UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN OSHKOSH

PUBLIC AFFAIRS - CRIMINAL JUSTICE


David Jones, Coordinator
Program Office: Clow Faculty 401
Telephone: 920-424-3230

Code 35 or CRIM JUS

I. FACULTY

Jones, Mars, Reed, Schram

II. DEGREES

Undergraduate: A major in Criminal Justice can lead to the degrees: Bachelor of Arts; Bachelor of Science.

Graduate: Students who complete a major in Criminal Justice may wish to consider advanced study at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh in the Master of Public Administration program. For specifics, please see the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Graduate Bulletin

III. SUMMARY OF FIELDS OF STUDY

1. GOAL(S)

See the department for a listing of their goal(s).

2. THE MAJOR(S)

The program offers a choice of three emphases within the Criminal Justice major. These are: 1) Law Enforcement, 2) Law and Courts, and 3) Corrections.

The Criminal Justice major is recommended for students who seek an understanding of the criminal justice system. The major is not intended to serve as a professional training program; rather it focuses on the legal, ethical, administrative, and behavioral aspects of the criminal justice system and its various parts.

3. THE MINOR(S)

The program offers one minor: Criminal Justice.

IV. ADMISSION/GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Requirements for the Admission to the Criminal Justice Major:

A cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or greater upon a minimum of 30 credits will be required for acceptance in the Criminal Justice Major. The 30 credits must include:

  • 35-103 Introduction to Criminal Justice Process 3 cr.
  • 38-101 College English I 3 cr.
  • 84-105 American Government and Politics 3 cr.
  • Mathematics: Requirement 3 cr.
  • Natural Science: Requirement 4 cr.

Applicants must receive a minimum of a "B" in the Introduction to Criminal Justice Process.

Credits earned by students who have transferred to University of Wisconsin Oshkosh will be included and evaluated on the same basis as credits earned at University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.

1. Requirements for Maintenance of Criminal Justice Major Status:

Criminal Justice majors are expected to maintain a 2.5 grade point average or higher overall and a 2.75 grade point average or higher in their Criminal Justice courses; this includes courses taught by other academic units that are designated electives and/or requirements in the Criminal Justice Major.

Students expecting to enter and be retained in the Criminal Justice Major must complete their College English I and their General Education Mathematics requirements by the time that they have completed 60 credit hours.

Students who fail to maintain the required standards will automatically be placed on probation. If they do not meet the required standards after one active semester they will be dropped from the Program. They may apply for readmission to the Program only after they comply with Program standards. They may apply for readmission only once.

2. Graduation Requirements for a Criminal Justice Major:

For a student to graduate with a Criminal Justice major, the student must meet all University, College, and Criminal Justice Major requirements; also the Criminal Justice major must possess a 2.50 grade point average on all academic course work and a 2.75 in all courses required and/or accepted for completion of the major.

Exceptions to these provisions may be granted by the Admissions Committee of the Criminal Justice Program.

V. REQUIRED CORE COURSES

1. Criminal Justice

  • 35-103 Introduction to the Criminal Justice Process 3 cr.
  • 35-270 Introductory Criminal Law 3 cr.
  • 35-212 Managing Criminal Justice Organizations 3 cr. or 81-221 Introduction to Public Administration 3 cr.
  • 35-218 Adjudication Process in Criminal Process 3 cr.
  • 35-244 Correctional Process 3 cr.
  • 35-288 Police in Modern Society 3 cr.
  • 35-343 Empirical Analysis of Criminal Justice Issues 3 cr.
  • 35-358 Major Criminal Justice Issues 3 cr.

Comment:

Students should take all of the core courses except 35-358 before starting courses in their emphasis. The final course taken should be 35-358.
Students majoring or minoring in Criminal Justice may substitute an appropriate social science research methods course (36-471, 36-473, 50-380, 50-385, 84-225, 86-371, 92-381) for 35-343 as a required core course in Criminal Justice.

VI. THE MAJOR(S), WITH EMPHASES AND/OR OPTIONS

1. LAW ENFORCEMENT EMPHASIS

Recommended for students interested in Enforcement Law Careers

Required Credits: 45 Credits

Required Courses: In addition to Core Courses:

Electives: 12 credits selected from criminal justice courses not required, emphases, and from the following list:

Comment:

Students, with the permission of their advisor, may take an internship in a criminal justice or related service agency. Up to 8 credits can be earned for this experience.

2. LAW AND COURTS EMPHASIS

Recommended for persons interested in careers in Criminal Justice Planning, Law, Court and Judicial Administration and Administration of Criminal Justice Agencies.

Required Credits: 45 credits

Required Courses: In addition to Core Courses:

Electives: 12 credits selected from criminal justice courses other than emphasis requirements and from the electives listed under the Law Enforcement emphasis.

Comment:

Students with the permission of their advisor, may take an internship in a criminal justice or related service agency. Up to 8 credits can be earned for this experience.

3. CORRECTIONS EMPHASIS

Recommended for persons who intend to work with offenders in either institutional or community based programs, or in the juvenile system.

Required Credits: 45 Credits

Required Courses: In addition to Core Courses:

Electives: 12 credits selected from criminal justice courses other than emphasis requirements and from the electives listed under the Law Enforcement emphasis.

Comment:

Students with the permission of their advisor, may take an internship in a criminal justice or related service agency. Up to 8 credits can be earned for this experience. Students specializing in Corrections may not take 93-375 as an elective.

VII. MINOR(S)

1. CRIMINAL JUSTICE MINOR

Required Credits: 21 credits

Required Courses:

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Last Updated July 1, 1999