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Criminal Justice

Associate in Applied Science

This program is designed to provide education for students seeking careers in various areas of criminal justice and related human service fields to include but not be limited to careers in local, county, and state law enforcement (see, the courts, loss prevention and juvenile and adult corrections. Students who plan to follow careers in business, early childhood education, social work, paramedics and other related careers may also be interested in select courses in criminal justice.

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Program Information

People with criminal records may not be eligible for civil service positions, but may be able to work in private industry (eg., security or loss prevention).

Degree Information

  • Credit Hours: 62
  • Contact Hours: 62

Recommended Math Pathway: MATH-115

Writing Requirements: ENGL-101 or ENGL-103 and ENGL-102 or ENGL-104

Degree Pathway

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours Contact Hours
Year One
Fall
CRJU-161Introduction to Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice 33
CRJU-269Introduction to the Juvenile Justice System 33
ENGL-101
  or
ENGL-103
English Composition Ior
  or
Composition for Technical Fields I
3
  
3
3
  
3
MATH-115
  or
MATH-120
  or
MATH-130
Foundations of Mathematics IIor
  or
Intermediate Algebra
  or
College Algebra
4
  
4
  
4
4
  
4
  
4
Total 1313
Winter
CRJU-151
  or
CRJU-152
Introduction to Security Administration
  or
Principles of Loss Prevention
3
  
3
3
  
3
CRJU-162Administrative Concepts 33
CRJU-163
  or
CRJU-264
Patrol Adminstration Procedures
  or
Court Testimony and Documentation
3
  
3
3
  
3
ENGL-102
  or
ENGL-104
English Composition II
  or
Composition for Technical Fields II
3
  
3
3
  
3
PSCN-170Introduction to American Government 33
Total 1515
Spring / Summer
CORR-101
  or
GEOG-251
Introduction to Corrections
  or
Crime Mapping
3
  
3
3
  
3
PSCY-281General Psychology 33
Total 66
Year Two
Fall
CRJU-230Ethics & Leadership in Criminal Justice 33
CRJU-263Techniques of Criminal Investigation 33
CRJU-265Criminal Law and Procedure 33
PEAC-102Circuit Training for Wellness 22
SOCY-191Introduction to Sociology 33
Total 1414
Winter
CORR-102
  or
CORR-105
Client Relations in Corrections
  or
Correctional Institutions/Facilities
3
  
3
3
  
3
COMM-131Fundamentals of Public Speaking 33
ANTH-100
  or
CRJU-165
Hwy Traffic Adminstration
  or
Survey of Forensic Science
3
  
3
3
  
3
PEAC-106Physical Conditioning 22
SOCY-297Introduction to Criminology 33
Total 1414
Spring / Summer
SOCW-131Introduction to Social Work 33
HEAL-125Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) 11
Total 44
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November 22, 2016
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