BS Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Criminal Justice specialization
Total program credits needed for graduation: 180
General Education Requirements
45 quarter credits with a minimum of 6 quarter credits from each of the following categories:
- Natural Science and Mathematics
- Social Science
- MAT2050 Statistical Literacy (3 quarter credits)
48.5 course quarter credits.
- Communication Strategies for the Public Safety Professional (6 quarter credits)
- Introduction to Corrections (4 quarter credits)
- Criminal Investigation (3 quarter credits)
- Introduction to Juvenile Justice (4 quarter credits)
- Introduction to Criminal Law (3 quarter credits)
- Introduction to Criminal Justice (4.5 quarter credits)
- Introduction to Emergency Management (4.5 quarter credits)
- Introduction to Homeland Security (4.5 quarter credits)
- Justice, Crime, and Ethics (4.5 quarter credits)
- History of Violence in the U.S. Society (4.5 quarter credits)
- Introduction to Public Safety Research* (3 quarter credits)
- Introduction to Public Safety Statistics* (3 quarter credits)
44 course quarter credits.
- White Collar and Organized Crime Investigations* (4 quarter credits)
- Corrections, Probation, and Parole* (4 quarter credits)
- Juvenile Justice Practice* (4 quarter credits)
- Police-Community Relations* (4 quarter credits)
- Policing in the U.S. Society* (4 quarter credits)
- Race, Crime, and Criminal Justice* (4 quarter credits)
- Criminal Law and the Legal Process* (4 quarter credits)
- Criminal Law* (4 quarter credits)
- History of Drug Control* (4 quarter credits)
- Police Administration* (4 quarter credits)
- Criminal Procedure and Evidence* (4 quarter credits)
Choose 36.5 quarter credits of additional undergraduate courses.
Taken during learner's final quarter.
- Public Safety Capstone Project (6 quarter credits)
*This course has a prerequisite. Contact an enrollment counselor or refer to the course descriptions for more information.
Arkansas residents must complete Arkansas general education requirements.
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