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2017/2018 Catalog > Social Science-History

Associate in Applied Science degree in
Criminal Justice


Program Mission/Description:
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 currciulum.
Goals
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.
Learning Objectives
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.
 
Required Courses
First year - First semester:

Course Code:Course Name:Number of Credits:
ElectiveComputer Information Systems Elective3
CJU-130Introduction to Criminal Justice3
CJU-132Criminal Investigation3
ENG-101English Composition3
FYE-101First Year Experience1
Elective
or EMS-207
Health and Physical Ed Electives
or Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (C.P.R.)
1
SOC-101Principles of Sociology3
Total: 17
First year - Second semester:

Course Code:Course Name:Number of Credits:
CJU-139Survey of Drugs3
CJU-140Criminal Law3
CJU-141Delinquency and Juvenile Justice3
ENG-102
or SPE-125
Advanced Composition: Contemporary Issues
or Fundamentals of Speech
3
HIS-202American History Since 18653
ElectiveMathematics Elective3
Total: 18
Second year - First semester:

Course Code:Course Name:Number of Credits:
CJU-242Police Community Relations3
ElectiveCriminal Justice Elective3
ElectiveCriminal Justice Elective3
POS-101American Government3
PSY-103General Psychology3
Total: 15
Second year - Second semester:

Course Code:Course Name:Number of Credits:
ElectiveCriminal Justice Elective3
ElectiveCriminal Justice Elective3
Elective
Elective
Humanities Elective
or History Elective
3
Elective
Elective
Psychology Elective
or Sociology Elective
3
ElectiveScience Elective3
Total: 15
Total Credits for Degree: 65