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
or
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
Mathematics
Select one of the following:3
College Algebra
Finite Mathematics
Precalculus
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
Wellness
Select one of the following:2
Concepts of Fitness and Wellness
Introduction to Stress Management
Technology
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Computer Information Systems
Introduction to Programming in Java
Introduction to Structured Programming I
Discovering Computing
Humanities
Literacies
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Literature
Introduction to Film
ENGL 232Mythology3
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
Acting One
Art and Music
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to the Visual Arts
Fine Arts and Aesthetics
Music Appreciation
Music Fundamentals
World Music
History of Rock and Roll
Social Science
Select two of 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
Design
Drawing I
Ceramics I
Survey of Geography
Group Piano for Non-Majors
Group Piano for Non-Majors
Valkyries
Concert Choir
Athletic Band
Concert Band
Planetarium Science
Theatre Practicum
Total Credits42

Major Requirement

Required Courses
COMM 311Communication and Interviewing3
COMM 483Organizational Communication3
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 300 Race, Ethnic, and Gender Relations
SOC 330Understanding Statistics3
SOC 340Research Methods3
SOC 422Social Science Theory3
SOC 491Capstone1
SOC 497Internship3-12
Total Credits43-52
 

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
FallCreditsSpringCredits
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 Communicaiton (Gen Ed)3PSYC 111 (Gen Ed)3
Technology (Gen Ed)3Wellness (Gen Ed)2
UNIV 1501 
 16 15
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
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
FallCreditsSpringCredits
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
FallCreditsSpringCredits
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 accumulate an understanding of the interaction between individual and societal forces, and why knowledge of social and historical context, norms, institutions, and inequalities are important to the field of human services. Further, students will become more knowledgeable of the field of human services, how it continues to evolve, and where they fit into it as emerging professionals.
  2. Confidence in Assessment, Critical Evaluation, & Theory: Human services students will understand the utility of theory and research in the field of human services and for improving quality of care. Further, students will develop their skills in theory application, conducting research, and critical evaluation of current research.
  3. Application of Knowledge, Skills, & Values in Applied Settings: Students will be able to demonstrate their proficiencies as emerging professionals in real world experiences and applied settings.