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School of Public
and Environmental
Affairs 2004-2006
Academic Bulletin

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Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405-1701
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Southeast (New Albany) Program

Bachelor of Science Degree Program
Minor

Bachelor of Science Degree Program

The School of Public and Environmental Affairs recognizes the complex problems facing our society, such as community and police relations, urban crime, and correctional facilities problems. Through the bachelor of science degree program the school develops its students’ problem-solving abilities and organizational skills so that they may contribute possible solutions to these and other problems.

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree is excellent preparation for a career in corrections, law enforcement, or probation. Students could also continue their education by studying public affairs, law, social work, and other social sciences.

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice requires 120 credit hours.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

The program includes four main areas:

General Education
General Electives
Public Affairs and Policy
Criminal Justice Concentration

General Education Requirements

Communication
(Three courses for a minimum of 9 credit hours)

The following course is required:
ENG-W 131 Elementary Composition (3 cr.) (C or higher)

One of the following:
ENG-W 231 Professional Writing Skills (3 cr.)
ENG-W 290 Writing for Arts and Sciences (3 cr.)

One of the following speech courses:
SPCH-S 121 Public Speaking (3 cr.)
SPCH-S 122 Interpersonal Communication (3 cr.)

Quantitative Methods
(Three courses for a minimum of 9 credit hours)

One of the following mathematics courses:
MATH-A 118 Finite Mathematics for Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 cr.)
MATH-M 118 Finite Mathematics (3 cr.)
MATH-M 119 Brief Survey of Calculus I (3 cr.)

The following statistics sequence is required:
SOC-S 250 Methods and Statistics I (3 cr.) and
  SOC-S 251 Methods and Statistics II (3 cr.)

This sequence satisfies the computer competency requirement.

Arts and Humanities
(Four courses for a minimum of 12 credit hours)

Two of the following courses:
HIST-H 105 American History I (3 cr.)
HIST-H 106 American History II (3 cr.)
POLS-Y 304 American Constitutional Law I (3 cr.)
POLS-Y 305 American Constitutional Law II (3 cr.)

Two courses selected from the following subject areas that are not used to satisfy other degree requirements:
Communication and Theatre
Comparative Literature
English
Fine Arts
Foreign Language
History
Music
Philosophy
Religious Studies

Natural Sciences
Two courses for a minimum of 8 credit hours from the following subject areas. Must include one laboratory course.

Astronomy
Biology
Botany
Chemistry
Geology
Physical Geography
Physics
Zoology

Social and Behavioral Sciences
(Five courses for a minimum of 15 credit hours)

Four of the following courses:
PSY-P 101 Introduction to Psychology (3 cr.)
PSY-P 324 Abnormal Psychology (3 cr.)
SOC-S 163 Social Problems (3 cr.)
SOC-S 325 Criminology (3 cr.)
SOC-S 328 Juvenile Delinquency (3 cr.)
Or other approved courses in consultation with an advisor.

One course selected from the following subject areas not used to satisfy another degree requirement:
Anthropology
Economics
Political Science

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General Electives

Additional courses beyond the general education, core, and concentration requirements are needed to complete the Bachelor of Science degree requirement of 120 credit hours.

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Public Affairs and Policy Core

(Four courses for a minimum of 12 credit hours)

The following courses:
SPEA-E 272 Introduction to Environmental Science (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 170 Introduction to Public Affairs (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 263 Public Management (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 264 Urban Structure and Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 348 Management Science (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 372 Government Finance and Budget (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 376 Law and Public Policy (3 cr.)

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Criminal Justice Concentration

(Eleven courses for a minimum of 33 credit hours)

The following eight courses:
SPEA-J 101 The American Criminal Justice System (3 cr.) Note: This is a required course and prerequisite for all other criminal justice courses.
SPEA-J 201 Theoretical Foundations of Criminal Justice Policies (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 202 Criminal Justice Data, Methods, and Resources (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 301 Substantive Criminal Law (3 cr.) or
  SPEA-J 401 Criminal Law and Procedure (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 306 The Criminal Courts (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 321 American Policing (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 331 Corrections (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 439 Crime and Public Policy (3 cr.)

Three additional criminal justice courses chosen in consultation with an advisor.

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Minor

Any Indiana University Southeast student enrolled in a bachelor’s program may pursue the Criminal Justice Minor.

Criminal Justice Minor>

Requirements (Five courses)

The following course:
SPEA-J 101 The American Criminal Justice System (3 cr.)

One of the following courses:
SPEA-J 201 Theoretical Foundations of Criminal Justice Policies (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 301 Substantive Criminal Law (3 cr.)

Three of the following courses:
SPEA-J 201 Theoretical Foundations of Criminal Justice Policies (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 301 Substantive Criminal Law (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 306 The Criminal Courts (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 321 American Policing (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 331 Corrections (3 cr.)

Note: SPEA-J 201 and SPEA-J 301 can be taken only once each for credit.

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