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Overview

Criminal Justice Immersion Requirements

The immersion in Criminal Justice will provide students with the appropriate foundation to analyze crime, crime control policy and the role of the criminal justice system in the maintenance of order in society. Courses focus on the social definition and measurement of crime, a broad understanding of the causes of crime and societal responses to crime through the police, courts, and corrections. This immersion is closed to students majoring in criminal justice. Read More...

Legal Studies Immersion Requirements

The immersion in legal studeis provides students with a foundation in the study of law and legal institutions, and in the relationship of law to other aspects of society and culture. Read More...

Criminal Justice Minor Requirements

The minor in criminal justice provides a foundation in the formal process of social control through the criminal justice system, including how behavior is defined as criminal, how crime is measured, and how society responds to crime through law and enforcement, courts, and corrections. This minor is closed to students majoring in criminal justice. Read More...

Legal Studies Minor Requirements

The minor in legal studies is for students interested in the study of law and legal institutions and in the relationship of law to other aspects of society and culture. The law extends throughout contemporary political, social, and economic systems, playing an important role in shaping the conduct of life for both individuals and institutions. It is important for students to understand the forces that shape law, the ways laws have been used and understood by a variety of people in differing historical circumstances, and the consequences of law for contemporary life. Political, sociological, historical, and philosophical approaches to legal phenomena are included in the course of study. Recognizing the critical role that law plays in societies, the minor in legal studies is designed to guide students to courses that will deepen and expand their understanding of law as practiced, especially its influence on social and economic institutions. Read More...