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Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice General Program University of Michigan - Flint

USA

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Summary

Criminal justice, one of three programs offered through the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice, is an academic field which examines the actions of the formal social control mechanisms we call the criminal justice system. This system is composed of three subsystems: law enforcement agencies, criminal courts, and correctional facilities. The study of criminal justice requires an examination of the structure and functioning of each of these subsystems, as well as knowledge about the role behavior of the participants. It also involves a critical evaluation of how the administration of justice actually operates in American society. This raises fundamental questions and provides perspectives from which solutions to problems might be drawn.

The content of criminal justice study is interdisciplinary, drawing on theory developed in sociology, law, political science, and other fields. From sociology are derived theories regarding the etiology of crime and delinquency? Law and political science provide information about the development of law and the application of sanctions within the legal process.

Program Mission and Assessment

The promotion of critical thinking, social justice, and civic responsibility is the hallmark of the Criminal Justice program. The mission of the program is to ensure that each student is given the opportunity to acquire the skills necessary to critically analyze and negotiate life encounters that are both unique to individuals and shared by all persons.

Inter-Disciplinary Prerequisites (12 credits)

CRJ 185 - Introduction to the Criminal Justice System (3)

POL 120 - U.S. National Government and Politics (3)

SOC 100 - Introduction to Sociology (3)

SOC 270 - Race and Ethnic Relations (3) or

AFA 270 - Race and Ethnic Relations (3)

Requirements

Completion of 33 credits as follows.

A. Social-Scientific Inquiry & Core Courses (21 credits)

SOC 210 - Introduction to Social Research (3)
SOC 384 - Criminology (3)

One from:

SOC 215 - General Statistics (3)

PSY 322 - Basic Statistics and Probability (4)

CRJ 388 - Corrections: A Critical Perspective (3)

CRJ 450 - Senior Seminar in Criminal Justice (3)

CRJ 432 - Policing Contemporary Society (3)

or

PUB 432 - Policing Contemporary Society (3)

CRJ 485 - Law and Society (3)

Or

SOC 485 - Law and Society (3)

B. Additional Courses (12 credits)

Four from:

ANT 340 - Urban Anthropology (3)

CRJ 300 - Gender, Crime and Justice (3)

or

WGS 300 - Gender, Crime and Justice (3)

CRJ 350 - Crime and Media (3)
CRJ 380 - Criminal Law (3)
CRJ 381 - Youth Gangs in American Society (3)
CRJ 384 - Comparative Criminal Justice System (3)
CRJ 385 - Crimes of the Powerful (3)
CRJ 386 - Punishment and Social Control (3)
CRJ 398 - Special Topics in Criminal Justice (3)
CRJ 399 - Criminal Justice Internship (3-6)
CRJ 430 - Processing Offenders (3)
CRJ 433 - Social Inequality and Crime (3)
POL 380 - The U.S. System of Law (3)
SAT 202 - Problems of Substance Abuse (3)
SOC 340 - Urban Sociology (3)
SOC 380 - Sociology of Deviance (3)
SOC 382 - Juvenile Delinquency (3)

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice General Program.

Full Time (Minimum 120 credits)

Tuition fees

$22,542.00 (16,19,192) per year

Lower Division: USD $22,542 (Per year); Upper Division: USD $22,860 (Per year)

From

29-Apr-20

Venue

College of Arts and Sciences

516 French Hall,

FLINT,

Michigan,

48502, United States

Entry requirement for international students

Students must have completed High school.

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS (Academic Writing NOT General Training): 5.5 overall band; MELAB: 69; Pearson PTE Academic: 50; TOEFL: 61-80 (Internet Based), 500 (Paper Based), 173 (Computer Based).

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