Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice Studies Roadmap

120 Total Units Required
Minimum Number of Units in the Major: 45

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 1 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication (A2) 2 3
GE Area C: Arts (C1) or Humanities (C2) 3
GE Area D: Social Sciences (D1) 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
 Units15
Second Semester
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) 3
 
GE Area B: Quantitative Reasoning (B4) 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 3
 Units15
Third Semester
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) if not already satisfied 3
 
GE Area B: Physical Science (B1) and Laboratory Science (B3) 4 3-4
GE Area C: Arts (C1) 3
GE Area C: Humanities: Literature (C3) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 3 3
 Units15-16
Fourth Semester
GE Area B: Life Science (B2) and Laboratory Science (B3) 4 3-4
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective - Take Four 3 12
 Units15-16
Fifth Semester
C J 300 Criminal Justice: A Cross-Disciplinary Perspective 4
C J 323GW
Ethics in Criminal Justice - GWAR 5
or Research Methods in Criminal Justice-GWAR
3-4
GE Area UD–C: Upper Division Arts and/or Humanities (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Two 3 6
 Units16-17
Sixth Semester
Major Distribution: Administration of Justice Course (6-8 units) 5 3-4
Major Distribution: Crime and Delinquency (6-8 units) 6 3-4
Major Distribution: Legal Studies (6-8 units) 7 3-4
Major Distribution: Working with Diverse Communities (6-8 units) 8 3-4
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 3
 Units15-19
Seventh Semester
Major Distribution: Administration of Justice Course (6-8 units) 5 3-4
Major Distribution: Crime and Delinquency (6-8 units) 6 3-4
Major Distribution: Legal Studies (6-8 units) 7 3-4
Major Distribution: Working with Diverse Communities (6-8 units) 8 3-4
GE Area UD–B: Upper Division Physical and/or Life Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
 Units15-19
Eighth Semester
C J 680 Field Course in Criminal Justice 4
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Three to Four 3 10-12
 Units14-16
 Total Units120-133
1

To avoid taking additional units, it is recommended that you meet LLD and SF State Studies requirements (AERM, GP, ES, SJ) within your GE.

2

ENG 114 can only be taken if you complete Directed Self-Placement (DSP) and select ENG 114; if you choose ENG 104/ENG 105 through DSP you will satisfy GE Area A2 upon successful completion of ENG 105 in the second semester; multilingual students may be advised into alternative English courses.

3

Complementary Studies

Bachelor of Arts students must complete at least twelve units of Complementary Studies outside of the primary prefix for the major. Students who complete two majors or a major and a minor automatically complete the Complementary Studies requirement. Students earning Bachelor of Music or Bachelor of Science degrees do not have to complete the Complementary Studies requirement. Details about Complementary Studies can be found in the Bulletin description for each B.A. degree.

4

Consider taking a class with a combined laboratory or a separate lab to fulfill GE Area B3 if not already satisfied.

5

Administration of Justice (6–8 Units)

C J 340 Comparative Criminal Justice (4 units)

C J 400 Police and Public Policy (3 units)

C J 450 Jails and Prisons (3 units)

C J 451 The Architecture of Incarceration (3 units)

C J 460 Community Corrections and Sentencing (3 units)

C J 475 Intervention Policies in Juvenile Justice (3 units)

C J 480 California Corrections System (3 units)

C J 525 Global Restorative Justice and Corrections (3 units)

C J 530 Geographies of Social Control and Urban Diversity (3 units)

I R 360 Intelligence and Intelligence Agencies (4 units)

PLSI 478 Judicial Process (4 units)

PSY 475 Psychology of Policing (3 units)

SOC 455 Punishment and Social Control (3 units)

6

Crime and Delinquency (6–8 Units)

C J 401 Criminal Profiling (3 units)

C J 405 Organized Crime (3 units)

C J 471 Contemporary Issues in Juvenile Justice (3 units)

C J 515 Extremism as Crime (3 units)

C J 520 Construction of Crime and Justice (3 units)

C J 550 School Violence and Discipline (3 units)

C J 570 Urban Violence (3 units)

C J 600 Youth Gangs in Community Context (3 units)

C J 605 Criminalization of Gender and Sexuality (3 units)

COMM 571 The Rhetoric of Terrorism (4 units)

COMM 573 The Rhetoric of Criminality and Punishment (4 units)

ECON 515 Economics of Crime and Justice (3 units)

I R 361 Terrorism and Covert Political Warfare (4 units)

LTNS 430 Race, Crime, and Justice (3 units)

C J 485 Latina/o Youth, Crime, and Justice (3 units)

PHIL 378 Philosophy of Criminal Law (3 units)

SOC 362 The Social Construction of Deviance and Conformity (4 units)

SOC 451 Criminological Theory (4 units)

SOC 452 Juvenile Justice (4 units)

7

Legal Studies (6–8 Units)

AFRS 375 Law and the Black Community (3 units)

AFRS 376 Government, the Constitution, and Black Citizens (3 units)

C J 335 Legal Writing and Research (4 units)

C J 501 Criminal Law (3 units)

C J 502 Criminal Procedure (3 units)

C J 505 International Criminal Law (4 units)

COMM 564 Issues in Free Speech (4 units)

COUN 630 Legal Center Training I (3 units)

COUN 631 Legal Center Training II (3 units)

ECON 516 Law and Economics (3 units)

PHIL 375 Peace Law and Human Rights in the U.S. (3 units)

HIST 470 The U.S. Constitution to 1877 (3 units)

HIST 471 The U.S. Constitution since 1877 (3 units)

LABR 650 Labor Law: An Introduction and Overview (3 units)

PHIL 335 Law and Society (3 units)

PHIL 379 Philosophy of Constitutional Interpretation (3 units)

PHIL 380 Philosophy of Law (3 units)

PLSI 552 Individual Rights and the Constitution (4 units)

PSY 472 Introduction to Legal Psychology (3 units)

SOC 457 Sociology of Law (4 units)

8

Working with Diverse Communities (6–8 Units)

AA S 595 Asian American Communities and Public Policy (3 units)

AIS 460 Power and Politics in American Indian History (3 units)

COMM 503 Gender and Communication (4 units)

COMM 525 Sexual Identity and Communication (4 units)

COMM 531 Conflict Resolution (4 units)

COMM 541 Critical Approaches to Culture and Communication (4 units)

COMM 543 Dialogues Across Differences (4 units)

HIST 462 Making Whites: Race-making in America (3 units)

HIST 465 American Ethnic and Racial Relations II: 1890 - Present (3 units)

LTNS 415 Economic Progress of Latinos in the U.S. (3 units)

LTNS 470 Latina/o Immigration to the U.S. (3 units)

PHIL 455 Sex and the Law (3 units)

PLSI 464 Race and American Politics (4 units)

PLSI 512 Urban Politics and Community Power (4 units)

PSY 547 Social Conflict and Conflict Resolution (3 units)

RRS 330 Comparative Race and Ethnicity in the U.S.: Class, Gender, and Nation (3 units)

RRS 571 Women, Class, and Race (3 units)

SXS 455 Sex, Power and Politics (3 units)

WGS 514 Women and the Prison Industrial Complex (3 units)

WGS 554 Gender and Global Migration (3 units)

WGS 570 Women, Gender, Policy, and Justice (3 units)