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Department of Justice Studies
Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
Rarick Hall 233
Phone: 785-628-5668
justicesecretary@fhsu.edu
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Bachelor of Arts/Science in Justice Studies

When deciding between the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies, you will find the main difference is the language requirement. The Bachelor of Arts degree requires 10 credit hours of language (such as Spanish I & II), while the Bachelor of Science does not.

All majors take the same 21our core curriculum in Justice Studies, but then, working with your academic advisor, you can tailor the remaining 21 hours of your degree program around your specific interests and career objectives.

Program of Study Summary

  • General Education: 55 Credit Hours
  • Foreign Language (Bachelor of Arts):10 Credit Hours
  • Core Curriculum: 21 Credit Hours
  • Major Electives: 21 Credit Hours
  • Free Electives (Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science): 17/27 credit hours

TOTAL: 124 Credit Hours

Core Curriculum (21 credit hours)

  • JUS 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice (3 Credit Hours)
  • JUS 200 Criminology (3 Credit Hours)
  • JUS 225 Justice in the Information Age (3 Credit Hours)
  • JUS 250 Administration of Justice Systems (3 Credit Hours)
  • JUS 300 Criminal Justice Research Methods (3 Credit Hours)
  • JUS 310 Comparative Justice Systems (3 Credit Hours)
  • JUS 400 Advanced Seminar in Justice Studies (3 Credit Hours)

Major Electives (choose 21 credit hours)

These courses are offered on rotation. See the Justice Studies course rotation schedule for more information.

  • JUS 100 Workshop in Justice Studies (1-3 Credit Hours)
  • JUS 305 Corporate Crime and Deviance (3 Credit Hours)
  • JUS 315 Intro to Private Security (3 Credit Hours)
  • JUS 320 Police Systems and Practices (3 Credit Hours)
  • JUS 331 Criminal Law and Procedure (3 Credit Hours)
  • JUS 335 Civil Liability (3 Credit Hours)
  • JUS 341 Corrections (3 Credit Hours)
  • JUS 345 Community Corrections (3 Credit Hours)
  • JUS 350 Drugs and Society (3 Credit Hours)
  • JUS 355 Criminal Investigation (3 Credit Hours)
  • IDS 360 Social Justice (3 Credit Hours)
  • JUS 365 Juvenile Delinquency (3 Credit Hours)
  • JUS 370 Terrorism (3 Credit Hours)
  • JUS 375 Criminal Profiling (3 Credit Hours)
  • JUS 380 Topics in Justice Studies (Variable exp: Serial Killers, Woman &
    Crime, Intro to Forensic Science, Concepts of Self defense, etc.) (3 Credit Hours)
  • JUS 382 Defensive Tactics (3 Credit Hours)
  • JUS 385 Victimology and Victim Services (3 Credit Hours)
  • JUS 390 Sex Crimes (3 Credit Hours)

Recommended Cognates

Italics indicate that you can use these courses for your General Education requirements.

  • PSY 100 General Psychology (3 Credit Hours)
  • POLS 101 American Government (3 Credit Hours)
  • IDS 360 Social Justice (3 Credit Hours)
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