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Course Requirements

To successfully complete the program for graduation, all students must:

  • Maintain a minimum of a 2.75 GPA in the major
  • Maintain a minimum of a 2.0 GPA overall 
  • Meet the CJS major requirements
  • Complete 30 credits at the 300/400 level (this includes courses in major, excluding Experiential Learning)
  • Complete a minimum of 120 credits with at least 45 at UMass Dartmouth
  • Complete the University Studies requirements
  • Complete the distribution requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences
  • All courses counting for the major must be completed with a C- or higher

 

Required Core Courses - 24 credits

CJS 190 - Introduction to Crime and Justice Studies

CJS 205 - Social Theory

CJS 257 - Justice and Society

CJS 258 - Criminological Theory

CJS 315 - Research Methods

CJS 380 - Abolitionism

CJS 400 - Contemporary Topics in Justice

CJS 450 - Internship

 

Crime and Justice Studies Electives - 12 credits
Students must take at least four (4) 300-level CJS electives.

CJS 311 - Youth, Crime and Justice

CJS/BLS 314 - Social Control

CJS/WGS 321 - Women and the Criminal/Legal System

CJS/WGS 324 - Gender, Crime and In-Justice

CJS/BLS 339 - Racism, Crime, and Justice

CJS 340 - Law and Society

CJS 342 - Construction of Crime Types and Behaviors

CJS 350 - Readings in Crime and Justice Studies

CJS/POL 366 - Justice and Policy

CJS/BLS 368 - Politics of Policing

CJS 370 - Criminal Law and Procedure

CJS 372 - Peace Studies

CJS 374 - Transformitive Justice

CJS 386 - Prison Industrial Complex

CJS 492 - Thesis Research I

CJS 493 - Thesis Research II

 

Interdisciplinary Electives
Students must choose twelve (12) credits of upper level electives, no more than 6 credits from any one discipline. Substitutions may be made only with written approval of CJS Director.

ECO 343 - The Economics of Sex and Race Discrimination 3 credits

ECO 331 - Economics of Developing Countries 3 credits

HST 314 - History of Urban America 3 credits

MGT 311 - Organizational Behavior 3 credits

PHL 326 - Philosophy of Law 3 credits

PSC 302 - The Legislative Process 3 credits

PSC 311 - State Politics 3 credits

PSC 313 - Urban Politics 3 credits

PSC 315 - Public Policy in America 3 credits

PSC 322 - Constitutional Law 3 credits

PSC 323 - Civil Liberties and Rights 3 credits

PSC 332 - Sex Roles and Politics 3 credits

PSC 339 - Women and Public Policy 3 credits

PSC 342 - Public Administration 3 credits

PSC 347 - Environmental Law 3 credits

PST 301 - Theories of Policy Formation 3 credits

PST 350 - Public Policy Problems: Process and Practitioners 3 credits

SOC 300 - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Identity and Culture 3 credits

ANT 300 - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Identity and Culture 3 credits

SOC 301 - Work and Society

ANT 301 - Work and Society

SOC 305 - Political Sociology 3 credits

SOC 308 - Religion in Social and Cultural Context 3 credits

ANT 308 - Religion in Social and Cultural Context 3 credits

SOC 310 - Social Movements 3 credits

ANT 310 - Social Movements 3 credits

SOC 319 - Gender Variation and Sexual Orientation Across Cultures 3 credits

ANT 319 - Gender Variation and Sexual Orientation Across Cultures 3 credits

SOC 323 - Morality and Society 3 credits

ANT 323 - Morality and Society 3 credits

SOC 325 - Sex, Marriage and Family 3 credits

ANT 325 - Sex, Marriage, and Family 3 credits

WMS 325 - Sex, Marriage and Family 3 credits

SOC 331 - Race and Ethnicity 3 credits

ANT 331 - Race and Ethnicity 3 credits

SOC 332 - Portuguese in the Americas 3 credits

ANT 332 - Portuguese in the Americas 3 credits

SOC 336 - Women and Social Policy 3 credits

WMS 336 - Women and Social Policy 3 credits

SOC 337 - Comparative Ethnic Relations 3 credits

ANT 337 - Comparative Ethnic Relations 3 credits

SOC 356 - Wealth, Status, and Power in America 3 credits

ANT 356 - Wealth, Status, and Power in America 3 credits

SOC 359 - Men and Masculinities 3 credits

ANT 359 - Men and Masculinities 3 credits

SOC 364 - Race, Class, Gender, and Ethnic Media 3 credits

ANT 364 - Race, Class, Gender, and Ethnic Media 3 credits

SOC 367 - Culture, Power, and Inequality in a Globalized World 3 credits

ANT 367 - Culture, Power, and Inequality in a Globalized World 3 credits

WMS 332 - Sex Roles and Politics 3 credits

WMS 339 - Women and Public Policy 3 credits

WMS 300 - Topics in Women's Studies 3 credits

WMS 364 - Social and Cultural History of Russia 3 credits

 

Gender and Sexuality Elective
One of the courses taken for either CJS Electives or Interdisciplinary Electives must address the topic of Gender and Sexuality. Appropriate courses:

ANT 300 - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Identity and Culture 3 credits

SOC 300 - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Identity and Culture 3 credits

WMS 300 - Topics in Women's Studies 3 credits

ANT 319 - Gender Variation and Sexual Orientation Across Cultures 3 credits

SOC 319 - Gender Variation and Sexual Orientation Across Cultures 3 credits

ANT 325 - Sex, Marriage, and Family 3 credits

SOC 325 - Sex, Marriage and Family 3 credits

WMS 325 - Sex, Marriage and Family 3 credits

ANT 359 - Men and Masculinities 3 credits

SOC 359 - Men and Masculinities 3 credits

ANT 364 - Race, Class, Gender, and Ethnic Media 3 credits

SOC 364 - Race, Class, Gender, and Ethnic Media 3 credits

WMS 366 - Race, Class, Gender, and Ethnicity in the Media 3 credits

CJS 321 - Women, Crime, and the Law 3 credits

CJS 365 - Female Crime and Deviance 3 credits

ECO 343 - The Economics of Sex and Race Discrimination 3 credits

PSC 332 - Sex Roles and Politics 3 credits

WMS 332 - Sex Roles and Politics 3 credits

PSC 339 - Women and Public Policy 3 credits

WMS 339 - Women and Public Policy 3 credits

SOC 336 - Women and Social Policy 3 credits

WMS 336 - Women and Social Policy 3 credits

 

Race and Ethnicity Elective
One of the courses taken for either CJS Electives or Interdisciplinary Electives must address the topic of Race and Ethnicity. Appropriate courses:

CJS 339 - Racism, Crime, and Justice 3 credits

ANT 310 - Social Movements 3 credits

SOC 310 - Social Movements 3 credits

ANT 331 - Race and Ethnicity 3 credits

SOC 331 - Race and Ethnicity 3 credits

ANT 332 - Portuguese in the Americas 3 credits

SOC 332 - Portuguese in the Americas 3 credits

ANT 337 - Comparative Ethnic Relations 3 credits

SOC 337 - Comparative Ethnic Relations 3 credits

ANT 364 - Race, Class, Gender, and Ethnic Media 3 credits

SOC 364 - Race, Class, Gender, and Ethnic Media 3 credits

WMS 364 - Social and Cultural History of Russia 3 credits 

Total Credits: 42

Note: Work experience or internships outside of the department may not be substituted for CJS 450 Internship.

As part of the articulation agreement with the Massachusetts Community Colleges, it is anticipated that students arriving with an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice or a closely related field may have satisfied the requirements for CJS 190 Introduction to Crime and Justice Studies.

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