The justice studies dual major is intended for students who are looking for careers in the justice system or who seek graduate training in law or social sciences and humanities related to the law. Students will be required to choose a first major before they will be able to declare justice studies as a second major.
The dual major in Justice Studies requires students to take a minimum of 8 courses (32 credits) each completed with a grade of a C- or better. The dual major can not be declared until after a first major has been declared and you must have a GPA of a 2.50 or better at the time that you are declaring. Students are not allowed to count more than 2 courses from any one department (except for Justice Studies) towards their Dual Major. An unlimited number of Justice Studies dual major courses can be used to satisfy General Education requirements.
For example: if you take POLT 407; POLT 507 or SOC 515 you will now only be allowed to take 1 more Political Science or 1 more Sociology course to count as a Justice Studies elective course. If you should choose to take both POLT 407 & POLT 507 then one will count as your required course and the other will count as an elective course. Now you are not allowed to count any other Political Science courses towards your Dual Major in Justice Studies because you have already taken 2 courses from that department.
JUST 401 - Introduction to Justice Studies
JUST 501 - Research Methods (PreReq: Statistics)
JUST 601 - Internship
JUST 701 - Senior Seminar
AND 1 OF THE 3 LISTED BELOW
POLT 407 - Law & Society
POLT 507 - Politics of Crime and Justice
SOC 515 - Introductory Criminology
3 elective courses from the Justice Studies Approved Course List.