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Degrees awarded: B.A., B.S., A.A.
Requirements for the major: 57 s.h. - JUS 220, 241, 309, 310, 320, 330, 332, 390, 420, 450, 470*; OCL 271; PSC 151; PSY 101; SOC 151; and any other four courses with a JUS prefix.
* With the permission of the department chair an appropriate 300-400 level course may replace JUS 470.
**SOC 220, PSY 250, or MAT 220 may be substituted with the permission of the department chair.
*** The Chair of the Department of Justice Studies may waive a prerequisite course or allow a student to take a prerequisite course simultaneously with the course in question. This may be necessary in unique situations due to scheduling difficulties or other situations. Although a prerequisite may be waived in special circumstances, the student will still be required to take the class in question. Waving of a prerequisite does not relieve the requirement for the student to take the course in question.
**** The Director of the Forensic Science Program, with the approval of the Department Chair, may allow a non-Justice Studies Major to take a Forensic Science class without taking the necessary Justice Studies prerequisites. Such students will be limited to 9 hours of Forensic Science Classes.
All students must receive a grade of C (2.0) or higher in core and elective courses taken in the justice studies major.
Requirements for the concentration in Human Services: Completion of the Justice Studies core requirements (all requirements listed above for the major except the four elective courses), JUS 311, JUS 321, JUS 382, SWK 231, SWK 315, SWK 350, SWK340, PSY 341, PSY 330.
Requirements for the minor in Justice Studies: 18 s.h. including JUS 241, 309, and any other four courses with a JUS prefix.
Requirements for the minor in Applied Forensic Science: Completion of the Justice Studies Core Requirements (all requirements listed above for the major except the four elective courses), PHI 212, JUS 242, JUS 389, JUS 390, JUS 396, JUS 397, JUS 401, JUS 410, JUS 415. Students using the 2011-2012 catalogue and going forward will have only the option of a minor in Applied Forensic Science. Students using the 2010-2011 catalogue and all those preceding will have only the option of a concentration in Applied Forensic Science.
Requirements for the A.A. concentration: 18 s.h. including JUS 241, 309, and any other four courses with a JUS prefix.
Residency: Students who major in Justice Studies must meet all the residency requirements of the University. In addition, the student must take a minimum of 12 s.h. in justice studies courses (JUS) at Methodist University.
Writing-Enrichment Courses: JUS 309
and JUS 450