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2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin 
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Criminal Justice and Rehabilitation, B.S.

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         Criminal Justice and Rehabilitation, B.S.: 4-year sequence


The B.S. in Criminal Justice and Rehabilitation offers a unique approach to rehabilitation. The positive change model incorporates interdisciplinary training for recognition of the underlying factors that commonly lead to unlawful behavior and development of techniques required to affect positive behavioral change. Students are able to understand the impact of disability, mental illness, and substance abuse on the involvement in unlawful behavior, and furthermore apply knowledge to focus on rehabilitation of the offender rather than punishment and incarceration. Students develop skills in oral and written communication, critical thinking, and the ability to apply ethical and legal standards in decision making. The graduate is able to integrate and apply knowledge and human relation skills in the prevention, treatment, education, and rehabilitation of offenders. The development of interpersonal and social skills and the ability to examine and analyze individual needs prepares students for successful and rewarding professional careers.

Graduates of the Criminal Justice and Rehabilitation program work in positions such as probation and parole agents, correctional treatment specialists, juvenile counselors, and diversion court officers and administrators. Research indicates an increasing future demand for all related occupations. Students are required to maintain a 2.0 GPA per university standards through their first two years, and a 2.5 GPA per program standards following their junior year (90 credits).

General Requirements
Bachelor of Science Degree

Total for graduation 120 credits  
General Education 40 credits  
Major Studies 80 credits  

Program Requirements

Racial and Ethnic Studies (6 credits*)

Three credits must be selected from RES-A.

Global Perspective (6 credits*)

Complete a program of university-approved work or study abroad, or 6 credits of global perspective approved courses.

General Education (40 credits)

Analytic Reasoning and Natural Sciences (10 credits)

Courses must be from the areas of analytic reasoning and natural sciences. At least one mathematics or statistics course and a natural science course with a lab are required.

Arts and Humanities (6 credits)

Courses must be from two or more areas including art history, creative arts, foreign language and culture, history, literature, music appreciation, performing arts, and philosophy.

Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 credits)

Cross-disciplinary Issues (3 credits)

Courses must be from the list of approved cross-disciplinary issues courses.

Social Responsibility and Ethical Reasoning (3 credits)

Courses must be selected from the list of approved social responsibility and ethical reasoning courses.

Selectives (3 credits)

Major Studies (80 credits)

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