Degree Programs

Bachelor of Arts: Major in Administration of Justice

Core Curriculum Courses

Credit Hours

AJU 1100 – Introduction to Criminal Justice

3

CSC 1100 – Computer Literacy

3

AJU 3015 -- Integraded Statistics and Methodology *

3

PSY 3060 – Individual Differences and Cultural Diversity   

3

AJU 3500 – Criminology (SOC 3500)    

3

SOC 3600 – Sociology of Race and Ethnicity                     

3

PSY 4010 – Abnormal Psychology or PSY 4020 Personality

3

AJU 4990 – Senior Seminar                                                      

3

TOTAL

24

            

 

* AJU 3040 & 3030 -- Research Statisics & Methods may be taken in place of AJU 3015                 

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In addition to the above core requirements, students should select 18 hours of upper division course for this major.

All of the following courses are 3 hour courses

AJU 3010 Ethics and Law

AJU 3450 Corrections

AJU 3510 Judicial Process

AJU 3650 Deviance and Scial Control

AJU 3740 Juvenile Deleinquency

AJU 3850 Organized and White Collar Crime

AJU 3950 Serial Killers

AJU 4700 Criminal Law and Procedure

AJU 4720 Constituional Law

AJU 4730 Civil Liberties and Civil Rights 

 

 

 

Total core and elective courses for the major -- 42 hours

 

Minor in Admistration of Justice consists of AJU 1100 and AJU 3500 plus 12 hours of upper division courses in AJU.

 

 

 

 A minimum of 120 semester hours consisting of general education requirements, core requirements, and electives must be completed for graduation.

 

Minor in Administration of Justice

 

A minor in Administration of Justice consists of AJU 1100 and AJU 3500 plus 12 hours of upper division courses in Administration of Justice for a total of 18 hours.

 

 


 

Bachelor of Arts: Major in Government, Concentration in Political Science

Core Curriculum Courses

Credit Hours

POL 1010 - American National Politics and Political Institutions

3

POL 1030 – Western Heritage of Politics I

3

POL 1040 – Western Heritage of Politics II

3

 

Twenty-seven hours selected from upper-level courses in American Government, Political Theory, and Foreign Affairs – at least three hours must be chosen from each subfield

 

 

Six hours of additional upper-level work in Political Science, Economics, or History as approved by advisors.

 

 

Bachelor of Arts: Major in Government, Concentration in Foreign Affairs

Government Core

Credit Hours

POL 1010 - American National Politics and Political Institutions

3

POL 1030 – Western Heritage of Politics I

3

POL 1040 – Western Heritage of Politics II

3

International Politics Core

Credit Hours

POL 4810 – International Relations

3

POL 4820 – American Foreign Policy

3

Comparative Politics Core

Credit Hours

Nine hours selected from upper division courses in Comparative Government (POL 3050, POL 3060, POL 3070, POL 3080, POL 3090)

9

 

Comparative Government (POL 3050, POL 3060, POL 3070, POL 3080, POL 3090; no one course can be used to fulfill the above requirement and this requirement)

 

Political Theory (POL 4010, POL 4020, POL 4040, POL 4060)

 

Administration of Justice (AJU 3020, AJU 3030)

 

Economics (ECO 3120, ECO 3160, ECO 3250, ECO 4100, ECO 4200)

 

Foreign Studies (FST 4970)

 

History (HIS 3120/4120, HIS 3160/4160, HIS 3170/4170, HIS 3230/4230, HIS 3260/4260, HIS 3270/4270, HIS 3300/4300, HIS 3410/4410, HIS 3420/4420, HIS 3430/4430, HIS 3440/4440, HIS 3450/4450, HIS 3460/4460, HIS 3515/4515, HIS 3520/4520, HIS 3551/4551, HIS 3600/4600, HIS 3640/4640)

 

Religion (REL 3010)

 

Sociology (SOC 3030, SOC 3300, SOC 3400, SOC 3450, SOC 3600, SOC 4100, SOC 4200)\

 

And/or seminars in Political Science, Administration of Justice, Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, or Sociology as approved by advisors

 

 

Additionally, students pursuing a concentration in Foreign Affairs are required to have completed at least six (6) hours of a foreign language as approved by their advisor – language requirements may be taken either at Wise or at another institution with advisor approval.

 

 

Minor in Government

 

A minor in Government consists of: POL 1010, POL 4010, POL 4020, POL 4810, one upper-level American politics course, one upper-level comparative politics course, and one other upper-level elective course for a total of 21 hours. .

