Bachelor of Arts in Crime and Delinquency Studies

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Crime and Delinquency Studies traditionally has been a broad based liberal arts degree designed to provide the student with a solid foundation in Crime and Delinquency Studies and course work in a variety of other liberal arts disciplines.  The Bachelor of Arts degree program is designed primarily for those students who intend to pursue an advanced degree in Crime and Delinquency Studies, Juvenile Justice, or Law.  In keeping with that tradition, students pursuing a B.A. in Crime and Delinquency Studies at Emporia State University are required to complete a total of 36 semester hours in Sociology, Anthropology and Crime and Delinquency Studies.   All students working toward the B.A. in Crime and Delinquency Studies are required to complete a 24-hour “Required Core” and complete12 hours in Secondary courses.  Students must earn a GPA of 2.0 or better in their major.

Required Core for BA in Sociology

SO 125 Introduction to Criminal Justice

(3)

Fall Only

SO 310 Law Enforcement

(3)

Spring Only

SO 353 Criminology

(3)

Fall Only

SO 403 Sociology of Corrections

(3)

Spring Only

SO 418 Juvenile Delinquency

(3)

Fall Only

SO 450 Research Methods

(3)

Fall Only-Juniors

SO 510 Theories of Crime and Delinquency

(3)

Spring Only-Juniors

SO 550 Research Methods and Statistics in Sociology

(3)

Spring Only-Juniors

SO 580 Senior Capstone

(1)

Fall Only-Seniors

Total Hours

25

 
In order to graduate, all courses in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology must earn a grade of at least a "C" or above.

Secondary Courses

6 hours

Choose at least 6 hours from (any combination of)
         AN or SO courses (300 level or above

 

Interdisciplinary courses

 

Choose at least 6 hours of 300 level or above in one or more academic fields of interest other than Sociology, Anthropology, and Crime and Delinquency Studies

6 hours

In addition to the above requirements, students pursuing a Bachelors of Arts degree in crime and delinquency studies are required to complete university requirements for liberal arts majors. A student must choose a second major, a minor, or have a second program of study under the B.A. degree. Students must earn a GPA of 2.0 or better in the major.

*A minimum of 10 semester hours of One Modern Language must be completed toward the major. 
*A minimum of 15 hours toward the major must be completed at ESU. 
*A photography course is recommended.

 

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