WCSU Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022 : Ancell School of Business

The Division of Justice and Law Administration

Dr. Kim Marino, Chair
marinok@wcsu.edu
Westside Classroom Building 353, Westside Campus
(203) 837-3973
(203) 837- 3908 (fax)

Charlene Jenkins, Division Secretary
parksc@wcsu.edu
Westside Classroom Building 349, Westside Campus
(203) 837-8340
(203) 837- 3908 (fax)


Faculty

M. Alizadeh H. Arslan
W. DeFeo T. Dwyer
K. Jordan G. Kain
R. Kroll K. Marino, Chair
T. Miller D. Sharma
S. Yamen


Mission

The administration of justice and law in the United States today is as pervasive as the law itself. Accordingly, the mission of the Division of Justice and Law Administration (JLA) is to provide an integration of substantive and practical education in courses of study designed to prepare students for a variety of career choices in law, public service, social systems and private enterprises.

The division has as its primary purposes: A) to enhance the students’ abilities to reason, to communicate in written and verbal form, and to engage in scholarship; B) to fulfill students’ career goals in the areas of the administration of justice, the regulatory, protective or rehabilitative services, or the law-related professions; and C) to assist students in pursuing undergraduate and graduate level education in law, criminology, public administration, rehabilitation services, criminal justice and associated areas.

The Division of JLA offers the bachelor of science degree, a Minor in Justice Administration, and numerous undergraduate elective course offerings.

 

Learning Outcomes

A  JLA  graduate should be able to:

  • Engage in scholarship that is relevant to the options within the  JLA  program
  • Use quantitative, qualitative and critical thinking skills to analyze and propose solutions to practical problems in the areas of law, criminology, rehabilitation services, criminal  justice, and associated  areas.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the areas of written and oral communication

 

Degrees in Justice and Law Administration

BS in Justice and Law Administration
BS Justice and Law Administration: Corrections option
BS Justice and Law Administration: Criminology option
BS Justice and Law Administration: Law Enforcement option
BS Justice and Law Administration: Legal Studies option
BS Justice and Law Administration: Paralegal option

Minor
Justice and Law Administration


Bachelor of Science in Justice and Law Administration (B.S.)


BS Justice and Law Administration: Corrections Option
 

Description: The mission of the Division of Justice and Law Administration (JLA) is to provide an integration of substantive and practical education in courses of study designed to prepare students for a variety of career choices in law, public service, social systems and private enterprises. 

Degree Requirements
All degrees at WCSU require 120 semester hours (SH). This includes major requirements, general education requirements, cognates (where applicable), and free electives. This structure provides room for minors, internships, and study abroad.   

Required Courses in the Major: 54 SH.  

JLA CORE   
MIS 155 Information Technology (IL)  3 SH 
JLA 100 Introduction to Criminal Justice I  3 SH 
JLA 150 Introduction to Criminal Justice II  3 SH 
JLA 200 Writing for Justice Professions (W2)  3 SH 
JLA 201 Criminology  3 SH 
JLA 205 Juvenile Delinquency  3 SH 
JLA 210 Criminal Law  3 SH 
JLA 240 Commercial Law  3 SH 
JLA 305 Justice and Law Administration I  3 SH 
JLA 310 Justice and Law Administration II  3 SH 
JLA 322 Constitutional Law  3 SH 
JLA 400 Research Methodology in JLA  3 SH 
JLA 405 Research Seminar in Justice and Law Administration (CE, W3)  3 SH 
Corrections, Probation, Parole & Offender Rehabilitation Option 
JLA 312 Community Based Corrections  3 SH 
JLA 342 Correction Counseling & Offender Rehabilitation  3 SH 
JLA 409 Addiction & Crime  3 SH 
Two approved JLA Electives (6 SH): consult your advisor  6 SH 
COGNATES 
PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology  3 SH 
PS 102 American Government (CT)   3 SH 
MAT 120 Elementary Statistics (QR)  3 SH 
Minimum GPA for the BS in JLA = 2.3 


General Education
: All students must complete the General Education curriculum. General Education Requirements include both competency and breadth requirements. In some cases, major courses will satisfy competencies. These are indicated in the parentheses after the course title. For a complete description of the General Education program, follow this link. https://catalogs.wcsu.edu/ugrad/academic-programs-degrees/ 

Cognates: In some programs there are courses outside of the major that are required as pre-requisites or enhancements to the major course work. These courses may satisfy competencies and they will count toward the general education breadth requirement. If cognate courses are required, they are included in the list of courses required in the major.  

