Students who major in criminal justice and restorative justice will take classes that provide a foundation in criminal justice practices with a focus on restorative justice; identifying, analyzing and addressing personal, institutional and societal forms of violence and ways to seek justice and reconciliation.
You’ll take courses such as Transforming Conflict and Violence, Dynamics/Theology of Reconciliation, Intro to Political Science, and Mediation: Process, Skills and Theory, as well as seminar courses.
The Goshen Core (sometimes called general education at other schools) requirements apply to all students, regardless of major. The Goshen Core encompasses a variety of courses outside of what students take as a part of their major. A bachelor’s degree at Goshen consists of 120 credit hours; for most students, the Goshen Core curriculum is 38-40 credit hours of coursework.
The Goshen Core curriculum includes three major components:
- The First Year Experience Thread, which develops students’ fundamental academic skills
- The Intercultural Thread, which prepares students for the increasingly global world of the 21st century
- The Perspectives Courses Thread, an interdisciplinary thread that helps students see how knowledge is created and revised in multiple areas of study