Crime, Law, and Justice (B.A.) prior to FA12

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Recommended Academic Plan for Bachelor of Arts in Crime, Law, & Justice (CLJBA), University Park

Effective Spring 2012

Semester 1Credits

ENGL 015 OR 030 (GWS) Rhetoric and Composition or Honors Freshman Composition

3
CRIM 100 Intro to the American Criminal Justice System 3
Foreign Language (level 001) 4
Humanities (GH) 3
Quantification Course (GQ) 3
Total Credits: 16
Semester 2Credits
CAS 100 (GWS) Effective Speech 3
CAS 283/CMPSC 100/CMPSC 101 Computer Science 3
Foreign Language (level 002) 4
CRIM 012 Criminology 3
Natural Science (GN) 3
Total Credits: 16
Semester 3Credits
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS) 3
CRIM 113 (US) Intro to Law 3
STAT 200 Elementary Statistics 4
Foreign Language (level 003) 4
Health and Physical Activity (GHA) 1.5
Total Credits: 15.5
Semester 4Credits
CRIM 250W Research Methods in Criminal Justice 3
BA Requirement: Arts, Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Quantification or Foreign Language 3
Natural Science (GN) with lab 3
Humanities (GH) 3
Elective 3
Total Credits: 15
Semester 5Credits
Core CRIM Course* 3
Core CRIM Course* 3
BA Requirement: Arts, Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Quantification or Foreign Language 3
Natural Science (GN) 3
Elective 3
Total Credits: 15
Semester 6Credits
ENGL 202 (GWS) Effective Writing 3
CRIM 451 (US) or 453 (US) Race, Crime, and Justice or Women in the Criminal Justice System 3
BA Requirement: Arts, Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Quantification or Foreign Language 3
Arts (GA) 3
Elective 3
Total Credits: 15
Semester 7Credits
CRIM 4XX 3
Arts (GA) 3
Other Cultures/Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Total Credits: 15
Semester 8Credits
CRIM 4XX 3
Health and Physical Activity (GHA) 1.5
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS) 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Total Credits: 13.5

*For a list of CRIM Core courses, please visit: http://sociology.la.psu.edu/undergraduate/majors/crime-law-and-justice/crime-law-and-justice/crime-law-and-justice-b.a

General education courses are interchangeable; students may choose the general education course(s) they wish to take in any given semester based on preference, availability, and academic goals.

Note: Students enrolled in, or hoping to enroll in, majors in the College of the Liberal Arts are expected to attend the University Park campus once they have earned a total of 60 credits. No more than 91 credits earned while enrolled at another Penn State College or at another institution may be applied toward degrees granted by the College of the Liberal Arts. A minimum of 24 of the credits related to the primary area of study stipulated under “requirements for the major” must be completed at University Park. (For example, History majors must complete 24 credits of "Hist" courses at University Park.) Senior or capstone courses required for the major must be completed at University Park.

Scheduling patterns vary for courses according to the semester they are taught.

  • Bold type indicates courses requiring a quality grade of C or better.
  • GWS, GHA, GQ, GN, GA, GH, and GS are codes used to identify General Education requirements.
  • US, IL, and US; IL are codes used to designate courses that satisfy University United States/International Cultures requirements which overlap with General Education requirements.
  • W is the code used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.
  • All students will take a Liberal Arts First-Year Seminar Course their first or second semester that will also count as general education.

Updated December 2012

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