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Electives: All degrees require 120 semester hours.  Elective credits are opportunities for minors, internships, study abroad, and just following general interests. We encourage all students to speak with their advisors about great opportunities for their elective courses.  


Sample Four Year Plan: BS Justice and Law Administration
– Corrections option:
Four-year plans are suggestions. Plans change. Consult your advisor to adjust your plan.  

Semester 1  SH  Semester 2  SH 
First Year Navigation (FY)  1-3  WRT 101 Composition I (W1)  3 
JLA 100 Intro to Criminal Justice I  3  JLA 150 Intro to Criminal Justice II  3 
MIS 155 Information Technology OR PS 102 American Government  3  MIS 155 Information Technology OR PS 102 American Government  3 
MAT 100(P) Intermediate Math OR MAT 120 Elementary Statistics  3-4  MAT 120 Elementary Statistics (QR) or Free Elective  3 
Gen Ed: Intercultural Competency (IC)  3  PSY 100 Intro to Psychology  3 
Free Elective*  0-3     
       
Semester 3  SH  Semester 4  SH 
JLA 200 Writing for Justice Professions OR Gen Ed: Breadth  3  JLA 200 Writing for Justice Professions OR Gen Ed: Breadth  3 
JLA 201 Criminology or JLA 205 Juvenile Delinquency   3  JLA 201 Criminology or JLA 205 Juvenile Delinquency  3 
JLA 210 Criminal Law OR JLA 240 Commercial Law  3  JLA 210 Criminal Law OR JLA 240 Commercial Law  3 
Gen Ed: Oral Communication (OC)  3  Gen Ed: Creative Process (CP)  3 
Gen Ed: Repeat Competency 1  3  Gen Ed: Repeat Competency 2  3 
       
Semester 5  SH  Semester 6  SH 
JLA 304 Just. & Law Adm. I  3  JLA 305 Just. & Law Admin. II  3 
JLA 312 Community Based Corrections  3  JLA 342 Correction Counseling and Offender Rehabilitation  3 
JLA Elective 1  3  JLA Elective 2  3 
Gen Ed: Repeat Competency 3  3  Gen Ed: Scientific Inquiry (SI)  4 
Free elective  3  Gen Ed: Health and Wellness (HW)  2 
       
Semester 7  SH  Semester 8  SH 
JLA 400 Research Methodology  3  JLA 405 Research Seminar in JLA (CE, W3)   3 
JLA 409 Addiction and Crime  3  Free Electives  12 
Free Electives  9     
Total Credits Required for the BS in JLA = 120; Minimum GPA 2.3. 

*Students who enroll in a 3 SH First Year Navigation course do not need to add a free elective in their first semester.  

 

BS Justice and Law Administration: Criminology Option 

Description: The mission of the Division of Justice and Law Administration (JLA) is to provide an integration of substantive and practical education in courses of study designed to prepare students for a variety of career choices in law, public service, social systems and private enterprises. 

Degree Requirements
All degrees at WCSU require 120 semester hours (SH). This includes major requirements, general education requirements, cognates (where applicable), and free electives. This structure provides room for minors, internships, and study abroad.   

Required Courses in the Major: 54 SH.  

