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KEY

GE-NS = General Education Requirement in Natural Science
GE-SS = General Education Requirement in Social Science
GE-H = General Education Requirement in Humanities
GE-FA = General Education Requirement in Fine Arts
GE-HI = General Education with High Impact Practices included--take in last 2 years
JUST with number = Required course for the Major
JUST ELE = Required elective course for the Major
MIN = Minors are often 18 credits--great if you can fit one in.  Consult your advisor
ELECTIVE = Your choice! 

 My goal is to complete my B.A. in 4 years:

Year 1

Fall Spring Summer
JUST 109* JUST 101  
ENG101 JUST ELE #1  
MATH** GE-NS  
GE-SS GE-SS  
GE-H GE-FA  

Year 2

Fall Spring Summer
JUST 202 JUST 241  
JUST ELE #2 JUST ELE #3  
GE-H GE-NS  
GE-NS GE-H  
GE-FA MIN  

Year 3

Fall Spring Summer
JUST 301 JUST ELE #5  
JUST ELE #4 JUST ELE #6  
MIN MIN  
GE-HI MIN  
ELECTIVE GE-HI  

Year 4

Fall Spring Summer
JUST 345 JUST 350  
MIN
ELECTIVE MIN  
ELECTIVE ELECTIVE  
ELECTIVE ELECTIVE  

*JUST 109 is a First Year Experience (FYI) course, which is recommended for all incoming Freshmen.
**Take the Math Placement Test as soon as possible to find out which Math class to take.  Discuss the results with your advisor.

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My goal is to balance full-time college with other significant commitments (i.e. work, family, etc.):

Year 1

Fall Spring Summer
JUST109 JUST101 GE-H
ENG101 JUST ELE #1 GE-FA
MATH* GE-NS  
GE-SS GE-SS  

Year 2

Fall Spring Summer
JUST 202 JUST 241 GE-FA
JUST ELE #2 JUST ELE #3 GE-H
GE-H GE-NS  
GE-NS MIN  

Year 3

Fall Spring Summer
JUST 301 JUST ELE #5 ELECTIVE
JUST ELE #4 JUST ELE #6 GE-HI
MIN MIN  
GE-HI MIN  

Year 4

Fall Spring Summer
JUST 345 JUST 350 ELECTIVE
MIN ELECTIVE
ELECTIVE MIN  
ELECTIVE ELECTIVE  

*Take the Math Placement Test as soon as possible to find out which Math class to take.  Discuss the results with your advisor. 

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I have transferred to Northeastern with Associate's degree, and need only 57 credits to earn my B.A.:

Year 1

Fall Spring Summer
JUST 101 JUST 202 JUST 301
JUST ELE #1 JUST 241  
JUST ELE #2 JUST ELE #3  
ELECTIVE ELECTIVE  

Year 2

Fall Spring Summer
JUST ELE #4 JUST 345 JUST 350
JUST ELE #5 JUST ELE #6
ELECTIVE ELECTIVE  
ELECTIVE    

Northeastern accepts up to nine (9) Criminal Justice or Justice Studies transfer credits.  With this 9-credit transfer, only three (3) JUST electives are needed.  In that case, consider completing a minor.  Discuss your options with your advisor.

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I will be attending Northeastern half-time:

If you take 2 classes each semester (i.e., 6 credits), it will take you 20 semester to complete the Justice Studies B.A. program.  If you attend in the summer, you can graduate in 5 years.

Year 1

Fall Spring Summer
JUST 101 JUST ELE #1 GE-NS
ENG 101 MATH* GE-SS

Year 2

Fall Spring Summer
GE-SS JUST 202 GE-H
GE-NS GE-NS GE-FA

Year 3

Fall Spring Summer
JUST 241 JUST ELE #2 GE-H
GE-H GE-FA ELECTIVE

Year 4

Fall Spring Summer
MIN JUST ELE #3 MIN
GE-HI MIN ELECTIVE

Year 5

Fall Spring Summer
JUST 301 JUST ELE #4 JUST ELE #5
GH-HI MIN ELECTIVE

Year 6

Fall Spring Summer
JUST ELE #6 JUST 345 JUST 350
MIN MIN
  ELECTIVE  

*Take the Math Placement Test as soon as possible to find out which Math class to take.  Discuss the results with your advisor. 

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