University Core Curriculum Requirements

General Education Distribution Area Cr. Hrs.
Fine Arts (FA)*
2 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: Art, CMT (Mass Media or Theatre), Music (includes Dance).
6
Humanities (HU)*
3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: CMT (Communication), English, Linguistics. Philosophy, Women's and Gender Studies, World Languages and Cultures, (Note: No more than two foreign language courses may be used to fulfill this requirement.)
9

Behavioral/Social Sciences (SB)*

3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: African & African American Studies, Anthropology, Computer Science, Economics, Geography & Environmental Studies, History, Justice Studies, Latino & Latin American Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work

9

Natural Sciences (NS and NSL)**

3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study; one course must have a laboratory component (NSL): Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Physics (Note: If an FYE ANTH that counts as Natural Science is taken, only one Biology course may be used for Natural Science).

9

   
Engaged Learning Experiences  

Students must complete, at Northeastern, three courses designated as Engaged Learning Experiences courses. One of the Engaged Learning Experiences courses must be at the 300-level, and one Engaged Learning Experiences course must be designated as "Boundary Crossing".

 

Discipline Specific (ELE-DS)

These courses have pre-requisites that are specific courses within a program of study. Discipline Specific courses give students a deeper understanding of how knowledge is created and applied in their field.

 

Boundary Crossing (ELE-X)

These are courses that cross disciplinary boundaries and/or cross boundaries through engagements outside the classroom or University allowing students to see how knowledge gained in one field might inform other fields or other aspects of society.

 
   

Math/Quantitative Reasoning (MA)

1 Math course, that has intermediate Algebra as prerequisite OR is a course listed on the General Education Distributive Learning List of Approved Courses. Any 3 hour college level math course, beyond Intermediate Algebra, meets this requirement.

 
*

Majors in Fine Arts, Humanities or Social/Behavioral Sciences, may waive up to 6 credit hours of General Education requirements in the corresponding distribution area.

**

 Majors in Natural Sciences may waive up to 9 credit hours of General Education requirements in the Natural Sciences distribution area.

Students should also be aware of all other university requirements to obtain a degree - NEIU requirements

Major in Justice Studies for the Bachelor of Arts Degree

All Justice Studies majors take six required courses plus eighteen credit hours of electives. Please consult your advisor about the sequence of courses. All students must take a writing-in-the-discipline, “WIP” class. JUST-202 fulfills this requirement.

Required Courses
JUST-101Introduction To Social Justice3
JUST-202Writing Intensive Program:Justice And Inequality3
JUST-241Research Methods In Justice Studies3
JUST-301Theories Of Justice And Social Change3
Electives (six additional courses in Justice Studies)18
JUST-345Practicum In Justice Studies3
JUST-350Field Work Seminar6
Total Hours39


NOTE: A maximum of nine (9) transfer credit hours in Justice Studies-, Criminal Justice-, or Criminology-oriented courses can be transferred in from other colleges and/or universities toward the major, subject to the approval of a faculty advisor.  These courses will usually be counted as electives.  All electives in Justice Studies should be selected in consultation with a faculty advisor and chosen in an area of concentration related to the student's academic and career interests.

JUST-339 Tenant's Rights Clinic meets the University Core Curriculum requirements for Experiential Learning Experience (ELE) classes, and can be taken by all NEIU students, including Justice Studies majors. JUST-350 Field Work Seminar is another ELE class offered only to Justice Studies majors.

This sample curricular map is provided to guide you in the planning of your progression for this major.  This guide should not replace regular consultations with your program advisor. For specific recommendations of courses not identified, please consult your program advisor.

First Year
Term 1Hours
JUST-109First Year Experience: Justice In Chicago3
ENGL-101Writing I3
MATH Requirement Course3
General Education-Social Science3
General Education-Humanities3
 Term Hours15
Term 2
JUST-101Introduction To Social Justice3
JUST Elective3
General Education-Natural Science3
General Education-Social Science3
General Education-Fine Arts3
 Term Hours15
Second Year
Term 1
JUST-202Writing Intensive Program:Justice And Inequality3
JUST Elective3
General Education-Humanities3
General Education-Natural Science3
General Education-Fine Arts3
 Term Hours15
Term 2
JUST-241Research Methods In Justice Studies3
JUST Elective3
General Education-Natural Science3
General Education-Humanities3
Minor3
 Term Hours15
Third Year
Term 1
JUST-301Theories Of Justice And Social Change3
JUST Elective3
Minor Course3
General Education Course3
Elective3
 Term Hours15
Term 2
JUST Elective3
JUST Elective3
Minor3
Elective3
Elective3
 Term Hours15
Fourth Year
Term 1
JUST-345Practicum In Justice Studies3
Minor3
Elective3
Elective3
Elective3
 Term Hours15
Term 2
JUST-350Field Work Seminar6
Minor3
Elective3
Elective3
 Term Hours15
 Total Hours: 120