JLA CORE   
MIS 155 Information Technology (IL)  3 SH 
JLA 100 Introduction to Criminal Justice I  3 SH 
JLA 150 Introduction to Criminal Justice II  3 SH 
JLA 200 Writing for Justice Professions (W2)  3 SH 
JLA 201 Criminology  3 SH 
JLA 205 Juvenile Delinquency  3 SH 
JLA 210 Criminal Law  3 SH 
JLA 240 Commercial Law  3 SH 
JLA 305 Justice and Law Administration I  3 SH 
JLA 310 Justice and Law Administration II  3 SH 
JLA 322 Constitutional Law  3 SH 
JLA 400 Research Methodology in JLA  3 SH 
JLA 405 Research Seminar in Justice and Law Administration (CE, W3)  3 SH 
Criminology Option 
JLA 334 Organized Crime  3 SH 
JLA 336 White Collar Crime  3 SH 
JLA 410 Advanced Criminology  3 SH 
Two electives (6 SH) from the list below.  6 SH 
JLA/WS Women & Criminal Justices, JLA 345 Sem. In Violent Crime, JLA 347 Justice Issues in Domestic & International Terrorism, PSY 202 Abnormal Psychology, PSY 309 Social Psychology & the Law, SOC/ANT 330 Social and Cultural Theory 
COGNATES 
PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology  3 SH 
PS 102 American Government (CT)   3 SH 
MAT 120 Elementary Statistics (QR)  3 SH 
Minimum GPA for the BS in JLA = 2.3 


General Education
: All students must complete the General Education curriculum. General Education Requirements include both competency and breadth requirements. In some cases, major courses will satisfy competencies. These are indicated in the parentheses after the course title. For a complete description of the General Education program, follow this link. https://catalogs.wcsu.edu/ugrad/academic-programs-degrees/ 

Cognates: In some programs there are courses outside of the major that are required as pre-requisites or enhancements to the major course work. These courses may satisfy competencies and they will count toward the general education breadth requirement. If cognate courses are required, they are included in the list of courses required in the major.  

Electives: All degrees require 120 semester hours.  Elective credits are opportunities for minors, internships, study abroad, and just following general interests. We encourage all students to speak with their advisors about great opportunities for their elective courses.  


Sample Four Year Plan: BS Justice and Law Administration: Criminology option

Four-year plans are suggestions. Plans change. Consult your advisor to adjust your plan.  

Semester 1  SH  Semester 2  SH 
First Year Navigation (FY)  1-3  WRT 101 Composition I (W1)  3 
JLA 100 Intro to Criminal Justice I  3  JLA 150 Intro to Criminal Justice II  3 
MIS 155 Information Technology OR PS 102 American Government  3  MIS 155 Information Technology OR PS 102 American Government  3 
MAT 100(P) Intermediate Math OR MAT 120 Elementary Statistics  3-4  MAT 120 Elementary Statistics (QR) or Free Elective  3 
Gen Ed: Intercultural Competency (IC)  3  PSY 100 Intro to Psychology  3 
Free Elective*  0-3     
Semester 3  SH  Semester 4  SH 
JLA 200 Writing for Justice Professions OR Gen Ed: Breadth  3  JLA 200 Writing for Justice Professions OR Gen Ed: Breadth  3 
JLA 201 Criminology or JLA 205 Juvenile Delinquency   3  JLA 201 Criminology or JLA 205 Juvenile Delinquency  3 
JLA 210 Criminal Law OR JLA 240 Commercial Law  3  JLA 210 Criminal Law OR JLA 240 Commercial Law  3 
Gen Ed: Oral Communication (OC)  3  Gen Ed: Creative Process (CP)  3 
Gen Ed: Repeat Competency 1  3  Gen Ed: Repeat Competency 2  3 
Semester 5  SH  Semester 6  SH 
JLA 304 Just. & Law Adm. I  3  JLA 305 Just. & Law Admin. II  3 
JLA 334 Organized Crime  3  JLA 336 White Collar Crime  3 
JLA Elective 1  3  JLA Elective 2  3 
Gen Ed: Repeat Competency 3  3  Gen Ed: Scientific Inquiry (SI)  4 
Free elective  3  Gen Ed: Health and Wellness (HW)  2 
Semester 7  SH  Semester 8  SH 
JLA 400 Research Methodology  3  JLA 405 Research Seminar in JLA (CE, W3)   3 
JLA 410 Advanced Criminology  3  Free electives  12 
Free Electives  9     
Total Credits Required for the BS in JLA = 120; Minimum GPA 2.3. 