 

 

Pre-Law Minor

The pre-law minor is intended to provide its students with a background in the core skills and knowledge essential to acceptance to and success in law school.   Pre-Law Minors are required to complete PHI 1030, POL 1010, POL 3510, BUS 3150, BUS 3160, POL 4720, and POL 4730 for a total of 21 hours.

 

 


 

 

Bachelor of Science: Major in Psychology

 

The psychology major emphasizes skills which are useful for the student interested in careers where knowledge of human behavior and mental processes are important. However, these skills are especially useful for students who are interested in pursuing graduate studies in psychology and related fields, or careers in mental health services. Students are encouraged to complete a minor in a discipline approved by their advisor and faculty from the chosen discipline. Course requirements are listed below.

 

Core Curriculum Courses

Credit Hours

PSY 1100 – Introduction to Psychology

3

PSY 3015 – Integrated Statistics and Methodology for Social Science

3

PSY 3060 – Cultural Diversity

3

PSY 3300 – Biopsychology

3

PSY 4720 – Child Development OR

PSY 4740 – Adolescent Development OR

PSY 4780 – Lifespan Development

3

PSY 3080 – Psychology of Learning OR

PSY 4070 – Cognitive

3

PSY 4001 – Abnormal Psychology OR

PSY 4020 - Personality

3

PSY 4990 – Senior Seminar

3

 

PSY 3040 – Applied Statistics, PSY 3030 – Research Methods, and PSY 3060 – Cultural Diversity must be completed PRIOR to taking PSY 4990 – Senior Seminar.

 

 

Students interested in research or graduate study in Psychology should take the following electives:

PSY 3080 – Psychology of Learning

PSY 3310 – Social Psychology

PSY 3500 – History and Contemporary Issues

PSY 4050 – Experimental Psychology

PSY 4070 – Cognitive Psychology

PSY 4150 – Sensation and Perception

PSY 4970 – Independent Research

 

 

Students interested in counseling, mental health, or graduate study in counseling and/or social work should take the following electives:

PSY 3350 – Human Motivation

PSY 3410 – Mental Tests and Evaluative Techniques

PSY 4010 – Abnormal Psychology

PSY 4020 – Personality

PSY 4770 – Theories of Psychotherapy

PSY 4800 – Counseling Techniques

PSY 4850 – Practicum in Psychology

 

 

 

Minor in Psychology

 

A minor in Psychology consists of PSY 1100, PSY 2030, PSY 3030, PSY 3300, PSY 4010  or 4020, PSY 4070 or PSY 4080, and PSY 4720 or 4740 for a total of 21 hours.  Students may select from any other Psychology electives also.

 

 

 


 

Bachelor of Science: Major in Sociology

 

The psychology major emphasizes skills which are useful for the student interested in careers where knowledge of human behavior and mental processes are important. However, these skills are especially useful for students who are interested in pursuing graduate studies in psychology and related fields, or careers in mental health services. Students are encouraged to complete a minor in a discipline approved by their advisor and faculty from the chosen discipline. Course requirements are listed below.

 

Core Curriculum Courses

Credit Hours

COS 1100 – Computer Literacy

3

SOC 1100 – Introduction to Sociology

3

SOC 1200 – Contemporary Social Problems

3

SOC 3015 – Integrated Statistics and Methodology for the Social Sciences

3

SOC 4990 – The Project of Sociology

3

 

Two of the following courses:

SOC 3300 – Sociology of Gender

SOC 3400 – Complex Organization

SOC 3500 – Criminology

SOC 3600 – Sociology of Race and Ethnic Relations

 

6

 

One of the following two courses are required:  

SOC 4100 – Classical Sociological Theory

SOC 4200 – Modern Sociological Theory

 

4

 

Five upper-division sociology courses approved by advisor, as electives

 

15

 

The sequence of SOC 3040 and SOC 3030 may be substituted for core requirement of SOC 3015.  Students who plan to go to graduate school are encouraged to take the two course sequence.   

 

 

The sociology major requires that students must first complete SOC 3015– Integrated Statistics and Methodology for the Social Sciences or substitute courses SOC 3040 and SOC 3030; the student must also complete SOC 4100 or SOC 4200.  THESE COURSES MUST BE TAKEN IN THIS ORDER and it is expected that students can complete these courses in their Junior and Senior years.  If the student wishes to graduate early this sequence must be begun in the sophomore year.

 

 

 

Minor in Sociology

 

A minor includes at least 18 semester hours in sociology, 12 of which must be in courses at the 3000 level or above.  A course applied to requirements for a major may not be applied to requirements for the minor.