Justice Studies BA/BS

The Justice Studies major provides students with professional education that prepares them for a variety of careers in federal, state, and local criminal justice and human service agencies. The curriculum is strongly oriented to the social and behavioral sciences. As a part of the commitment to developing a professionally oriented student, field training placements in criminal justice agencies are available.

General Education Requirements

Written Communication
Select one of the following:6.00
WRITING AND RHETORIC I
and WRITING AND RHETORIC II
COLLEGE WRITING AND RESEARCH
Oral Communication
Select one from the following:3.00
FUNDAMENTALS OF ORAL COMMUNICATION
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
PUBLIC SPEAKING
Mathematical Ways of Knowing
Select one of the following:3.00-5.00
MATH IN MODERN SOCIETY
FINITE MATHEMATICS
COLLEGE ALGEBRA
COLLEGE ALGEBRA AND TRIGONOMETRY
STATISTICAL REASONING
CALCULUS I
STATISTICAL METHODS FOR THE SCIENCES
MATHEMATICS FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS II
FINITE MATHEMATICS
MATH FOR TECHNOLOGY
STATISTICAL REASONING
Humanistic & Artistic Ways of Knowing
Select one course from two categories:6.00-8.00
Literature
LITERATURE AND IDEAS
WORLD CLASSICS
INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE
MYTHOLOGIES
Arts
INTRODUCTION TO ART
THE ART AND HISTORY OF THE MOTION PICTURE
INTRODUCTION TO THE ARTS
SURVEY OF MUSIC
MUSIC IN AMERICA
WORLD MUSIC
HISTORY OF MUSICAL THEATER
HISTORY OF JAZZ AND POPULAR MUSIC STYLES
SURVEY OF THE THEATER
Language
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE I
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE II
ELEMENTARY SPANISH I
ELEMENTARY SPANISH II
Scientific Ways of Knowing
Select one course from two disciplines; one lab7.00-8.00
INTRODUCTION TO BIOINFORMATICS
CONCEPTS OF BIOLOGY
PLANTS AND PEOPLE
BIOLOGY IN FILM
HUMAN BIOLOGY
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I
CONCEPTS OF CHEMISTRY
GENERAL, ORGANIC AND BIOCHEMISTRY
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE
INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC SCIENCE
PHYSICAL GEOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO EARTH SYSTEMS
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
INTEGRATED SCIENCE II
INTEGRATED SCIENCE I
INTRODUCTION TO NATURAL SCIENCES 1
NATURAL SCIENCE FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATOR
GENERAL PHYSICS I
GENERAL PHYSICS II
PHYS SCIENCES FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATORS
DESCRIPTIVE ASTRONOMY
ENGINEERING PHYSICS I
Social & Behavioral Ways of Knowing
Select one course from two disciplines:6.00
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
WORLD PREHISTORY
INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES
PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS
PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS
INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY
WORLD HISTORY I
WORLD HISTORY II
UNITED STATES HISTORY I
UNITED STATES HISTORY II
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
HUMAN RELATIONS IN ORGANIZATIONS
AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT
INTERNATIONAL POLITICS
COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT
INTRODUCTION TO GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY
LIFESPAN DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
SOCIAL PROBLEMS
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
HUMAN RELATIONS IN ORGANIZATIONS
Diversity
Select one of the following:3.00-4.00
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
WORLD PREHISTORY
INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES
RACE AND ETHNICITY
COMMUNICATION AND DIVERSITY
INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE
NATIVE AMERICAN WRITTEN LITERATURE
INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY
WORLD HISTORY I
WORLD HISTORY II
UNITED STATES HISTORY I
UNITED STATES HISTORY II
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
ETHICS AND IDENTITY
SOCIAL-CULTURAL ASPECTS OF SPORTS
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE I
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE II
COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
ELEMENTARY SPANISH I
ELEMENTARY SPANISH II
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
Integrative Seminar: Ethics & Values
Select one of the following:3.00
ID 300A - 300Z (see course descriptions for options)
HELLS CANYON INSTITUTE
Foreign/Heritage Language
Select 16 credits of language if selecting Bachelor of Arts Degree16.00
Total Credits37.00-43.00

