Requirements in the Major
|CJS||105||Introduction to Criminal Justice|
|CJS||106||Applied Concepts in Justice Studies|
|CJS||150||Policing in America|
|CJS||201||Substantive Criminal Law|
|CJS||254||Research Methods for Criminal Justice|
|CJS||320||Criminal and Civil Procedure in the US Courts|
|CJS||330||Corrections in the United States|
|CJS||420||Justice Studies Capstone|
Any three additional Criminal Justice courses
Requirements in Other Departments
|COMM||210||Introduction to Public Speaking|
Two of the following:
|POLSC||100||American Government and Politics|
|PSYCH||100||Introduction to Psychology|
|SOC||100||Introduction to Sociology|
Two courses from one of the following areas:
Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology
This program allows exceptional undergraduate, criminal justice majors the opportunity to earn six graduate credits during their senior year and the remainder of the course requirements for the Master’s of Science in Criminal Justice in a single, post-graduate year. This is an accelerated program for students who intend to study criminal justice full-time at the graduate level. Students who are accepted into this program take two graduate courses in their senior year (one in the fall and one in the spring). The remaining ten courses are completed as a matriculated graduate student. Application to the program takes place in the student’s junior year. It is strongly recommended that students who are interested in this program speak with the graduate director of the Master’s of Science in Criminal Justice in their sophomore year to discuss admission requirements.
Outstanding students who qualify for this special program may be able to complete all requirements for a baccalaureate degree and the Juris Doctor degree in six years.
Full-time students who matriculate at the University in their freshman year and who maintain superior academic records with outstanding academic averages and superior scores on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) may apply to the Roger Williams University School of Law in their junior year. All undergraduate graduation requirements, excluding all Legal Studies requirements with the exception of LS 101 and either LS 209 or LS 215, should have been completed or the courses for completion should be in progress. The Legal Studies major will be completed using courses taken during the first year of law school. Students must have completed a minimum of 90 credits toward the undergraduate degree prior to beginning law school in the fall semester. After commencement the graduation coordinator will confirm that a minimum of 30 credits were successfully completed in the Law School. At that point the undergraduate degree will be posted.
In completing the first year of work in the School of Law, a student in the Three-Plus-Three program must pass all law courses with a grade-point average of at least 2.0. It is mandatory that all non-law academic work toward the combination degree be completed before any work in law is undertaken.
Those interested in pursuing the Three-Plus-Three Program must contact the Dean of Admissions at the School of Law and the Dean of the School of Justice Studies, no later than the end of the freshman year. This program is not available to transfer students.