Criminal Justice (A.S.)

 

This program provides a broad overview of the field of criminal justice and will prepare students for careers in this field. Program graduates may be employed as law enforcement officers, correctional officers, case workers, and court advocates.

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MAJOR REQUIREMENTS effective Fall 2011
GPA 2.0 required

Number Title Credits
CJS* 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CJS* 102
or
CJS*244
Introduction to Corrections
or
Community Based Corrections
3
CJS* 120 Police and the Community 3
+CJS* 201
or
+CJS* 202
Criminology
or
Juvenile Delinquency
3
+CJS* 211 Criminal Law I 3
+CJS* 213 Evidence & Criminal Procedure 3
+CJS* 290 Practicum in Criminal Justice  
or
        CJS* Elective
3
        CJS* Elective
1
Subtotal: 22

FOUNDATION REQUIREMENTS

Humanities:
Number Title Credits
+ENG* 101 Composition (*) 3
   * Minimum "C" grade required
+ENG* 103 Composition II 3
or
an ENG* course higher than 101 with Program Coordinator's permission
COM* 173 Public Speaking 3

Humanities Elective

Choose one course from:  ART*, CHI*, COM* 101, 121, 152, 171, 173, 204, ENG* (101 or above), FRE*, GRA*, HIS*, HUM*, MUS* 101, 103, PHL*, SPA*, SGN*, THR*

3

 

Fine Arts Elective:
Number Title Credits

Fine Arts Elective

Choose one course from:  ART*, COM* 166, DAN*, DGA* 111, 128,

ENG* 206, 207, 213, 263, 264, 281, 282, 285, 289, MUS*, THR*

3-4

 

Math:
Number Title Credits
+MAT* 123
Elementary Statistics  
or
+MAT* 137 - Intermediate Algebra or higher
3-4
Science:
Number Title Credits

Science Elective

Choose one course from:  AST*, BIO*, CHE*, EVS*, OCE* PHY*

(For transfer students a lab science is recommended)

3-4
Social and Behavioral Sciences :
Number Title Credits
POL* 111 American Government 3
or
POL* 112 State and Local Government  
PSY* Any course in psychology 3
SOC* 101 Principles of Sociology 3
SOC* 190 Self and Others: Dynamics of Diversity 3
Electives:
Directed Elective (requires written permission of Program Coordinator)
3
Open Elective
3-4
Minimum Total:
61

+ Prerequisite required

 

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