Program Requirements

Major Courses
JS-103INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE3.00
JS-201POLICE IN AMERICA3.00
JS-202CORRECTIONS IN AMERICA3.00
JS-225CRIMINAL PROCEDURE3.00
JS/SOC-320JUVENILE DELINQUENCY3.00
JS-325CRIMINAL LAW3.00
JS/SOC-345CRIMINOLOGY3.00
JS-475CRIME, JUSTICE AND ETHICS3.00
JS-495PRACTICUM IN JUSTICE STUDIES3.00
JS-499RESEARCH PROJECT AND SEMINAR IN JUSTICE STUDIES3.00
SS-385RESEARCH METHODS3.00
Emphasis
Select one of the following emphases:15.00
Policing and Law Enforcement Emphasis
INTRODUCTION TO ADDICTION STUDIES
PRINCIPLES OF INTERVIEWING AND CASE STUDIES
PRINCIPLES OF CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS
ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
WHITE COLLAR CRIME
COMMUNITY POLICING
COMPARATIVE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEMS
CYBERCRIME
CONSTITUTIONAL LAW
DEVIANT BEHAVIOR AND SOCIAL CONTROL
Law and Legal System Emphasis
BUSINESS LAW I
LAW AND SOCIETY
PRINCIPLES OF CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS
ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
WHITE COLLAR CRIME
COMPARATIVE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEMS
CYBERCRIME
TORT LAW
CONSTITUTIONAL LAW
Corrections and Human Services Emphasis
INTRODUCTION TO ADDICTION STUDIES
CASE MANAGEMENT AND CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY
COMMUNITY-BASED CORRECTIONS
ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
WHITE COLLAR CRIME
REHABILITATION PROGRAMS
CYBERCRIME
ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY
MARRIAGE AND FAMILY
DEVIANT BEHAVIOR AND SOCIAL CONTROL
Foreign/Heritage Language
Take 16 credits of language if selecting a Bachelor or Arts degree16.00
Diversity
Take 9 credits from the following if selecting a Bachelor of Science degree9.00
RACE, CLASS, GENDER & JUSTICE
VIOLENCE AND GENDER
Select from list of Justice Studies Diversity courses (see advisor)
Electives
Select 27 elective credits27.00
Total Credits84.00

Sequential Plan of Study

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
COREMathematical Ways of Knowing 3.00
COREHumanistic & Artistic Ways of Knowing 3.00
CORESocial & Behavioral Ways of Knowing 3.00
ENGL-101 WRITING AND RHETORIC I 3.00
JS-103 INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE 3.00
 Credits15.00
Spring
COREOral Communication 3.00
CORESocial & Behavioral Ways of Knowing 3.00
ENGL-102 WRITING AND RHETORIC II 3.00
JS-201 POLICE IN AMERICA 3.00
JS-202 CORRECTIONS IN AMERICA 3.00
 Credits15.00
Second Year
Fall
COREDiversity 3.00
COREHumanistic & Artistic Ways of Knowing 3.00
COREScientific Ways of Knowing 3.00
JS-225 CRIMINAL PROCEDURE 3.00
ElectiveElective Credits 3.00
 Credits15.00
Spring
COREScientific Ways of Knowing 4.00
Program RequirementSelect Emphasis course 3.00
Program RequirementSelect Diversity or Foreign/Heritage Language course 3.00
ElectiveElective Credits 3.00
ElectiveElective Credits 3.00
 Credits16.00
Third Year
Fall
COREIntegrative Seminar: Ethics & Values 3.00
JS-320
JUVENILE DELINQUENCY
or JUVENILE DELINQUENCY
3.00
JS-345
CRIMINOLOGY
or CRIMINOLOGY
3.00
Program RequirementSelect Emphasis course 3.00
Program RequirementSelect Diversity or Foreign/Heritage Language course 3.00
 Credits15.00
Spring
JS-325 CRIMINAL LAW 3.00
JS-475 CRIME, JUSTICE AND ETHICS 3.00
Program RequirementSelect Emphasis course 3.00
ElectiveElective Credits 3.00
ElectiveElective Credits 3.00
 Credits15.00
Fourth Year
Fall
Program RequirementSelect Emphasis course 3.00
Program RequirementSelect Diversity or Foreign/Heritage Language course 3.00
SS-385 RESEARCH METHODS 3.00
ElectiveElective Credits 3.00
ElectiveElective Credits 3.00
 Credits15.00
Spring
JS-495 PRACTICUM IN JUSTICE STUDIES 3.00
JS-499 RESEARCH PROJECT AND SEMINAR IN JUSTICE STUDIES 3.00
Program RequirementSelect Emphasis course 3.00
ElectiveElective Credits 5.00
 Credits14.00
 Total Credits120.00

Graduates with a BA/BS in Justice Studies with Criminal Justice Emphasis go on to obtain careers in a variety of fields:

  • Local, Regional, and National Law Enforcement
  • Probation and Parole
  • Corrections
  • Law and Legal Studies

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Graduates with a BA/BS in Justice Studies with Human Services Emphasis go on to obtain careers in a variety of fields:

  • Casework/Case Management
  • Court Services
  • Family Agencies
  • Non-Profit Organizations

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