*Students who enroll in a 3 SH First Year Navigation course do not need to add a free elective in their first semester.  

 

BS Justice and Law Administration: Law Enforcement Option 

Description: The mission of the Division of Justice and Law Administration (JLA) is to provide an integration of substantive and practical education in courses of study designed to prepare students for a variety of career choices in law, public service, social systems and private enterprises. 

Degree Requirements
All degrees at WCSU require 120 semester hours (SH). This includes major requirements, general education requirements, cognates (where applicable), and free electives. This structure provides room for minors, internships, and study abroad.   

Required Courses in the Major: 54 SH.  

JLA CORE   
MIS 155 Information Technology (IL)  3 SH 
JLA 100 Introduction to Criminal Justice I  3 SH 
JLA 150 Introduction to Criminal Justice II  3 SH 
JLA 200 Writing for Justice Professions (W2)  3 SH 
JLA 201 Criminology  3 SH 
JLA 205 Juvenile Delinquency  3 SH 
JLA 210 Criminal Law  3 SH 
JLA 240 Commercial Law  3 SH 
JLA 305 Justice and Law Administration I  3 SH 
JLA 310 Justice and Law Administration II  3 SH 
JLA 322 Constitutional Law  3 SH 
JLA 400 Research Methodology in JLA  3 SH 
JLA 405 Research Seminar in Justice and Law Administration (CE, W3)  3 SH 
Law Enforcement Option 
JLA 212 The Police and Social Order  3 SH 
JLA 300 Management Issues in Law Enforcement (JLA 212 pre-req)  3 SH 
JLA 323 Criminal Procedure and Process  3 SH 
Two approved JLA Electives (6 SH): consult your advisor  6 SH 
COGNATES 
PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology  3 SH 
PS 102 American Government (CT)   3 SH 
MAT 120 Elementary Statistics (QR)  3 SH 
Minimum GPA for the BS in JLA = 2.3 


General Education
: All students must complete the General Education curriculum. General Education Requirements include both competency and breadth requirements. In some cases, major courses will satisfy competencies. These are indicated in the parentheses after the course title. For a complete description of the General Education program, follow this link. https://catalogs.wcsu.edu/ugrad/academic-programs-degrees/ 

Cognates: In some programs there are courses outside of the major that are required as pre-requisites or enhancements to the major course work. These courses may satisfy competencies and they will count toward the general education breadth requirement. If cognate courses are required, they are included in the list of courses required in the major.  

Electives: All degrees require 120 semester hours.  Elective credits are opportunities for minors, internships, study abroad, and just following general interests. We encourage all students to speak with their advisors about great opportunities for their elective courses.  


Sample Four Year Plan: BS Justice and Law Administration: Law Enforcement option
Four-year plans are suggestions. Plans change. Consult your advisor to adjust your plan.  

Semester 1  SH  Semester 2  SH 
First Year Navigation (FY)  1-3  WRT 101 Composition I (W1)  3 
JLA 100 Intro to Criminal Justice I  3  JLA 150 Intro to Criminal Justice II  3 
MIS 155 Information Technology OR PS 102 American Government  3  MIS 155 Information Technology OR PS 102 American Government  3 
MAT 100(P) Intermediate Math OR MAT 120 Elementary Statistics  3-4  MAT 120 Elementary Statistics (QR) or Free Elective  3 
Gen Ed: Intercultural Competency (IC)  3  PSY 100 Intro to Psychology  3 
Free Elective*  0-3     
Semester 3  SH  Semester 4  SH 
JLA 200 Writing for Justice Professions OR Gen Ed: Breadth  3  JLA 200 Writing for Justice Professions OR Gen Ed: Breadth  3 
JLA 201 Criminology or JLA 205 Juvenile Delinquency   3  JLA 201 Criminology or JLA 205 Juvenile Delinquency  3 
JLA 212 The Police and Social Order  3  JLA Elective 1  3 
Gen Ed: Oral Communication (OC)  3  Gen Ed: Creative Process (CP)  3 
Gen Ed: Repeat Competency 1  3  Gen Ed: Repeat Competency 2  3 
Semester 5  SH  Semester 6  SH 
JLA 304 Just. & Law Adm. I  3  JLA 305 Just. & Law Admin. II  3 
JLA 210 Criminal Law OR JLA 240 Commercial Law  3  JLA 210 Criminal Law OR JLA 240 Commercial Law  3 
JLA 300 Management Issues in Law Enforcement  3  JLA 323 Criminal Procedure & Process  3 
JLA Elective 2  3  Gen Ed: Scientific Inquiry (SI)  4 
Gen Ed: Repeat Competency 3  3  Gen Ed: Health and Wellness (HW)  2 
Semester 7  SH  Semester 8  SH 
JLA 400 Research Methodology  3  JLA 405 Research Seminar in JLA (CE, W3)   3 
Free Electives  12  Free Electives  12 
Total Credits Required for the BS in JLA = 120; Minimum GPA 2.3. 

