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Degrees awarded: B.A., B.S., A.A.
Requirements for the major in Justice Studies: 57 s.h. - JUS 2200, 2410, 3090, 3100, 3200, 3300, 3320, 3900, 4200, 4500, 4700*; OCL 2710; PSC 1510; PSY 1010; SOC 1510; and any other four courses with a JUS prefix.
All students must receive a grade of C (2.0) or higher in core and elective courses taken in the Justice Studies major.
Requirements for the major in Applied Forensic Science: 45 s.h., including JUS 2200,** 2410, 2420, 3090, 3320, 3890, 3960, 3970, 3980, 4010, 4100, 4150, 4270, 4400, 4700,* PSC 1510, PSY 1010, and SOC 1500.
* With the permission of the department chair an appropriate 3000-4000 level course may replace JUS 4700.
**SOC 2200, PSY 2500, or MAT 2200 may be substituted with the permission of the department chair.
*** The Chair of the Department of Justice Studies may waive a prerequisite course or allow a student to take a prerequisite course simultaneously with the course in question. This may be necessary in unique situations due to scheduling difficulties or other situations. Although a prerequisite may be waived in special circumstances, the student will still be required to take the class in question. Waving of a prerequisite does not relieve the requirement for the student to take the course in question.
**** The Director of the Forensic Science Program, with the approval of the Department Chair, may allow a non-Justice Studies Major to take a Forensic Science class without taking the necessary Justice Studies prerequisites. Such students will be limited to 9 hours of Forensic Science Classes.
Requirements for the minor in Justice Studies: 18 s.h. including JUS 2410, 3090, and any other four courses with a JUS prefix.
Requirements for the minor in Applied Forensic Science: Completion of the Justice Studies Core Requirements (all requirements listed above for the major except the four elective courses), PHI 2120, JUS 2420, JUS 3890, JUS 3900, JUS 3960, JUS 3970, JUS 4010, JUS 4100, JUS 4150. Students using the 2011-2012 catalogue and going forward will have only the option of a minor in Applied Forensic Science. Students using the 2010-2011 catalogue and all those preceding will have only the option of a concentration in Applied Forensic Science.
Requirements for the A.A. concentration in Justice Studies: 18 s.h. including JUS 2410, 3090, and any other four courses with a JUS prefix.
Residency: Students who major in Justice Studies must meet all the residency requirements of the University. In addition, the student must take a minimum of 12 s.h. in justice studies courses (JUS) at Methodist University.
Writing-Enrichment Courses: JUS 3090
and JUS 4500