Human Services - Criminal Justice Concentration

General Education Requirements

English Composition
Select one of the following:6
College Composition I
College Composition II
Introduction to Professional Writing
College Composition II
Introduction to Professional Writing
College Composition III: Persuasive Writing
Speech Communication
Select one of the following:3
Fundamentals of Public Speaking
Interpersonal Communication
Intercultural Communication
Select one of the following:3
College Algebra
Finite Mathematics
Mathematics in Society
Calculus I
Elementary Statistics
Lab Science
Select two of the following:8
Concepts of Biology
General Biology I
General Biology II
General Zoology
Introductory Chemistry
Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry II
Introduction to Earth Science
The Earth Through Time
Concepts of Physics
Introductory Astronomy
College Physics I
College Physics II
University Physics I
University Physics II
Cognition and Brain Science
Technology, Engineering, and Design
Select one of the following:2
Concepts of Fitness and Wellness
Introduction to Stress Management
Computer Science and Literacy
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Computer Information Systems
Introduction to Programming
Introduction to Programming in Java
Introduction to Structured Programming I
Discovering Computing
Select one of the following:3
Oral Interpretation
Introduction to Literature
Introduction to Film
World Literature I
World Literature II
American Literature I
American Literature II
Civilization, Thought, and Literary Heritage
Ethics and Philosophy of Science
1st Year Spanish I
1st Year Spanish II
2nd Year Spanish I
2nd Year Spanish II
Introduction to Theatre Arts
Art and Music
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to the Visual Arts
Introduction to Digital Media
Art History I
Art History II
History of Craft
Fine Arts and Aesthetics
Music Appreciation
Music Fundamentals
World Music
History of Rock and Roll
Social Science
Select 6 credits from the following:6
Understanding Media and Social Change
Human Communication
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Human Geography
United States to 1877
United States to Present
World Civilizations to 1500
World Civilizations since 1500
Environmental History
Native American Studies
American National Government
State and Local Government
Introduction to Psychology 1
Introduction to Sociology
Introduction to Anthropology
Additional Humanities or Social Science
Select one additional course from Humanities or Social Science or select from the following:2
Two-Dimensional Design
Drawing I
Ceramics I
Photography I
Survey of Geography
Group Piano for Non-Majors
Group Piano for Non-Majors
Concert Choir
Athletic Band
Concert Band
Planetarium Science
Theatre Practicum
Total Credits39


Major Requirements

Required Courses
COMM 311Communication and Interviewing3
COMM 483Organizational Communication3
or MGMT 372 Foundations of Leadership
or MGMT 430 Organizational Behavior
MGMT 330Principles of Management3
PSYC 250Developmental Psychology3
PSYC 310Behavior Modification3
PSYC 360Group Dynamics3
PSYC 470Counseling Theory and Practice3
SOC 110Introduction to Sociology 13
SOC 130Introduction to Human Services3
SOC 220The Family3
or SOC 270 Native American Studies
or SOC 300 Race, Ethnic, and Gender Relations
SOC 320Case Management3
SOC 330Understanding Statistics3
SOC 340Research Methods3
SOC 422Social Science Theory3
SOC 491Capstone1
SOC 497Internship3-12
Total Credits46-55

Criminal Justice Concentration

COMM 216Intercultural Communication3
or COMM 314 Public Relations
CJ 252Introduction to the Social and Criminal Justice System3
CJ 390Criminology and Delinquency3
CJ 416Corrections: Institutional and Community3
POLS 115American National Government3
or POLS 116 State and Local Government
POLS 376U.S. Constitution: Civil Liberties3
PSYC 370Abnormal Psychology3
Total Credits21

Total General Education 39 Hrs
Total Major Requirement 43-52 Hrs

Total Concentration Requirement 21 Hrs
Total Credits Needed to Graduate 120 Hrs

For degree and graduation requirements, visit degree requirements and graduation requirements.


Plan of Study

First Year
English Composition (Gen Ed)3Art and Music (Gen Ed)3
MATH 210 (Gen Ed)3English Composition (Gen Ed)3
SOC 1103Lab Science (Gen Ed)4
Speech Communication (Gen Ed)3PSYC 111 (Gen Ed)3
Computer Science and Literacy (Gen Ed)3Wellness (Gen Ed)2
UNIV 1501 
 16 15
Second Year
Additional Humanities or Social Science (Gen Ed)2Additional Electives3
CJ 2523COMM 3143
Lab Science (Gen Ed)4PSYC 2503
Literacies (Gen Ed)3SOC 1303
Social Science (Gen Ed)3SOC 2203
 15 15
Third Year
Additional Electives3COMM 4833
MGMT 3303CJ 3903
POLS 1153SOC 3403
PSYC 3703SOC 4973
SOC 3303Additional Course (if only taking 3 credit internship)3
 15 15
Fourth Year
Additional Electives3Addition Electives3
COMM 3113Additional Electives3
SOC 4223CJ 4163
SOC 4911PSYC 3103
POLS 3763PSYC 4703
PSYC 3603 
 16 15
Total Credits 122

Please note:  This plan is intended for general information only.  Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their academic advisor each semester before registration.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Knowledge of Society & the Field: Students will develop an understanding of the interaction between individual and societal forces; why knowledge of social and historical context, norms, institutions, and inequalities are important to the field of human services; and their role as emerging professionals in the evolving human services field.

  2. Confidence in Assessment, Critical Evaluation, & Theory: Human services students will apply theories, evaluate studies, and conduct research in course projects tailored to give practical experience that connects to a broad range of professional opportunities.

  3. Application of Knowledge, Skills, & Values in Applied Settings: Students will complete internships and coursework that integrate their academic knowledge, skills and values as emerging professionals within real world, applied settings.