*Students who enroll in a 3 SH First Year Navigation course do not need to add a free elective in their first semester.  

 

BS Justice and Law Administration: Legal Studies Option 

Description: The mission of the Division of Justice and Law Administration (JLA) is to provide an integration of substantive and practical education in courses of study designed to prepare students for a variety of career choices in law, public service, social systems and private enterprises. 

Degree Requirements
All degrees at WCSU require 120 semester hours (SH). This includes major requirements, general education requirements, cognates (where applicable), and free electives. This structure provides room for minors, internships, and study abroad.   

Required Courses in the Major: 54 SH.  

JLA CORE   
MIS 155 Information Technology (IL)  3 SH 
JLA 100 Introduction to Criminal Justice I  3 SH 
JLA 150 Introduction to Criminal Justice II  3 SH 
JLA 200 Writing for Justice Professions (W2)  3 SH 
JLA 201 Criminology  3 SH 
JLA 205 Juvenile Delinquency  3 SH 
JLA 210 Criminal Law  3 SH 
JLA 240 Commercial Law  3 SH 
JLA 305 Justice and Law Administration I  3 SH 
JLA 310 Justice and Law Administration II  3 SH 
JLA 322 Constitutional Law  3 SH 
JLA 400 Research Methodology in JLA  3 SH 
JLA 405 Research Seminar in Justice and Law Administration (CE, W3)  3 SH 
Legal Studies Option 
JLA /WRT 321W Legal Writing, Research & Analysis  3 SH 
JLA 323 Criminal Procedure and Process  3 SH 
JLA 408 Human Rights: With Liberty and Justice for All  3 SH 
Two approved JLA Electives (6 SH): consult your advisor  6 SH 
COGNATES 
PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology  3 SH 
PS 102 American Government (CT)   3 SH 
MAT 120 Elementary Statistics (QR)  3 SH 
Minimum GPA for the BS in JLA = 2.3 


General Education
: All students must complete the General Education curriculum. General Education Requirements include both competency and breadth requirements. In some cases, major courses will satisfy competencies. These are indicated in the parentheses after the course title. For a complete description of the General Education program, follow this link. https://catalogs.wcsu.edu/ugrad/academic-programs-degrees/ 

Cognates: In some programs there are courses outside of the major that are required as pre-requisites or enhancements to the major course work. These courses may satisfy competencies and they will count toward the general education breadth requirement. If cognate courses are required, they are included in the list of courses required in the major.  

Electives: All degrees require 120 semester hours.  Elective credits are opportunities for minors, internships, study abroad, and just following general interests. We encourage all students to speak with their advisors about great opportunities for their elective courses.  


Sample Four Year Plan: BS Justice and Law Administration
– Legal Studies option:
Four-year plans are suggestions. Plans change. Consult your advisor to adjust your plan.  

