Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.)
Justice Studies – Criminal Justice with a Concentration in Social Welfare

Not all programs are offered for completion at each campus or through Berkeley College Online®. Please review the academic program pages (BerkeleyCollege.edu/Academics) for information on where each program is offered. Additionally, all students may be required to take some courses at another campus or online. Internship courses are only offered online.

SAMPLE COURSE SEQUENCE

FIRST SEMESTER

CREDITS

JUS1100
Introduction to Justice Studies
3
CIS1115
Computer Applications
3
SOC1123
First Year Experience
3
ENG1105
Writing and Research
3
SOC2231
Human Relations
3

SECOND SEMESTER

CREDITS

JUS1110
Communication Skills for Criminal Justice Professionals
3
SOC2210
Introduction to Sociology
3
ENG2205
Writing through Literature
3
Liberal Arts Elective
3
Justice Studies Elective
3

THIRD SEMESTER

CREDITS

SOC2218
Police and Society
3
SOC2220
Criminology
3
MAT2215
Statistics I
3
HUM2225
Introduction to Ethics
3
JUS2000
Career Development
3

FOURTH SEMESTER

CREDITS

JUS2205
Criminal Law
3
SCI2230
Forensic Science
3
JUS2201
Criminal Procedure
3
Free Elective
3
Justice Studies Elective
3

FIFTH SEMESTER

CREDITS

ENG3316
The Confident Writer
3
LAW2235
Immigration Law
3
SCI3301
The Science of Addiction and Obsession
3
Liberal Arts Elective
3
Humanities Elective
3

SIXTH SEMESTER

CREDITS

SOC3320
Gender, Race, and Class
3
JUS3307
Corrections, Probation, and Parole
3
Liberal Arts Elective
3
English Elective
3
Mathematics/Science Elective
3

SEVENTH SEMESTER

CREDITS

SOC3332
Understanding Social Behavior
3
JUS4406
Research Methods in Criminal Justice
3
Liberal Arts Electives
6
Free Elective
3

EIGHTH SEMESTER

CREDITS

JUS4483
Internship
3
Liberal Arts Electives
9
Free Elective
3

JUSTICE STUDIES ELECTIVES

CREDITS

HUM3355
Social Justice Issues
3
HUM3360
Law and the Humanities
3
JUS3301
Police Administration and Management
3
JUS4470
Special Topics in Justice Studies
3
SCI3301
The Science of Addiction and Obsession
3
SOC3305
Marriage and Family
3
SOC3318
Drugs and Drug Policy
3
SOC3360
Law and Society
3
SOC4410
Lifespan Human Development
3
SOC4415
Global Conflict
3
LAW3320
Constitutional Law
3

120 SEMESTER CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION

NOTE: A major concentration must be declared by the beginning of the fifth semester. Nine credits of Major Concentration Courses must be at the 3000/4000 level. 15 credits of Liberal Arts Electives must be at the 3000/4000 level. Eligibility for some internships required to obtain a Berkeley College degree and employment opportunities in fields related to this program may require candidates to meet specific health requirements or pass criminal background checks prescribed by law. Applicants for whom such requirements may be matters of concern are strongly advised to contact an Admissions Associate prior to enrolling in this program. Note that law enforcement jobs typically require the candidate to be physically and mentally fit and have a valid driver’s license, a clean driving record, no felony criminal record, no domestic violence charges (felony or misdemeanor), no loan/credit card defaults, and the ability to be licensed (via your agency or department) to carry a firearm. A selection process involving qualifying examination and/or supplementary training may also be required. Job requirements for non-sworn personnel in criminal justice and related agencies vary.


Under certain circumstances the need to take developmental College Skills courses may lengthen the time required to complete the student’s program, and may result in increased costs to a student.

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