Jan 28, 2021  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Law and Justice Major, BA


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Admission to the Major and to the Minor

  • Grade requirement: overall grade point average of 2.25 or higher. The department chair may admit a limited number of students with grade point averages below 2.25 under extenuating circumstances.
  • Students applying to the major must submit a major application form.
  • The law and justice department reserves the right to modify these requirements in special cases or as the needs of the department change.

Exit Requirements
A minimum grade of C- must be earned in all courses used to fulfill the requirements of the major and of the minor.

Program Learner Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate Communication Skills
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply scientific research methods and reasoning to the study of crime and justice
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply legal research methods and reasoning to the study of crime and justice
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the historical development and current operations of the principal components of the criminal justice system
  • Substantive and Procedural Law
  • Criminological Theory
  • Demonstrate an understanding of ethical issues in criminal justice
  • Conflict Management
  • Information Access
  • Exhibit professionally appropriate behavior
  • Benefit from the study of law and justice either by entering a career related to the student’s course of study, graduate school, or law school

Department-Approved Electives Credits: 28


Select seven (7) upper-division CWU LAJ courses (other than 490, 492, 495, or 496).

Total Credits: 60


College and Department Information


Law and Justice Department  
College of the Sciences  

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