Semester 1  SH  Semester 2  SH 
First Year Navigation (FY)  1-3  WRT 101 Composition I (W1)  3 
JLA 100 Intro to Criminal Justice I  3  JLA 150 Intro to Criminal Justice II  3 
MIS 155 Information Technology OR PS 102 American Government  3  MIS 155 Information Technology OR PS 102 American Government  3 
MAT 100(P) Intermediate Math OR MAT 120 Elementary Statistics  3-4  MAT 120 Elementary Statistics (QR) or Free Elective  3 
Gen Ed: Intercultural Competency (IC)  3  PSY 100 Intro to Psychology  3 
Free Elective*  0-3     
Semester 3  SH  Semester 4  SH 
JLA 200 Writing for Justice Professions OR Gen Ed: Breadth  3  JLA 200 Writing for Justice Professions OR Gen Ed: Breadth  3 
JLA 201 Criminology or JLA 205 Juvenile Delinquency   3  JLA 201 Criminology or JLA 205 Juvenile Delinquency  3 
JLA 210 Criminal Law OR JLA 240 Commercial Law  3  JLA 210 Criminal Law OR JLA 240 Commercial Law  3 
Gen Ed: Oral Communication (OC)  3  Gen Ed: Creative Process (CP)  3 
Gen Ed: Repeat Competency 1  3  Gen Ed: Repeat Competency 2  3 
Semester 5  SH  Semester 6  SH 
JLA 304 Just. & Law Adm. I  3  JLA 305 Just. & Law Admin. II  3 
JLA/WRT 321 Legal Writing, Research & Analysis  3  JLA 323 Criminal Procedure & Process  3 
JLA Elective 1  3  JLA Elective 2  3 
Gen Ed: Repeat Competency 3  3  Gen Ed: Scientific Inquiry (SI)  4 
Free elective  3  Gen Ed: Health and Wellness (HW)  2 
Semester 7  SH  Semester 8  SH 
JLA 400 Research Methodology  3  JLA 405 Research Seminar in JLA (CE, W3)   3 
JLA 408 Human Rights: With Liberty & Justice for All  3  Free Electives  12 
Free Electives  9     
Total Credits Required for the BS in JLA = 120; Minimum GPA 2.3. 

*Students who enroll in a 3 SH First Year Navigation course do not need to add a free elective in their first semester.  

 

BS Justice and Law Administration: Paralegal Option 

Description: The mission of the Division of Justice and Law Administration (JLA) is to provide an integration of substantive and practical education in courses of study designed to prepare students for a variety of career choices in law, public service, social systems and private enterprises. 

Degree Requirements
All degrees at WCSU require 120 semester hours (SH). This includes major requirements, general education requirements, cognates (where applicable), and free electives. This structure provides room for minors, internships, and study abroad.   

Required Courses in the Major: 54 SH.  

JLA CORE   
MIS 155 Information Technology (IL)  3 SH 
JLA 100 Introduction to Criminal Justice I  3 SH 
JLA 150 Introduction to Criminal Justice II  3 SH 
JLA 200 Writing for Justice Professions (W2)  3 SH 
JLA 201 Criminology  3 SH 
JLA 205 Juvenile Delinquency  3 SH 
JLA 210 Criminal Law  3 SH 
JLA 240 Commercial Law  3 SH 
JLA 305 Justice and Law Administration I  3 SH 
JLA 310 Justice and Law Administration II  3 SH 
JLA 322 Constitutional Law  3 SH 
JLA 400 Research Methodology in JLA  3 SH 
JLA 405 Research Seminar in Justice and Law Administration (CE, W3)  3 SH 
Paralegal Option 
JLA 250 Family Law  3 SH 
JLA/FIN 318 Real Estate Law  3 SH 
JLA /WRT 321W Legal Writing, Research & Analysis  3 SH 
JLA 339 Torts  3 SH 
JLA 340 Wills, Estates, Trusts and Administration  3 SH 
COGNATES 
PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology  3 SH 
PS 102 American Government (CT)   3 SH 
MAT 120 Elementary Statistics (QR)  3 SH 
Minimum GPA for the BS in JLA = 2.3 


General Education
: All students must complete the General Education curriculum. General Education Requirements include both competency and breadth requirements. In some cases, major courses will satisfy competencies. These are indicated in the parentheses after the course title. For a complete description of the General Education program, follow this link. https://catalogs.wcsu.edu/ugrad/academic-programs-degrees/ 

Cognates: In some programs there are courses outside of the major that are required as pre-requisites or enhancements to the major course work. These courses may satisfy competencies and they will count toward the general education breadth requirement. If cognate courses are required, they are included in the list of courses required in the major.  

