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  Jul 21, 2017
 
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Criminal Justice, B.A. in C.J. - Law and Justice Specialization


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Students who complete the Law and Justice specialization will acquire a contextual foundation of law in our heterogeneous society and have the opportunity to develop critical thinking and analysis skills. This curriculum is particularly designed to prepare students for post-graduate studies in law and related fields.

I. University Core Curriculum Requirements (36-46 units)


NOTE: Refer to the Core Curriculum  chapter of this catalog for information regarding the “Core English and Math Completion Policy”.

A. English (3-8 units)


Refer to the “English” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

NOTE: Students who place in ENG 102  are not required to complete ENG 101  .

B. Mathematics (3-6 units)


Refer to the “Mathematics” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

C. Natural Sciences (6-8 units)


Refer to the “Natural Sciences” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog. 

D. Social Sciences (3 units)


Refer to the “Social Sciences” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog

E. Fine Arts (3 units)


Refer to the “Fine Arts” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

F. Core Humanities (9 units)


Refer to the “Core Humanities” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

G. Capstone Courses (6 units)


Refer to the “Capstone” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

H. Diversity (3 units)


Refer to the “Diversity” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog. 

II. Additional College Requirements (6-20 units)


Units may vary depending on initial course placement in foreign language coursework.

A. Foreign Language (0-14 units)


Successful completion of the foreign language requirement may be accomplished through one of five options: 1.) complete a fourth-semester college course in a foreign language; 2.) complete and transfer to UNR a fourth-semester course in American Sign Language; 3.) demonstrate proficiency through placement examination or other means through the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures; 4.) show transcript evidence of successful completion of a fourth-year high school course in foreign language; or 5.) participate in a studies abroad program preapproved by the college to meet the foreign language requirement.

B. College Breadth Requirement (6 units)


Students seeking a Bachelor of Arts degree in the college shall be required to take, within the College of Liberal Arts, two courses that are outside the departments in which they major or minor, and that exclude courses taken to fulfill Core Curriculum requirements.

III. Major Requirements (54 units)


B. Law and justice related course work (18 units)


IV. Minor Requirements (No Minor Required)


While a minor is not required, it is recommended for students wishing to expand particular skills or their knowledge in particular disciplines or areas/fields of interest.

V. Electives (0-24 units)


VI. Total Units (120 units)


 Forty-two or more units must be in courses numbered 300 - 499.

VII. Recommended Schedule


A. First Year


Fall Semester (16-19 units)


Spring Semester (16-17 units)


B. Second Year


Fall Semester (15-16 units)


Spring Semester (15 units)


C. Third Year


Fall Semester (15 units)


Spring Semester (15 units)


D. Fourth Year


Fall Semester (15 units)


Spring Semester (13 units)


Note(s):


  • Minimum units to graduate is 120.
  • Upper Division Courses: Junior standing or near completion of the University Core Curriculum is required to register for upper-division Criminal Justice courses. These courses are open to majors only.

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