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2016-2017 Saint Joseph’s College Online [Archived Catalog]

Interdisciplinary Studies (BS): Criminal Justice Minor


Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS)

The Bachelor of Science, Interdisciplinary Studies (BS, IDS) program provides exciting opportunities for students to study within and across programs. Rather than be limited to one discipline, IDS students get to challenge boundaries and expand worldviews through learning experiences that span across more than one academic area. For more information about the overall requirements of the program and/or other approved minors, please go to the IDS page .

IDS, Criminal Justice Minor

The Criminal Justice minor offers opportunities for students to examine society’s perceptions of crime and law enforcement. They will also learn about the various elements of the Criminal Justice system and explore changing and current critical issues in the field. This program is essential for individuals who work or aspire to work in law enforcement and want to gain a deeper understanding of roles in law enforcement, advance their knowledge levels and skill sets, and potentially expand their careers. The Criminal Justice minor is very compatible with the Human Services minor and/or many other minors offered in the IDS program. These Criminal Justice courses are also compatible with SJC’s on-campus Criminal Justice requirements.

The program outcomes for the BS, IDS are as follows:

  • Acquire various bodies of knowledge and competencies, and deepen insight within and across areas of study or academic disciplines.
  • Demonstrate critical writing, thinking, calculating, and communication proficiencies.
  • Critique and integrate varying worldviews across fields of study.
  • Understand the foundation of ethical and professional standards, including those specific to areas of study.
  • Develop a foundation for lifelong learning.
  • Obtain the credential or degree needed to advance or enter professional careers.

 

General Education Requirements


General Education Requirements


(45 semester-hour credits)
 

English Composition 6 credits
Social Science 6 credits
Science 6 credits
History 6 credits
Philosophy 3 credits
Theology 3 credits
Ethics (PH 210) 3 credits
Mathematics 6 credits
Humanities 6 credits (to include selections from the fine arts, literature, foreign languages, philosophy, theology or history)

 

Interdisciplinary Studies (BS) Requirements


General Electives for Criminal Justice


Students have a number of general electives from which to choose, and they are highly encouraged to take the Criminal Justice electives.

General Elective Courses


Additional courses (electives) to complete the required 128 semester-hour credits may be selected from any of the course offerings described in the catalog.