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Criminal Justice
Associate of Applied Science (Two year program)

The criminal justice program provides an academic foundation designed to prepare students for entry level positions or transfer to a baccalaureate institution. Note: Some jobs in the Criminal Justice System require mandated training not within the scope of this academic curriculum.

This program provides the student the opportunity:

  • To demonstrate knowledge of the criminal justice system.
  • To demonstrate an understanding of crime in society.
  • To demonstrate the necessary competencies and skills to advance in the profession of criminal justice.

The graduate of this program is able to:

  • Identify and describe the purposes of the major components of the criminal justice system.
  • Describe principles, procedures and techniques involved in processing a case through the criminal justice system.
  • Explain the impact of crime on various components of society.
  • Describe and evaluate varied theories of crime and relate crime to other social issues.
  • Demonstrate the ability to think logically and creatively in solving problems characteristic of the criminal justice system.
  • Demonstrate interpersonal skills, ethical behavior and professional values.

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Required Courses / Recommended Sequence
FIRST YEAR - FIRST SEMESTER
Elective - Computer Information Systems Elective, 3 credits
CJU-130 - Introduction to Criminal Justice, 3 credits
CJU-132 - Criminal Investigation, 3 credits
ENG-101 - English Composition, 3 credits
FYE-101 - First Year Experience, 1 credits
Elective - Health and Physical Ed Electives, 1 credits
or EMS-207 - Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (C.P.R.), 1 credits
SOC-101 - Principles of Sociology, 3 credits
FIRST YEAR - SECOND SEMESTER
CJU-139 - Survey of Drugs, 3 credits
CJU-140 - Criminal Law, 3 credits
CJU-141 - Delinquency and Juvenile Justice, 3 credits
ENG-102 - Advanced Composition: Contemporary Issues, 3 credits
or SPE-125 - Fundamentals of Speech, 3 credits
HIS-202 - American History Since 1865, 3 credits
Elective - Mathematics Elective, 3 credits
SECOND YEAR - FIRST SEMESTER
CJU-242 - Police Community Relations, 3 credits
Elective - Criminal Justice Elective, 3 credits
Elective - Criminal Justice Elective, 3 credits
POS-101 - American Government, 3 credits
PSY-103 - General Psychology, 3 credits
SECOND YEAR - SECOND SEMESTER
Elective - Criminal Justice Elective, 3 credits
Elective - Criminal Justice Elective, 3 credits
Elective - Humanities Elective, 3 credits
or Elective - History Elective, 3 credits
Elective - Psychology Elective, 3 credits
or Elective - Sociology Elective, 3 credits
Elective - Science Elective (3 cr), 3 credits

Total Credits for Degree: 65

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