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

The justice studies emphasis area 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. It requires 18 semester hours.

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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:4225 The Social Psychology of Leadership (3 s.h.)

And at least four of these courses:

  • CRIM:2430 Comparative Criminal Justice Systems (3 s.h.)
  • CRIM:3416 Race, Crime, and Justice (3 s.h.)
  • CRIM:4420 Criminal Punishment (3 s.h.)
  • POLI:3104/LAS:3104 Immigration Politics (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:3171 Drugs and Society (3 s.h.)
  • SSW:4100 Social Work in the Criminal Justice System (3 s.h.)