR) (WIC) 3
College General Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Six
!SOC 32220 DATA ANALYSIS 3
!SOC 32221 DATA ANALYSIS LABORATORY 1
Concentration Requirements 9
General Elective 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Seven
CRIM 47211 COURT FUNCTIONS 3
General Electives 12
 Credit Hours15
Semester Eight
General Electives 14
 Credit Hours14
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:120
 

 General–Criminology and Justice Studies Concentration

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
!CRIM 12000 INTRODUCTION TO JUSTICE STUDIES 3
UC 10097 DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Foreign Language 4
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours14
Semester Two
SOC 12050 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS) 3
Foreign Language 4
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Three
CRIM 22300
POLICE ROLE
or CORRECTIONS
3
CRIM 26704 ISSUES IN LAW AND SOCIETY (KSS) 3
Foreign Language 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Four
Concentration Requirement 3
Foreign Language 3
College General Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Five
CRIM 36702 CRIMINOLOGY 3
CRIM 37311
MINORITIES IN CRIME AND JUSTICE (DIVD)
or WOMEN IN CRIME AND JUSTICE (DIVD)
3
!SOC 32210 RESEARCHING SOCIETY (ELR) (WIC) 3
College General Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Six
!SOC 32220 DATA ANALYSIS 3
!SOC 32221 DATA ANALYSIS LABORATORY 1
Concentration Requirements 9
General Elective 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Seven
CRIM 47211 COURT FUNCTIONS 3
General Electives 12
 Credit Hours15
Semester Eight
General Electives 14
 Credit Hours14
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:120
 

 Justice and Human Relations Concentration

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
!CRIM 12000 INTRODUCTION TO JUSTICE STUDIES 3
UC 10097 DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Foreign Language 4
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours14
Semester Two
SOC 12050 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS) 3
Foreign Language 4
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Three
CRIM 22300
POLICE ROLE
or CORRECTIONS
3
CRIM 26704 ISSUES IN LAW AND SOCIETY (KSS) 3
Foreign Language 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Four
Concentration Requirement 3
Foreign Language 3
College General Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Five
CRIM 36702 CRIMINOLOGY 3
CRIM 37311
MINORITIES IN CRIME AND JUSTICE (DIVD)
or WOMEN IN CRIME AND JUSTICE (DIVD)
3
!SOC 32210 RESEARCHING SOCIETY (ELR) (WIC) 3
College General Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Six
!SOC 32220 DATA ANALYSIS 3
!SOC 32221 DATA ANALYSIS LABORATORY 1
Concentration Requirements 9
General Elective 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Seven
CRIM 47211 COURT FUNCTIONS 3
General Electives 12
 Credit Hours15
Semester Eight
General Electives 14
 Credit Hours14
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:120
 

 Law and Society Concentration

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
!CRIM 12000 INTRODUCTION TO JUSTICE STUDIES 3
UC 10097 DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Foreign Language 4
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours14
Semester Two
SOC 12050 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS) 3
Foreign Language 4
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Three
CRIM 22300
POLICE ROLE
or CORRECTIONS
3
CRIM 26704 ISSUES IN LAW AND SOCIETY (KSS) 3
Foreign Language 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Four
Concentration Requirement 3
Foreign Language 3
College General Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Five
CRIM 36702 CRIMINOLOGY 3
CRIM 37311
MINORITIES IN CRIME AND JUSTICE (DIVD)
or WOMEN IN CRIME AND JUSTICE (DIVD)
3
!SOC 32210 RESEARCHING SOCIETY (ELR) (WIC) 3
College General Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Six
!SOC 32220 DATA ANALYSIS 3
!SOC 32221 DATA ANALYSIS LABORATORY 1
Concentration Requirements 9
General Elective 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Seven
CRIM 47211 COURT FUNCTIONS 3
General Electives 12
 Credit Hours15
Semester Eight
General Electives 14
 Credit Hours14
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:120
 

 Policing Concentration

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
!CRIM 12000 INTRODUCTION TO JUSTICE STUDIES 3
UC 10097 DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Foreign Language 4
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours14
Semester Two
SOC 12050 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS) 3
Foreign Language 4
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Three
CRIM 22300 POLICE ROLE 3
CRIM 26704 ISSUES IN LAW AND SOCIETY (KSS) 3
Foreign Language 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Four
Concentration Requirement 3
Foreign Language 3
College General Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Five
CRIM 36702 CRIMINOLOGY 3
CRIM 37311
MINORITIES IN CRIME AND JUSTICE (DIVD)
or WOMEN IN CRIME AND JUSTICE (DIVD)
3
!SOC 32210 RESEARCHING SOCIETY (ELR) (WIC) 3
College General Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Six
!SOC 32220 DATA ANALYSIS 3
!SOC 32221 DATA ANALYSIS LABORATORY 1
Concentration Requirements 9
General Elective 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Seven
CRIM 47211 COURT FUNCTIONS 3
General Electives 12
 Credit Hours15
Semester Eight
General Electives 14
 Credit Hours14
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:120
 

 Victimology concentration

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
!CRIM 12000 INTRODUCTION TO JUSTICE STUDIES 3
UC 10097 DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Foreign Language 4
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours14
Semester Two
SOC 12050 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS) 3
Foreign Language 4
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Three
CRIM 22300
POLICE ROLE
or CORRECTIONS
3
CRIM 26704 ISSUES IN LAW AND SOCIETY (KSS) 3
Foreign Language 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Four
Concentration Requirement 3
Foreign Language 3
College General Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Five
CRIM 36702 CRIMINOLOGY 3
CRIM 37311
MINORITIES IN CRIME AND JUSTICE (DIVD)
or WOMEN IN CRIME AND JUSTICE (DIVD)
3
!SOC 32210 RESEARCHING SOCIETY (ELR) (WIC) 3
College General Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Six
!SOC 32220 DATA ANALYSIS 3
!SOC 32221 DATA ANALYSIS LABORATORY 1
Concentration Requirements 9
General Elective 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Seven
CRIM 47211 COURT FUNCTIONS 3
General Electives 12
 Credit Hours15
Semester Eight
General Electives 14
 Credit Hours14
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:120