Oct 31, 2020  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Justice Studies, Criminology Concentration, BS


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Summary of Degree Units

University Graduation Requirements 44
Major Preparation 6
Major Core Requirements 15-18
Concentration Requirements 30
University Electives 22-25
Total 120

University Requirements for Graduation

Students must complete all residency, curriculum, unit, and GPA requirements as outlined in the Undergraduate Graduation Requirements  section of the Policies and Procedures .

Program Roadmaps

The 4-Year Roadmap is available online. Roadmaps should be used in consultation with the catalog and your advisor to identify additional requirements for completing the major (for example, course grade minimums). Associate Degrees (ADT) Pathways are also available online.

Major-Specific Graduation Requirements

All courses in the Preparation and Requirements for the major (all courses in preparation, core, and concentration/specialization) must be completed with a grade of “C or better”.

Justice Studies International Experience Requirement

To satisfy the Justice Studies International Experience Requirement, students must study abroad for at least nine days in an approved program. For more information about the requirement, including exemptions and waivers, view the Department of Justice Studies’ International Experience website.

General Education/American Institution Requirements

Courses that meet General Education/American Institution requirements are noted with area designation for required area. For legend please see General Education Attributes .

University Requirements (44 units)


Core Lower Division General Education (30 units)


Of the 39 units required by the university, 9 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Courses that meet GE Areas A1, A2, A3 or B4 must be passed with a “C-” or better to meet the requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.

Note: Students who have completed the ADT Transfer degree (under SB 1440) for this major will have completed all lower division GE requirements and should follow the 60 unit guarantee roadmap. Meet with an advisor prior to registering for your first semester for the 60 unit roadmap or specific questions.

Upper Division General Education (6 units)


Of the 9 units required by the university, 3 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Consult with major advisor for details.

American Institutions (6 units)


The 6 units of American Institutions (US123) coursework shown below also fulfills GE Areas D2 and D3. Other courses meet the American Institutions requirement, but may not include additional GE areas. The American Studies (AMS 1A /AMS 1B ) and Humanities Honors (HUM 1A /HUM 1B , HUM 2A /HUM 2B ) programs both offer larger integrated packages that meet this requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.

Complete One Sequence From:

Physical Education (2 units)


Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement


At SJSU, students must pass both the SJSU Writing Skills Test (WST) and a 100W course. Exceptions to the GWAR may be found at Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR) .

A grade of C or better (C- not accepted) is required to meet graduation requirement.

Complete One Course From:


Major Requirements (45-48 units)


International Experience (0-3 units)


In consultation with advisor, select an International Experience course.

Concentration Required Courses (30 units)


Students Must Complete 30 Units from the Following Areas

Area A: Theory Courses (3 units)


Complete three units from:

Area B: Methodology Courses (3 units)


Area C: Critical Inquiry Courses (12 units)


Complete twelve units from:

University Electives (22-25 units)


A minor is strongly recommended

Total Units Required (120 units)


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