Dec 05, 2021  
2021-2022 UMA Catalog 
    
2021-2022 UMA Catalog

Justice Studies, BS


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Delivery Area: Online

Bachelor’s Degree Requirements:


  • Minimum 121 Credit Hours
  • Writing Intensive Course
  • Minimum Cumulative G.P.A.: 2.00
  • 30 Credit Hours of Residency Courses
  • 9 Credits of Upper-Level Major Residency Courses
  • Minimum G.P.A. in the Major: 2.50

Complete one of the following pathways/concentrations:


Pre-Law Advising Notes:

Suggestions for Students seeking the Paralegal Studies Certificate

Students seeking the Paralegal Studies Certificate are required to take the following courses in addition to the mandatory courses in the Pre-Law Concentration in order to gain their Certificate:

Suggestions for Students seeking the Mediation Certificate

Students seeking the Mediation Certificate are required to take the following courses in addition to the mandatory courses in the Pre-Law Concentration in order to gain their Certificate:

Other Program Requirements (9-11 Credit Hours):


Remaining General Education Requirements (25 Credit Hours):


This section is waived for those who hold a prior bachelors degree from a regionally accredited institution.

  • 3 CR
  • Complete any 100-level Communications course 3 CR 
  • Complete any 100-level Mathematics course 3 CR
  • Complete any 100-level Laboratory Science course 4 CR Biology preferred

Complete one of the following Computer Information Systems courses (3):


Complete one of the following Fine Arts electives (3):


Complete two of the following Humanities electives (6):


Complete two of the following Social Science electives (6):


  • ANT 1xx any 100-level Anthropology course
  • ECO 1xx any 100-level Economics course
  • 3 CR
  • 3 CR
  • JUS 1xx any 100-level Justice Studies course
  • POS 1xx any 100-level Political Science course
  • PSY 1xx any 100-level Psychology course
  • SOC 1xx any 100-level Sociology course
  • SSC 1xx any 100-level Social Science course

General Electives (34-42 Credit Hours):


  • No Concentration: Complete 37-39 credits of any 100-level or higher general electives to reach the required 121 credit hour requirements. These credits may be taken through additional JUS classes or through classes outside of Justice Studies. 
  • Criminal Justice Concentration: Complete 40-42 credits of any 100-level or higher general electives to reach the required 121 credit hour requirements. These credits may be taken through additional JUS classes or through classes outside of Justice Studies.
  • Pre-Law Concentration: Complete 34-36 credits of any 100-level or higher general electives to reach the required 121 credit hour requirements. These credits may be taken through additional JUS classes or through classes outside of Justice Studies.

General Education:


It is the intention of the University of Maine at Augusta that every degree graduate will be prepared to function in our society as an effective and informed citizen.  To this end, the faculty has designed a set of minimum expectations that students are expected to satisfy.  The aspirations are defined by core skills, competencies, and abilities as well as knowledge based learning experiences that are the grounds for the General Education Requirements.  To learn more, visit  www.uma.edu/academics/general-education/

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