Justice Studies Emphasis Area | BAS & BLS
The University of Iowa

The justice studies emphasis area requires 18 s.h. It is a good choice for students who hold associate degrees in disciplines such as community service, corrections, criminal justice, law enforcement, police science, or public safety. The emphasis area requires the following course work.

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The emphasis requires two of these courses:

  • CRIM:1410 Introduction to Criminology (3 s.h.)
  • POLI:3111 American Public Policy (3 s.h.)
  • PSY:2501 Introduction to Social Psychology (3 s.h.)
  • RCE:4197 Citizenship in a Multicultural Society (3 s.h.)
  • SOC:1030 Contemporary Social Problems (3 s.h.)
  • SOC:4225 The Social Psychology of Leadership(3 s.h.)

And at least four of these:

  • CRIM:2430 Comparative Criminal Justice Systems (3 s.h.)
  • CRIM:4410 Treatment Interventions in Corrections (3 s.h.)
  • CRIM:4420 Criminal Punishment (3 s.h.)
  • HRTS:2115/IS:2115 Introduction to Human Rights (3 s.h.)
  • MGMT:2000 Introduction to Law (3 s.h.)
  • POLI:3503 Politics of Terrorism (3 s.h.)
  • RCE:4176 Child Abuse: Assessment, Intervention, and Advocacy (3 s.h.)
  • RCE:4185 Introduction to Substance Abuse (3 s.h.)
  • RCE:4194 Interpersonal Effectiveness (3 s.h.)
  • SOC:2810 Social Inequality (3 s.h.)
  • SSW:3797 Child Welfare Policy and Practice (3 s.h.)
  • SSW:4100 Social Work in the Criminal Justice System (3 s.h.)