Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Justice Studies | Kent State Ashtabula | Kent State University

Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Justice Studies

PROGRAM INTRODUCTION

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology & Justice Studies takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of crime, law and justice. Faculty members view crime, deviance and society’s response from the fields of sociology, political science, psychology and traditional criminal justice viewpoints. The curriculum provides a firm understanding of the basic institutions of the criminal justice system. Students are also exposed to criminological theory and diversity courses, which help them understand the complex relationship between the individual, society and the criminal justice system. The program stresses effective writing and analytical skills. Students are afforded the opportunity to earn credit through internship placements.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

Faculty members view crime, deviance and society’s response from the fields of sociology, political science, psychology, social work and traditional criminal justice viewpoints. The curriculum provides a firm understanding of the basic institutions of the criminal justice system. Students are also exposed to criminological theory and diversity courses, which help them understand the complex relationship between the individual, society and the criminal justice system. The program stresses effective writing and analytical skills. Students are afforded the opportunity to earn credit through internship placements, including Kent State’s fully accredited police academy.

CRIMINOLOGY & JUSTICE STUDIES GRADUATES WILL DEVELOP

  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • Professional skills through experience.
  • Substantive knowledge in specific areas of the discipline, namely law, law enforcement, corrections, courts, and diversity.
  • An understanding of ethics.
  • An understanding of theoretical issues related to causes of crime and development of justice practices.
  • An understanding of research.
  • Critical thinking skills.

CRIMINOLOGY & JUSTICE STUDIES DEGREE OPTIONS

Students can complete all requirements for the B.A. in criminology and justice studies, and the A.A. in justice studies at Kent State Ashtabula.

CRIMINOLOGY & JUSTICE STUDIES MINOR

Students can complete the criminology and justice studies minor in its entirety at Kent State Ashtabula.