2022-2023 University Catalog 
    
    Aug 11, 2022  
2022-2023 University Catalog

Criminal Justice Administration, Corrections Concentration, B.A.


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Criminal Justice Administration, B.A.


The major in Criminal Justice Administration is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the complete criminal justice system within society in the United States. There are three areas of concentration the student can choose from which to build on the core curriculum: Law Enforcement, Corrections, and Security. Providing a comprehensive understanding from a theoretical, philosophical, and practical perspective, the program provides a broad background for over 40 basic career opportunities in the criminal justice system, both in the public and private sectors, at the local, state, national, and international levels.

Requirements for: B.A. Major – 45 Hours, 2.0 gpa


Criminal Justice Electives 12 cr.


From Criminal Justice courses not in the Core or the Areas of Concentration:

  • one 200-level course
  • two 300/400-level courses
  • one 400-level course

Concentrations


(One of the following areas)

Liberal Education Requirements 40 CR.


Writing Seminar 6 cr.


EN105  and EN106   

Math Requirement 3 cr.


Select one of the following:

MA120 MA135 , or higher math course excluding MA208   

Science with a lab Requirement 4 cr.


Select one of the following:

BI101 , BI111 , BI211 , BI212 , BI223 , BIO221 , BIO225 , BIO325 , BIO327 , BIO330 , BIO337L  and BIO337 , BIO350 , BIO400 , BIO410 , BIO411 , BIO417 , CH101 , CH105 , CH107L  and CH107 , CH108L  and CH108 , CH317L  and CH317 , CH318L  and CH318 , CH328 , CH329 , CH337L  and CH337 , CH405 , CH440 , GGP115 , GGP205 , GO130 , GO141 , GO151 , GO200 , GO310 , GO320 , GO330 , PY155 , PY156 , PY205 , or PY206 

Ethics Requirement 3 cr.


Select one of the following:

AC435 , CA302 , CS300 , EDU310 , MG495 , NS306 , PA380 , PH102 , PH221 , PH224 , PH308 , PS220 , SO220 , SW492 

Communications Requirement 3 cr.


Select one of the following:

CA103 CA105 , or TH105   

Citizenship Requirement 3 cr.


Select one of the following:

PO200 PO210 HIS111 HIS112 , or HIS113   

Humanities Requirement 6 cr.


Select one of the following Art or English: 

AR115 , AR215 , AR216 , EN201 , EN221 , EN232 , EN234 

And one of the following:

AR115 , AR215 , AR216 , EN201 , EN221 , EN232 , EN234 , CA104 , CA116 , CA235 , FR201 , ML235 , ML251 , PH101 , PC202 , PH205 , RE109 , SP110 , SP201 , SP202 , TH100 , TH101 , TH201 , TH216 

Natural Science Requirement 3 cr.


Select one of the following:

BI214 , CH101 , CH102 , CH105 , CH107  CH107L , CH108  CH108L , GGP115 , GGP120 , GGP205 , GO125 , GO130 , GO141 , GO151 , GO200 , NS220 , NS241 , PY101 , PY155 , PY156 , PY205 , or PY206 

*Computer Science and PE courses excluded.

Social Science Requirement 6 cr.


Select two of the following:

AN100 , CJ100 , CJ200 , EC141 , EC142 , EDU210 , FI201 , GGH110 , GGH200 , HIS104 , HIS105 , PO216 , PS101 , PS125 , PS205 , SO141 , SO206 , or SW205 

Seminar: Integrative & Interdisciplinary Learning 3 cr.


Select one of the topics for LE300*   

Graduation Requirements


Student Seminar 3 CR.


LE100 First-Year Seminar  (required for all incoming first-time freshman and highly encouraged for transfer students)

Upper Division Requirements 36 cr.


36 hours of upper division (300 - 400 level) course work

Writing Across the Curriculum 9 cr.


3 credit hours of Professional Writing (EN306*  or equivalent from the list below) plus 6 credit hours of Writing Intensive coursework are required.

EN306A , EN306B , EN306C , EN307 , EDU300 , CJ450 , HIS455 , MG306 , NS306 , PA430 , PO405 , PS300 , PS406 , or SO310 

 

6 credit hours to fulfill the Writing Intensive requirement must be chosen from among the courses designated in the catalog as “WI” (Writing Intensive ), composed as follows:

  • 3 of the credit hours must come from a WI course outside the student’s major(s); that is, the course must be offered by a program other than the one(s) that house(s) the student’s major area of study at the time the course is taken.
  • 3 of the credit hours must come from a WI course that is offered by the student’s major program; that is, the course must be offered by the same program that houses the student’s major at the time the course is taken.

AR316 , AR498 , BIO498 , CA218 , CA318 , CH342 , CJ221 , CS300 , EDU310 , EN201 , EN221 , EN232 , EN234 , EN490 , FW190 , HIS261 , HIS453 , LE410 , MA301 , ML251 , MG495 , NUR460 , PA432 , PS315 , SO141 , SP320 , SW325 

Modern Language Requirement


Completion of two, 4-hour elementary level modern language courses (103 and 104); or the second 4-hour elementary level modern language course (104) and one, 3-hour intermediate course (201); or one, 3-hour intermediate course (201).  Placement will be determined through a Modern Language Placement test.

Elementary Level 8 cr.


FR103  and FR104  or GE103  and GE104  or SP103  and SP104 ; or transfer equivalent

Or

Secondary Level 7 cr.


FR104  and FR201 ;  GE104  and GE 201 SP104  and SP201  or transfer equivalent 

Or

Intermediate Level 3 cr.


FR201  or GE201  or SP201  or transfer equivalent 

Additional Requirements


Park University confers the Bachelor of Arts degree at selected locations when a candidate has satisfied the following conditions:

  • Completion of a minimum of 122 semester hours with a cumulative 2.0 GPA (or higher dependent on major).
  • A minor is required (some may be discipline specific as noted in the major).

  • Satisfaction of all requirements for a major.

  • Completion of the Liberal Education requirements.

  • Completion of the degree specific requirements.

  • Completion of residency requirement, 30 hours of earned and graded (A, B, C, D) college hours at Park University. At least 15 of these 30 hours must be in the major.

  • Submission of an Application for Graduation.

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