Recommended Academic Plan (CJBA) - Criminal Justice - Penn State Altoona

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Recommended Academic Plan

Criminal Justice, B.A. (CJBA)

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For students beginning in fall 2009 or later...

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Semester 1 Plan for CJBA at Penn State Altoona
Semester 1Credits
CRIMJ 100 Introduction to Criminal Justice3
Arts (GA)3
Quantification (GQ)3
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)1.5
ENGL 015 or 030 (GWS) Rhetoric and Comp3
Elective (depending on internship credits)3
Total Credits16.5
Semester 2 Plan for CJBA at Penn State Altoona
Semester 2Credits
CRIMJ 220 Courts and the Prosecution Process3
PHIL 103 (GH) Introduction to Ethics13
STAT 200 (GQ) Elementary Statistics4
Foreign Language4
CAS 100 (GWS) Effective Speech3
Total Credits17
Semester 3 Plan for CJBA at Penn State Altoona
Semester 3Credits
CRIMJ 210 Policing in America3
CRIMJ 230 Corrections in America3
Foreign Language4
Natural Sciences (GN)3
Arts (GA)3
Total Credits16
Semester 4 Plan for CJBA at Penn State Altoona
Semester 4Credits
SOC 012 (GS) Criminology3
Humanities (GH/IL or USI)3
Natural Sciences (GN)3
SOC 119 (GS/US) Race and Ethnic Relations3
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)1.5
Foreign Language4
Total Credits17.5
Semester 5 Plan for CJBA at Penn State Altoona
Semester 5Credits
CRIMJ 441 The Juvenile Justice System3
Natural Sciences (GN)3
Knowledge Domain3
Elective3
Other Cultures3
Total Credits15
Semester 6 Plan for CJBA at Penn State Altoona
Semester 6Credits
CRIMJ 290 Intro to Internship Experience21
CRIMJ 465 Ethics in Criminal Justice3
CRIMJ 400 level3
SOC 207 Research Methods in Sociology3
Knowledge Domain3
ENGL 202 A or D (GWS)3
Total Credits16
Semester 7 Plan for CJBA at Penn State Altoona
Semester 7Credits
CRIMJ 400 level3
CRIMJ 495 Internship in Criminal Justice3 to 10
Elective (depending on internship credits)3
Knowledge Domain3 to 10
Total Credits12
Semester 8 Plan for CJBA at Penn State Altoona
Semester 8Credits
CRIMJ 450W Senior Seminar3
CRIMJ 400 level3
Elective3
Elective3
Total Credits12

1 Students may choose between PHIL 103 or CRIMJ 465.

2 It is recommended that studentss enroll in CRIMJ 290 the semester prior to enrolling in CRIMJ 495.

Bold type indicates courses requiring a quality grade of "C" or better

Bold Italics indicates courses that satisfy both major and General Education requirements

GWS, GHA, GQ, GN, GA, GH, GS, FYS are codes used to identify General Education requirements

US and IL are codes used to designate courses that satisfy university United States/International Cultures requirements

W is the code used to designate courses that satisfy university Writing Across the Curriculum requirements

For students who began before the fall 2009 semester...

Semester 1 Plan for CJBA at Penn State Altoona
Semester 1Credits
CRIMJ 100: Introduction to Criminal Justice3
Arts (GA)3
Quantification (GQ)3
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)1.5
ENGL 015 (GWS): Rhetoric and Composition OR 030 (GWS): Honors Freshman Composition3
CRIMJ 083S: First-Year Seminar in Criminal Justice OR other First-Year Seminar (FYS)11 or 3
Total Credits14.5-16.5
Semester 2 Plan for CJBA at Penn State Altoona
Semester 2Credits
CRIMJ 220: Introduction to Security and Loss Control3
PHIL 103 (GH): Introduction to Ethics 3
STAT 200 (GQ): Elementary Statistics4
Foreign Language4
CAS 100 (GWS): Effective Speech3
Total Credits17
Semester 3 Plan for CJBA at Penn State Altoona
Semester 3Credits
CRIMJ 210: Policing in America3
CRIMJ 230: Corrections in America3
Foreign Language4
Natural Sciences (GN)3
MIS 103: Microcomputer Applications in Business3
Total Credits16
Semester 4 Plan for CJBA at Penn State Altoona
Semester 4Credits
SOC 012 (GS): Criminology3
Humanities (GH/IL or USI)3
Natural Sciences (GN)3
SOC 119 (GS/US): Race and Ethnic Relations 3
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)1.5
Foreign Language4
Total Credits17.5
Semester 5 Plan for CJBA at Penn State Altoona
Semester 5Credits
Arts (GA)3
CRIMJ 290: Introduction to Internship Experience1
Natural Sciences (GN)3
Knowledge Domain23
Elective3
Other Cultures3
Total Credits16
Semester 6 Plan for CJBA at Penn State Altoona
Semester 6Credits
SOC 007: Introduction to Social Research3
CRIMJ 400 Level Course3
Knowledge Domain23
ENGL 202A (GWS): Effective Writing: Writing in the Social Sciences OR ENGL 202D (GWS): Effective Writing: Business Writing3
Elective3
Total Credits15
Semester 7 Plan for CJBA at Penn State Altoona
Semester 7Credits
CRIMJ 400 Level Course3
CRIMJ 495: Internship in Criminal Justice3 to 12
Elective (depending on internship credits)3
Elective (depending on internship credits)3
Elective (depending on internship credits)3
Knowledge Domain23 to 12
Total Credits18
Semester 8 Plan for CJBA at Penn State Altoona
Semester 8Credits
CRIMJ 450W: Senior Seminar 3
CRIMJ 400 Level Course3
Elective3
Elective3
Total Credits12

Bold type indicates courses requiring a grade of C or higher.

Italics type indicate courses that satisfy both major and General Education requirements.

Italic Bold type indicate courses requiring a grade of C or higher that satisfy both major and General Education requirements.

GWS, GHA, GQ, GN, GA, GH and GS are codes used to identify General Education requirements.

US, IL are codes used to designate courses that satisfy the University's United States and International Cultures requirements.  Students are required to complete 3 credits in each area, and often these courses can "double-count" with General Education selections, typically in the GA, GH, GS categories, or with major requirements.

W is the code used to designate courses that satisfy the University's Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

FYS is the code used to designate courses that satisfy the First-Year Seminar requirement.  Note that students who began their studies Summer 2009 or later may not be required to complete a FYS course.  Check with your advisor for clarification.


Program Notes:

1Students who have earned at least 18 credits in an associate's degree program or who have transferred from another university with at least 18 credits are exempt from this requirement.

2Courses used to fulfill the Knowledge Domain requirements may not be taken in the area of the student's primary major.

Courses used to fulfill the Knowledge Domain requirements may not be simultaneously counted toward general education requirements. Foreign Language courses applied to the Knowledge Domain requirement must be in a second foreign language or beyond 12th credit level proficiency in first foreign language.

A list of courses that fulfill Knowledge Domain requirements is available at: http://www.psu.edu/bulletins/bluebook/gened/bad.html


For more information:

Mary Ann Probst

Atty. Mary Ann Probst

Program Coordinator, Instructor in Criminal Justice
Education, Human Development, and Social Sciences

Office: 103 Cypress Building
Phone: 814-949-5352
Email: @psu.edu

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