Academic Catalog 2020-2021 
    
    Dec 04, 2021  
Academic Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


B.S. Crim Justice Admin.-Spec Victims degree plan

Criminal Justice Administration, Special Victims and Investigations Specialization, B.S.



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University General Education Core Curriculum - 44 hrs


The University General Education Core Curriculum is applied to all degrees at Wayland Baptist University with the exception of the Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.), Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) and the Bachelor of Christian Ministry (B.C.M.) degrees. The full general education core curriculum for these degrees can be found in the degree specific general education core curriculum section.

Bachelor of Science Degree Specific General Education Core Course Requirements - 14 hrs


The Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.) is a minimum 124-credit hour degree designed for students who wish to pursue a career in mathematics or one of the sciences. A minimum of 42 credit hours must be upper-level credit (courses numbered 3000 and above). Major and minor fields of study included in the degree also have upper-level requirements. As these may vary depending on the discipline selected, specific requirements are included in the discipline sections of the catalog. Because of the nature of the degree, it includes additional study in mathematics and science. These additional requirements are included in the degree specific general education core. In addition to the University Core Curriculum, students must complete the following degree specific general education core requirements for the B.S. degree:

Academic Major and Minor


Major fields of study approved for the B.S. degree are listed in the Academic Program Profile table following the degree requirement section of the catalog Major requirements for the degree are at least 30 credit hours. Specific credit hours as well as course requirements are included in that section of the catalog dedicated to the discipline selected.

Students pursuing the B.S. degree must select a minor from any discipline identified by the University as an approved minor field. The typical minor consists of 18 credit hours. In composite science, major and minor requirements are combined into a 48-credit hour major. Specific credit hours as well as course requirements for the minor are included in that section of the catalog dedicated to the discipline selected. A complete list of minors is included in the Academic Program Profile section.

Electives


Students may complete the minimum of 124 credit hours required for the degree with courses which complement or extend career preparation or pursue subject fields which hold special appeal. However, before using elective credit hours, students should check with their advisor to ensure that the hours are indeed elective and that upper-level credit hour requirements for graduation are being met.

Criminal Justice Admin. - Special Victims and Investigations Specialization - 30 hrs


This specialization is best suited for students who want to investigate, report, and respond to domestic and sexual violence crimes. Students will examine criminal behavior such as sexual assault, human trafficking, stalking, intimate partner violence, child abuse, and juvenile delinquency. By gaining insights into the unique aspects of violent behavior, relationships between violence in society, violence within families, and different professional responses to violence, students will be better equipped for jobs in law enforcement and community agencies.

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