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Athabasca University

BPA-CJ Degree Requirements

Regulations effective September 1, 2017.

NewAlberta Students: Search for classroom-based (group study, paced) CRJS courses

Common Core (12 credits)

When choosing courses in the common core please consult Advising Services.
1. A 200-level writing course or English literature course, e.g., (3)
ADMN 233 Writing in Organizations

or
ENGL 211 Prose Forms

or
ENGL 255 Introductory Composition  
(Students are strongly encouraged to register in ENGL 255 early in their programs.)
 
2. A 200-level or higher university critical and analytical thinking course, e.g., (3)

HSRV 306 Critical Reflection for Practice
(Note: A critical and analytical thinking course taken to fulfill this requirement of the core may not also be counted towards the major in Human Services but must be replaced by another Human Services course.)

or

PHIL 231 Introduction to Philosophy: West and East

or
PHIL 252 Critical Thinking 
 
3. A senior (300/400) level professional ethics course, e.g., (3)
CMNS 455 Media Ethics

or
CRJS 490 Ethical Decision Making in Law Enforcement

or

EDUC 404 Law and Ethics in Education

or

PHIL 333 Professional Ethics 

or
PHIL 371 Ethics, Science, Technology, and the Environment
 
4. A research methods or statistics course (see "Note" following) , e.g., (3)
SOSC 366 Research Methods in the Social Sciences

or
CMNS 308 Understanding Statistical Evidence

or
CMNS 333 Research Methods in Communication Studies

or

HADM 499 Research Methods in Health Services

or

MATH 215 Introduction to Statistics

or
MATH 216 Computer-oriented Approach to Statistics

or
MGSC 301 Statistics for Business and Economics I*

or
PSYC 304 Research Methods in Psychology**

Major Courses (Select 42 credits from the following)

Any 200-level Accounting course

or
(3)
ADMN 232 Introduction to Management
CRJS All CRJS courses  
LGST 331 Administrative Law (3)
LGST 489 Alternative Dispute Resolution (3)
  A 300-level organizations course (e.g., ORGB 326 or SOCI 300)
(3)
ORGB 300 Organizational Culture (3)
SOCI 305 Sociology and Crime

or
(3)
SOCI 365 Sociology of Deviance
  A research methods course (e.g., SOSC 366)
(3)

Options (6 credits)

From any discipline at the senior (300 or 400) level (6)

Updated February 23 2015 by Student & Academic Services

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