Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16

Majors

General Studies (BGS) with a concentration in Criminal Justice (GCJ)

Bachelor of General Studies (B.G.S.)

8 Semester Plan

120 Credit Hours

CIP Code: 24.0102

Undergraduate Studies

http://www.usf.edu/innovative-education/programs/bachelor-of-general-studies/criminal-justice.aspx

Major Description

USF's Bachelor of General Studies Degree (BGS) is a customized, interdisciplinary degree that provides students with options to choose an appropriate academic program that fits their educational and professional goals. The BGS major provides mid-career, adult students with the opportunity to integrate completion of the baccalaureate degree into their established lifestyle.

BGS students will take an active role in creating their academic plans. Rather than choosing a traditional major, BGS students can choose from a number of established plans of study or can create their own individualized plan of study. BGS students complete 24-27 credits (core courses and electives) within a selected concentration in addition to their other degree requirements.

Concentration Description

The Criminal Justice concentration provides students with an exposure to all facets of the criminal justice system including law enforcement, detention, the judiciary, corrections, and probation and parole. The program concentrates on achieving balance in the above aspects of the system from the perspective of the criminal justice professional, the offender, and society. The objective of the concentration in Criminal Justice is to develop a sound educational basis either for graduate work or for professional training in one or more of the specialized areas comprising the modern urban criminal justice system.

State Mandated Common Course Prerequisites

There are no state mandated common course prerequisites for this major.

Total Major Hours: 24 Hours

Major Core Courses - 3 Hours

USF Capstone EXIT Requirement:

Concentration Core Courses - 6 Hours

  • CCJ 3024 Survey of the Criminal Justice System
  • CCJ 3117 Theories of Criminal Behavior

Concentration Elective Courses - 15 Hours

Choose 3 credits from the following courses:

Choose 3 credits from the following courses:

Choose 9 credits from the following courses:

Do not choose a course that has already been counted above.

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