Justice Systems Major: Degree Requirements

The plan listed below is designed to provide suggestions for sequencing your major courses, but there are also other ways to sequence most majors. This plan is meant to provide aid in early, provisional planning. Please consult with your academic advisor to make strategic academic decisions about which courses to take each semester.

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Sample Four Year Plan: Justice Systems (BS)

FALL - Semester 1

JUST 205: Introduction to Justice Systems
ENG 190: Writing as Critical Thinking
Math (as placed)
Liberal Studies Program (LSP) coursework

SPRING - Semester 2

JUST 307: The Legal System OR
JUST 335: Rehabilitative System
Math (as placed) or STAT 190: Basic Statistics
COMM 170: Public Speaking
Other LSP coursework

FALL - Semester 3

JUST 307: The Legal System OR
JUST 335: Rehabilitative System
JUST XXX: Section II Elective
Foreign Language
Minor or Required Support Course

SPRING - Semester 4

JUST 332: Juvenile Delinquency
JUST XXX: Section II Elective
Other LSP coursework
Foreign Language
Minor or Required Support Course

FALL - Semester 5

JUST 334: The Enforcement System
Bachelor of Sciences Requirement
JINS 3XX: Junior Interdisciplinary Seminar
Minor or Required Support Couse
Other LSP coursework as needed

SPRING - Semester 6

JUST 331: WE/Criminology
JUST XXX: Section II Elective
Minor or Required Support

FALL - Semester 7

JUST XXX: Section II Elective
BS Requirement
Writing Enhanced Course Outside of Major
Minor or Required Support Course

SPRING - Semester 8

JUST 430: Senior Seminar
JUST XXX: Section II Elective
Electives to total at least 120 hours

Elective course options include JUST 212: Scientific Investigation, JUST 281: Introduction to Forensic Science, JUST 282: Probation, Parole, and Community Corrections, JUST 305: Criminal Law, JUST 308: Justice Systems: Organization and Management, JUST 340: Prisoner Reentry: Policy & Procedure, JUST 400: Constitutional Limits on Law Enforcement, JUST 401: Contemporary Correctional Treatment Methods, JUST 402: Victimology, JUST 408: Justice Systems Methodology, JUST 409: Comparative Legal Systems, JUST 410: Advanced Topics in Justice Systems, and JUST 416: Readings in Justice Systems.

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major. The Office of the Registrar is responsible for certifying completion of degree requirements based on requirements specified in Truman's Official Catalog.

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