Electives: All degrees require 120 semester hours.  Elective credits are opportunities for minors, internships, study abroad, and just following general interests. We encourage all students to speak with their advisors about great opportunities for their elective courses.  


Sample Four Year Plan: BS Justice and Law Administration
– Paralegal option:
Four-year plans are suggestions. Plans change. Consult your advisor to adjust your plan.  

Semester 1  SH  Semester 2  SH 
First Year Navigation (FY)  1-3  WRT 101 Composition I (W1)  3 
JLA 100 Intro to Criminal Justice I  3  JLA 150 Intro to Criminal Justice II  3 
MIS 155 Information Technology OR PS 102 American Government  3  MIS 155 Information Technology OR PS 102 American Government  3 
MAT 100(P) Intermediate Math OR MAT 120 Elementary Statistics  3-4  MAT 120 Elementary Statistics (QR) or Free Elective  3 
Gen Ed: Intercultural Competency (IC)  3  PSY 100 Intro to Psychology  3 
Free Elective*  0-3     
Semester 3  SH  Semester 4  SH 
JLA 200 Writing for Justice Professions OR Gen Ed: Breadth  3  JLA 200 Writing for Justice Professions OR Gen Ed: Breadth  3 
JLA 201 Criminology or JLA 205 Juvenile Delinquency   3  JLA 201 Criminology or JLA 205 Juvenile Delinquency  3 
JLA 210 Criminal Law OR JLA 240 Commercial Law  3  JLA 210 Criminal Law OR JLA 240 Commercial Law  3 
Gen Ed: Oral Communication (OC)  3  Gen Ed: Creative Process (CP)  3 
Gen Ed: Repeat Competency 1  3  Gen Ed: Repeat Competency 2  3 
Semester 5  SH  Semester 6  SH 
JLA 304 Just. & Law Adm. I  3  JLA 305 Just. & Law Admin. II  3 
JLA/WRT 321 Legal Writing, Research & Analysis  3  JLA/FIN 318 Real Estate Law  3 
JLA 250 Family Law  3  JLA 339 Torts  3 
Gen Ed: Repeat Competency 3  3  Gen Ed: Scientific Inquiry (SI)  4 
Free elective  3  Gen Ed: Health and Wellness (HW)  2 
Semester 7  SH  Semester 8  SH 
JLA 400 Research Methodology  3  JLA 405 Research Seminar in JLA (CE, W3)   3 
JLA 340 Wills, Estates, Trusts & Adm.  3  Free electives  12 
Free Electives  9     
Total Credits Required for the BS in JLA = 120; Minimum GPA 2.3. 

*Students who enroll in a 3 SH First Year Navigation course do not need to add a free elective in their first semester.  

 

Additional Requirements of the Division of Justice and Law Administration

The Division of JLA is a unit of the ASB, yet because of its division status, it maintains some difference in its requirements from departments of the ASB. All requirements not delineated here are covered under the requirements of the ASB.

Admission to the Division of Justice and Law Administration

JLA adheres to the admission standards/requirements of the ASB.

Good Academic Standing and Graduation Requirement

In order to continue in good standing and graduate from the JLA Division and the ASB, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.3 or better.

The Division of JLA adheres strictly to the following policies of the ASB: academic probation and suspension, readmission to the ASB, other academic policies and course loads for full-time students.

Minor in Justice and Law Administration (18 SH)
Please see your advisor to review all program requirements.

Required Courses (9 SH):
JLA 100 Introduction to Criminal Justice I
JLA 150 Introduction to Criminal Justice ll
JLA 322 Constitutional Law

Three (3) Approved JLA courses selected under the supervision of a JLA adviser (9 SH)

To be accepted for the minor, a student must have an overall average of 2.3 or better. An average of 2.3 in all minor courses must be maintained to fulfill the requirements for the minor.