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  Oct 19, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Department of Criminal Justice, Social and Political Science


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Faculty

Daniel Skidmore-Hess, Department Head
Gregory Anderson Kevin Jennings
  Kimberly Martin
Maxine Bryant Dennis Murphy
  Edward Rinalducci
Becky Kohler da Cruz Nalanda Roy
José de Arimatéia da Cruz Laura Seifert
Michael Donahue Henry Christian Tecklenburg
Virginia Hutton Estabrook Lara Wessel
Alison Hatch  

 General Information

The Department of Criminal Justice, Social and Political Science (www.cjsocpols.armstrong.edu) offers associate of applied science, bachelor, and master of science degree programs in criminal justice, a bachelor of arts in political science, and a bachelor of arts in law and society. Internships and practica, designed to foster leadership skills within public service, are available. Students in political science must take a foreign language through the intermediate level.

The department endorses the ideal of liberal arts and views it as foundational for work in all academic and professional areas. As such, all departmental programs and courses are conceptually- based so that students will develop the theoretical sophistication to understand and manage the practical realities of the field. Instructional effectiveness, public service, and scholarly activity are inseparable components of this curricular integrity. The department encourages original research by both faculty and students, and supports community service through such vehicles as the university’s Public Service Center.

Special Programs

The criminal justice B.S. program is also offered at the Armstrong Liberty Center in Liberty County.

A student may graduate with honors in Criminal Justice or Political Science by completing a project pursuing a special interest within his or her respective discipline. This project is to be reflective of the rigorous academic criteria of both the University’s Honors program and advanced research within the discipline. To be eligible for the honors project, the student must possess an overall GPA of 3.2. Typically, research projects are developed in a required research methods class (CRJU 3100  or POLS 4950  respective of the student’s major) one semester and then completed the following semester in either POLS 4650 - Practicum  or CRJU 4900  Directed Research. This project meets the “Honors in the Major” component for the students in the University Honors Program. Pending approval by the student’s honors committee in the department and the University Honors Program, the student’s transcript will be designated accordingly. The awarding of honors requires that students earn an A in the final directed research or readings course. See department for policies.

A student may graduate with honors in Law and Society by completing a project pursuing a special interest within his or her respective discipline. This project is to be reflective of the rigorous academic criteria of both the University’s Honors program and advanced research within the discipline. To be eligible for the honors project, the student must possess an overall GPA of 3.2. Typically, research projects are developed in a required research methods class (CRJU 3100  or POLS 4950  respective of the student’s major) one semester and then completed the following semester in either POLS 4650  - Practicum or CRJU 4900  - Directed Research in Criminal Justice. This project meets the “Honors in the Major” component for the students in the University Honors Program. Pending approval by the student’s honors committee in the department and the University Honors Program, the student’s transcript will be designated accordingly. The awarding of honors requires that students earn an A in the final directed research or readings course. See department for policies.

Programs

    MinorUndergraduate CertificateAssociate of Applied ScienceBachelor of ArtsBachelor of Science

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