May 23, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 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 the ability to assess and apply concepts related to legal and social science research.
  • Articulate an understanding of the historical development and current operations of the principal components of the criminal justice system.
  • Identify theoretical and philosophical aspects of social justice within criminal justice and the impacts of intersectionality related to those disciplines.
  • Distinguish between evidence-based policies and practices while maximizing the use of best practices in the pursuit of conflict management and resolution.

Department-Approved Electives Credits: 36

Must include 36 credits of approved electives from the following. Only 8 of the 36 credits may count from lower division Law and Justice (LAJ) courses (102, 202, 203, 210, 215, 216).

Total Credits: 68

College and Department Information

Law and Justice Department  
College of the Sciences  

Program Codes
Major plan codes: LAJU, LAJUP
Online option codes: LAJUO, LAJUOP

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