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A Bachelor of Science in Applied Science (BSAS) degree in Criminal Justice requires a minimum of 120 semester hours. All Bachelor of Science in Applied Science students must complete a minimum of 45 semester hours of Criminal Justice courses of which 36 semester hours or more must be taken from upper-division courses. The courses are listed as CRJS courses.  This degree can be earned in eight semesters if students average 15 hours per semester.

Transfer students must complete a minimum of 18 hours in Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences courses at YSU. All majors must complete:

Generalist Track

A generalist track is available for transfer students and students seeking a nontraditional area of study such as victim's rights and juvenile justice. This track is available to students at institutions participating in the interactive distance learning (IDL) agreements with the University. Department approval and 15 hours of course work are required.

A grade of C or better must be received in each required Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences course in order to satisfy the departmental requirements for the degree.

COURSE TITLE S.H.
FIRST YEAR REQUIREMENT -STUDENT SUCCESS
YSU 1500Success Seminar1-2
or SS 1500 Strong Start Success Seminar
or HONR 1500 Intro to Honors
General Education Requirements
ENGL 1550Writing 13-4
or ENGL 1549 Writing 1 with Support
ENGL 1551Writing 23
CMST 1545Communication Foundations3
Any GER MATH course 3-4
PSYC 1560General Psychology (required for major)3
SOC 1500Introduction to Sociology (required for major)3
PHIL 2625Introduction to Professional Ethics (required for major)3
or PHIL 2627 Law and Criminal Justice Ethics
Arts and Humanities (1 course)3
Natural Science (2 courses, 1 with lab) 6-7
Social and Personal Awareness (2 courses)6
Major Requirements
CRJS 1500Introduction to Criminal Justice3
CRJS 2601Policing3
CRJS 2602Criminal Courts3
CRJS 2603Corrections3
CRJS 3710Social Statistics3
CRJS 3712Criminal Justice Research3
CRJS 3715Criminal Justice Management Concepts3
CRJS 3719Criminal Law3
CRJS 3735Crime and Delinquency3
CRJS 4800Senior Seminar3
Criminal Justice Upper Division Electives, 37XX or higher - 12 s.h.12
Elective or (Optional) Minor-must have 29 s.h. total 3
Select 29 s.h. of Minor or additional electives.29
Generalist Emphasis - 12 s.h. 2
CRJS 37XX
CRJS 48XX/58XX
CRJS 48XX/58XX
Total Semester Hours108-112
Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallS.H.
YSU 1500 Success Seminar 1
ENGL 1550
Writing 1
or Writing 1 with Support
3-4
CRJS 1500 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
Any GER MATH course (3-4 S.H) 3-4
SOC 1500 Introduction to Sociology 3
 Semester Hours13-15
Spring
ENGL 1551 Writing 2 3
CRJS 2602 Criminal Courts 3
CRJS 2601 Policing 3
PSYC 1560 General Psychology 3
Natural Science Elective with Lab 4
 Semester Hours16
Year 2
Fall
CMST 1545 Communication Foundations 3
CRJS 2603 Corrections 3
CRJS 3719 Criminal Law 3
CRJS 3700 or higher-Level Elective 3
Arts and Humanities Elective 15XX 3
 Semester Hours15
Spring
CRJS 3715 Criminal Justice Management Concepts 3
CRJS 3735 Crime and Delinquency 3
CRJS 3700 or higher-Level Elective 3
CRJS 3700 or higher-Level Elective 3
PHIL 2625 Introduction to Professional Ethics 3
 Semester Hours15
Year 3
Fall
CRJS 3700 or higher Elective 3
CRJS 3710 Social Statistics 3
CRJS 3700 or higher-Level Elective 3
Natural Science 3
Social and Personal Awareness 3
 Semester Hours15
Spring
CRJS 3700 or higher-Level Elective 3
CRJS 3712 Criminal Justice Research 3
CRJS 3700 or higher-Level Elective 3
Social and Personal Awareness 3
Elective 3
 Semester Hours15
Year 4
Fall
CRJS 4800 Senior Seminar 3
CRJS 4800 or higher-Level Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
CRJS 4800 or higher-Level Elective 3
 Semester Hours15
Spring
Elective 3
CRJS 4800 3
CRJS 3700 or higher-Level Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Semester Hours15
 Total Semester Hours119-121

Learning Outcomes

  1. Students can discriminate the influence of the CJ system at the subsystem levels (policing, courts, and corrections)                            
  2. Students can apply CJ theories.                                   
  3. Students can analyze legal situations.                          
  4. Students can assess public policy as it relates to the CJ system.