Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Government and Criminal Justice
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Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Government and Criminal Justice

 (Applicable for the 2017-2018 Bulletin.)

First Year, Fall Semester

CourseCredits
DIA 100, Dialogue1
POL 110, Power and Politics in America, POL 120, Comparative Politics, or POL 130, International Politics3
FYS 100, First-Year Seminar3
M 114, Everyday Statistics3
For. Lang. or other Diversity course3
SOC 170, Introduction to Criminal Justice3
Total Credits = 16

First Year, Spring Semester

CourseCredits
AUCW3
POL 200W, Politics, or POL Area 1 elective3
WRT 110, Academic Writing I3
AUCT (except AUCT 150)4
For. Lang. 111 or humanities elective3
Total Credits = 16

Second Year, Fall Semester

CourseCredits
POL 200W, Politics, or POL Area 1 elective3
WRT 210, Foundations of Argument3
SOC 271, Deviance3
Lab science4
AUCA3
Total Credits = 16

Second Year, Spring Semester

CourseCredits
POL 201, Conduct of Political Inquiry, or SOC 242, Methods of Social Research4
ART, CIN, DRA, or HLM 1003
AUCC3
POL 250, Law and the Justice System3
Information Technology Literacy course3
DIA 200, Career Dialogue1
Total Credits = 17

Third Year, Fall Semester

CourseCredits
POL Area 2 elective3
POL W course (332W, 340W, 341W, 342W, 343W, 353W)3
Humanities elective3
Group A CJ elective3
Group B CJ elective3
Total Credits = 15

Third Year, Spring Semester

CourseCredits
POL Area 3 elective3
POL Free elective3
Group A CJ elec. (PSY 242 or 262)3
Group B CJ elective3
AUCA3
Total Credits = 15

Fourth Year, Fall Semester

CourseCredits
POL 400, Capstone Seminar3
POL Area 4 elective3
SOC 470, Criminology3
SOC 318, Internship3
Elective3
Total Credits = 15

Fourth Year, Spring Semester

CourseCredits
POL Free elective3
POL Free elective3
SOC 473W, Crime, Law, and the Administration of Justice3
Group A CJ elective3
Group B CJ elective3
Total Credits = 15

The Politics and Government major requires a total of 37 credits including four courses (POL 110, 120 or 130, POL 200W, POL 201 and POL 400) as well as 24 addition POL elective credits.  Majors must take POL elective credits in four of the five POL areas and at least 15 of the 24 elective credits must be taken at the 300 or 400 level.

POL Elective Areas:

American Politics and Government (APG): POL 210, 213, 310, 311, 312, 313, 314, 317, 419

Comparative Politics and Government (CPG): POL 222, 225, 321, 322, 323, 324, 421, 429

International Politics (IP): POL 231, 330, 331, 332W, 429

Political Theory (PT): POL 240, 340, 341, 342, 343, 449

Law and Politics (LP): POL 250, 351, 353W, 450, 451, 452, 453, 459

Group A:  Perspectives on Human Behavior (three courses, 9 credits)

SOC 273 International Organized Crime
SOC 278 Drugs and Society
SOC 372 Women and Crime
SOC 376 Juvenile Delinquency
SOC 378 Studies in Criminal Behavior
SOC 382 Race and Ethnic Relations
SOC 475 Race and Crime
SOC 476 Street Gangs
POL 421 Political Violence
PSY 262 Abnormal Psychology
PHI 233 Organizational Ethics

Group B:  Law and the Response to Social Conflict (three courses, 9 credits)

SOC 274 Sociological Analysis of Prisons and Corrections
SOC 277 Policing Society
SOC 319 Internship
SOC 375 Social Control
SOC 379 Studies in Crime Control
POL 351 Criminal Law and Procedure
POL 450 Constitutional Law
POL 451 Civil Liberties and Rights
POL 452 Jurisprudence