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.

The emphasis requires two of these courses:

  • 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:1410 Introduction to Criminology (3 s.h.)
  • SOC:4225 The Social Psychology of Leadership (3 s.h.)

And at least four of these courses:

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