General University Requirements
As part of the general university requirements, the following courses are required of the major:
BIOS 120 Biology and Human Concerns 4 cr PSYC 111 Introductory Psychology I 3 cr ECON 100 Economic Issues 3 crDepartmental Requirements
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3 cr SOC 207 Social Statistics 3 cr SOC 248 Local and National Minorities 3 cr SOC 301 Principles of Sociology 3 crSocial Work Course Requirements
SOWK 271 Introduction to Social Work 3 cr SOWK 272 Human Behavior and the Social Environment 3 cr SOWK 308 Social Work Research 3 cr SOWK 371 Social Welfare Policy 3 cr SOWK 372 Practices with Individuals and Families 3 cr SOWK 373 Group Work 3 cr SOWK 476 Social Work Field Practicum I 6 cr SOWK 477 Social Work Field Practicum II 6 cr SOWK 497 Community Organization and Social Change 3 cr SOWK 498 Integration of Social Work Methods 3 crAn additional six units of upper division course work from any sociology, anthropology or social work courses are required.
Social Work Electives Include
SOWK g482 Independent Problems 6 cr SOWK g491 Seminar 3 crAssociate of Arts in Criminal Justice
This two-year degree program provides two career goal options. Option A, Law Enforcement, is for those who are, or are seeking to be, law enforcement officers. Option B, Female Corrections, is for those interested in a career working in correctional institutions and agencies which serve female offenders. Graduates from either option of this program will have fulfilled the majority of the General Education Requirements applicable to a four-year degree. Option A, Law Enforcement, recognizes that many law enforcement agencies encourage or require personnel to obtain a higher education in order to better meet increased demands to perform more effectively in the face of complex legal, social, political and economic situations. For admission into Option A, a person must have been admitted as a student in the College of Arts and Sciences at ISU and must immediately contact one of the Criminal Justice Program Advisors to declare a major. The advisors are Dr. Clifford Bryan, Sociology, and Mr. Noble Taylor, School of Applied Technology Law Enforcement. Option B, Female Corrections, provides an academic background specifically directed at issues associated with correctional approaches toward female offenders. This program is based on the premise that correctional workers should truly be able to provide corrective assistance in mathematics, English, and the various sciences in addition to fulfilling the more traditional custodial tasks. Admission into Option B requires three letters of reference, a minimum of 3.0 GPA, and a formal interview with the Criminal Justice Advisors prior to the declaration of a major.
I. General Education Requirements (45 credits minimum), as listed in the catalog excepting as specified for Goals 10A, 10B, 11, and 12 provided below.
ANTH 238 Peoples and Cultures of the New World 3 cr Goal 10B LANG 108-109 Elementary Spanish 8 cr OR Satisfactory completion of a language proficiency examination.Goal 11
POLS 101 Introduction to American Government 3 cr Goal 12 SOC 112 Social Problems 3 crII. Social Science Requirements (24 credits)
POLS 101* Introduction to American Government 3 cr POLS 248 Politics and the Administra- tion of Justice 3 cr OR POLS 249 Introduction to Criminal Law 3 cr PSYC 200 Child Abuse 3 cr SOC 112* Social Problems 3 cr SOC 231 Juvenile Delinquency 3 cr SOC 248 Local and National Minorities 3 cr SOC 250 Women, Crime and Corrections 3 cr SOC 295** Criminal Justice Internship 4-6 cr W S 201 Introduction to Women's Studies 3 cr IN ADDITION: Two electives with consent of advisor 6 cr*If SOC 112 and POLS 101 are taken to satisfy Goals 11 and 12, two more elective three-credit courses must be taken with the consent of the advisor. **The Criminal Justice Internship provides an option for those students who seek careers outside of law enforcement or women's correctional facilities. Credits for this course can also be obtained as described below.
Please note the following guidelines: