DEGREE PROGRAMS
SECTION 7
 
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SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE STUDIES

David Harrison, Dean, 132 Ragsdale Building
Lessie Bass, Bachelor of Social Work Program Chairperson, 208-B Ragsdale Building
Darrell Ross, Criminal Justice Program Chairperson, 210-A Ragsdale Building

The School of Social Work and Criminal Justice Studies offers the bachelor of social work degree and a bachelor of science in criminal justice and the master of social work degree.  (See also graduate catalog.)

CRIMINAL JUSTICE STUDIES

The major in criminal justice is designed to prepare students for entrance into professional positions in the field of criminal justice.  A selective field education opportunity is offered during the final semester of the program.  Field placement settings include probation and parole agencies, juvenile facilities, public and private law offices, federal and state prisons, and federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies.  Students must submit an application two semesters prior to completing requirements for the degree; they must have an overall 2.5 GPA or higher to be eligible for consideration. Students will be selected based upon the availability of appropriate placements and criteria specified in the Criminal Justice Student Handbook.

To apply for admission to the criminal justice program, a student is required to have completed 32 s.h. with a minimum overall 2.5 GPA, including work transferred from another institution.  Transfer students admitted to the university with a minimum of 32 s.h. of credit must establish an overall 2.5 GPA at the university prior to admission into the criminal justice studies program and have completed JUST 1000 or equivalent with a minimum grade of C. All transfer students must submit to the director official transcripts from the transfer institution(s) in addition to the application form.  Criminal justice majors are expected to maintain an overall 2.5 GPA throughout the program.  Further information and applications for admission may be obtained from the criminal justice program chairperson, School of Social Work and Criminal Justice Studies, 104-B Ragsdale Building.

BS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Criminal justice majors must pass all required criminal justice courses and supportive area criminal justice courses with a minimum grade of C.  Minimum degree requirement is 120 s.h. of credit as follows:

1.
General education requirements (See Section 6, Undergraduate Studies, Requirements for Baccalaureate Degree Programs), including those listed below                                                                     
History course
POLS 1010. National Government (3) (F,S,SS) (GE:SO)
PSYC 1000. Introductory Psychology (3) (F,S,SS) (GE:SO)
SOCI 2110. Introduction to Sociology (3) (F,S,SS) (GE:SO)
42 s.h.
2.
Core.
JUST 1000. The Criminal Justice System (3) (F,S,SS)
JUST 3004. Crime and Criminality (3) (F,S,SS) (P: JUST major)
JUST 3500. Principles of Criminal Law (3) (F,S) (P: JUST 1000)
JUST 3700. Public Safety in a Multicultural Environment (3) (F,S) (P: JUST major)
JUST 3800. Research Methods in Criminal Justice (3) (F,S) (P: JUST major)
JUST 4200. The Juvenile Justice System (3) (F,S) (P: JUST major)
JUST 4500. Issues and Problems in Criminal Justice (3) (F,S)
21 s.h.
3.
Corrections and Law Enforcement Emphases (Choose 3 s.h. from each area.).
Corrections:
JUST 3008. Correctional Systems (3) (F,S) (P: JUST major)
JUST 3502. Correctional Law (3) (F,S) (WI) (P: JUST major)
JUST 4006. Community Corrections (3) (F,SS) (P: JUST major)
Law Enforcement:
JUST 3006. Security Systems (3) (S,SS) (P: JUST major)
JUST 3007. Criminal Investigation (3) (F) (P: JUST major)
JUST 3012. Police Operations (3) (S) (P: JUST major)
JUST 3501. Criminal Procedures (3) (F,S) (WI) (P: JUST major)
6 s.h.
4.
 
Cognates.
ASIP 2112. Introduction to Information Processing Technology (3) (F,S,SS) or DSCI 2223. Introduction to Computers (3) (F,S,SS) or ITEC 2000. Industrial Technology Applications of Computer Systems (3) (F,S,SS)
3 s.h.
5.
Supportive area courses.
Choose a minimum of 15 s.h. from:
JUST 3003. Addiction, Crime, and the Criminal (3) (P: JUST major)
JUST 3101. Conflict Management (3) (F) (P: JUST major)
JUST 3102. Interviewing in Criminal Justice (3) (S) (P: JUST major)
JUST 4004. Criminal Justice History (3) (S) (P: JUST major)
JUST 4005. Organized Crime (3) (SS) (P: JUST major)
JUST 4300. Criminal Justice Administration (3) (S) (P: JUST major)
JUST 4401, 4402, 4403. Independent Study (1,2,3) (F,S,SS) (P: JUST major)
JUST 4600. Special Topics in Criminal Justice (3) (F or S or SS) (P: JUST major)
JUST 4990. Field Education and Seminar (9) (F,S,SS) (P: Minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA to be eligible for consideration; completion of all required JUST and supportive area courses; selection based upon availability of appropriate placements and criteria specified in Criminal Justice Student Handbook)
JUST 5000. Comparative Criminal Justice (3) (SS) (P: JUST major)
Choose a minimum of 15 s.h. from outside criminal justice above 2999 with approval of adviser.
30 s.h.
6.
Electives to complete requirements for graduation.  

SOCIAL WORK

The undergraduate major in social work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  The principal educational objective of the major in social work is to prepare students for beginning professional generalist social work practice.

All majors have a field education internship of 12 s.h. in one semester in an approved agency.  Agencies serving as field placements include North Carolina county departments of social services, local mental health centers, state hospitals for the emotionally disturbed, centers for the mentally retarded, developmental evaluation clinics, remedial education activity programs, alcoholic rehabilitation centers, public schools, general hospitals, and care facilities.  Each student is required to make application for the field education internship two semesters before the semester in the field. 

A student is eligible to apply for admission to the BSW degree program when the following required conditions are met: completion of a minimum of 32 s.h.; an overall 2.5 GPA; and completion of SOCW 1010, 2010 with a 2.5 GPA in these courses.  Students who plan to transfer from a junior or community college are encouraged to take a four-year college preparatory curriculum that includes human biology.  The social work program will not accept for required major credit upper-level courses (numbered 3000 and 4000 at East Carolina University) taken at a junior or community college.  The BSW program chairperson will determine the applicability of upper-level courses taken at senior colleges in meeting the BSW degree requirements.  Additional information on the undergraduate social work program and application for admission may be obtained from the Office of Undergraduate Social Work Studies, 104-C Ragsdale Building.

BS IN SOCIAL WORK (BSW)

Social work majors must pass all required social work courses with a minimum grade of C.  Minimum degree requirement is 124 s.h. of credit as follows:

1.
General education requirements (See Section 6, Undergraduate Studies, Requirements for Baccalaureate Degree Programs), including those listed below                                                                     
BIOL 1050, 1051. General Biology and Laboratory (3,1) (F,S,SS) (GE:SC)
BIOL 1060. Environmental Biology (4) (F,S,SS) (GE:SC)
ECON 2113. Principles of Microeconomics (3) (F,S,SS) (GE:SO)
MATH 1065. College Algebra (3) (F,S,SS) (GE:MA) (P: Appropriate score on mathematics placement test)  or equivalent
POLS 1010. National Government (3) (F,S,SS) (GE:SO)
PSYC 1000. Introductory Psychology (3) (F,S,SS) (GE:SO)
SOCI 2110. Introduction to Sociology (3) (F,S,SS) (GE:SO) 
42 s.h.
2.
Core.
SOCW 1010. Introduction to Social Welfare and Social Work (3) (F,S,SS)
SOCW 2010. Introduction to Social Work Practice with Special Populations (3) (F,S,SS) (P: SOCW 1010)
SOCW 3101. Human Behavior and the Social Environment I (3) (F,S) (C: SOCW 3201 for SOCW majors)
SOCW 3201. Social Work Practice I (3) (F,S) (P: SOCW majors only)
SOCW 3202. Social Work Practice II (3) (F,S) (P: SOCW 3201)
SOCW 3301. Social Work Policy I (3) (F,S) (P: SOCW 2010)
SOCW 3302. Social Work Policy II (3) (F,S) (P: SOCW major or consent of dean)
SOCW 3401. Social Work Research and Statistics (3) (WI) (F,S) (P: SOCW major or consent of dean)
SOCW 4102. Human Behavior and the Social Environment II (3) (F,S) (P: SOCW 3101; C: SOCW 4203)
SOCW 4203. Social Work Practice III (3) (F,S) (P: SOCW 3202; C: SOCW 4102)
SOCW 4303. Social Work Policy III (3) (F,S) (P: SOCW 3301, 3302)
SOCW 4990. Field Education and Seminar (12) (WI) (F,S) (P: SOCW major with a minimum 2.5 GPA;  approval of the field education office; completion of all required SOCW courses)
Choose 6 s.h. SOCW electives
51 s.h.
3.
Cognates.
Choose one from:
HIST 1051. American History Since 1877 (3) (WI*) (F,S) (GE:SO)
HIST 3031. Economic History of the United States Since 1865 (3) (GE:SO)
HIST 3240. The Age of Franklin Roosevelt, 1919-1945 (3) (WI*) (GE:SO)
HIST 3245. The United States Since 1945 (3) (WI*) (GE:SO)
Choose one from:
PSYC 3300. Psychology of Personality (3) (F,S) (GE:SO)
PSYC 4375. Abnormal Psychology (3) (F,S,SS) (GE:SO) (P: PSYC 1000 or 1060)
Choose one from:
PSYC 2201. Psychology of Childhood (3) (F,S,SS) (GE:SO) (P: PSYC 1000 or 1060 or equivalent)
PSYC 3206. Developmental Psychology (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (GE:SO) (P: PSYC 1000 or 1060)
PSYC 3240. Psychology of Adolescence (3) (F,S,SS) (GE:SO)
Choose two from:
SOCI 2111. Modern Social Problems (3) (F,S,SS) (GE:SO) (P: SOCI 2110)
SOCI 3289. Community Organization (3) (S) (GE:SO) (P: SOCI 2110)
SOCI 4347. Social Inequality (3) (S) (GE:SO) (P: SOCI 2110)
SOCI 4350. Social Change (3) (GE:SO) (P: SOCI 2110)
15 s.h.
4.
General electives: Students will be encouraged to choose electives which will strengthen their total program.  

ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

The social work major deciding to seek certification as a school social worker must be accepted into the upper division of teacher education.  This should be done during the sophomore year and prior to or at the point the student is accepted as a social work major.  The School of Education and the School of Social Work and Criminal Justice Studies will maintain a record to help track the student's completion of certification requirements.  Upon completion of appropriate social work courses and education courses, the School of Social Work and Criminal Justice Studies and the School of Education will recommend certification to the State Department of Public Instruction.

A social work or criminal justice major may, by completing a minimum of four courses in alcoholism and/or drug abuse, meet the educational requirements for certification as a substance abuse counselor in North Carolina.


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