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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice and Criminology

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P.O. Box 70555
Phone (423) 439-5346
Web Address: www.etsu.edu/cas/cj

Program Objectives

The criminal justice and criminology program of East Tennessee State University seeks to accomplish four major objectives:

  1. To develop a critical understanding of crime and the role and function of the criminal justice system in a democratic society.
  2. To provide courses of instruction that complement the education received by students in related disciplines.
  3. To prepare students for professional service in the criminal justice system.
  4. To provide an opportunity for persons currently serving in criminal justice professions to advance their level of education.

The criminal justice and criminology curriculum is highly interdisciplinary, encompassing the study of law, the social and behavioral sciences, and other academic areas. Consistent with the above objectives, the curriculum seeks a careful balance of theoretical inquiry and applied knowledge and features a core curriculum that all majors are required to complete.

The Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology offers the Bachelor of Science  degree in Criminal Justice and Criminology, the Bachelor of Arts  degree in Criminal Justice and Criminology, and the Master of Arts degree in Criminal Justice and Criminology.

Departmental Honors Program

The Criminal Justice Honors-in-Discipline program will provide students with an additional opportunity to reach their full academic potential. Students who are accepted into the honors program will enroll in the same courses as other students, but will be required to complete extra assignments (e.g., papers, readings, projects) in their classes. Students will also be required to write a Senior Honors Thesis. Out-of-state tuition waivers will be available for students accepted into the program and some Academic Performance Scholarships may be available for Tennessee residents only.

The minimum requirements for application to the honors program are as follows:

Entering Freshmen

High School GPA of 3.2 or a minimum ACT composite score of 25

Entering after Freshman year

Overall GPA of 3.2, a Criminal Justice GPA of 3.5 and having earned no more than 60 credit hours

Transfer Students

Overall GPA of 3.5

Students will also be asked to submit a personal statement and two letters of reference with their applications. For further information or an application, please contact:

Dr. Larry Miller, Department Chair
Criminal Justice Honors-in-Discipline Program
Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology
Box 70555
Johnson City, TN
(423) 439-5964

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