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Criminal Justice - AA

This program is an interdisciplinary course of study in the areas of law enforcement, substantive law, court structure and process, and corrections as integral components of the criminal justice system. An emphasis is placed on the historical, psychological, sociological, and political aspects within criminal justice. To enhance the written communication and report writing skills of the student, the concept of writing-across-the-curriculum is utilized.

Degree Requirements

The follow degree requirements are for the 2015-2018 Catalog. For other catalogs, please see Catalogs

Minimum of 63 Credit Hours

General Education Core (33 credit hours)
Area I. Communications (9 credit hours)
ENG111 Freshman Composition I 3
ENG115 Freshman Composition II 3
SPCH111 Public Speaking 3
Area II. Mathematics (4 credit hours)
MATH180 College Algebra 4
Area III. Laboratory Science (8 credit hours)
CHEM111 General Chemistry I 4
CHEM112 General Chemistry II 4
BIO111 General Biology II 4
BIO201 Medical Microbiology 4
BIO217 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIO110 General Biology I 4
BIO218 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
BIO105 Biology for Non-Majors 4
CHEM105 Introduction to Chemistry 4
ENVS102 Environmental Science 4
GEOL101 Survey of Earth Science 4
GEOL202 Earth History 4
PHYS111 Introduction to Physics 4
PHYS115 General Physics I 4
PHYS116 General Physics II 4
PHYS161 Calculus Physics I 4
PHYS162 Calculus Physics II 4
Area IV. Social and Behavioral Sciences (9 credit hours)
ANTH103 Introduction to Anthropology 3
ANTH221 Cultures of the World 3
ECON208 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON209 Principles of Microeconomics 3
POLS151 American National Government 3
POLS167 State and Local Government 3
PSYC101 Introduction to Psychology 3
Required Course (3 credit hours)
SOC101 Introduction to Sociology 3
Area V. Humanities and Fine Arts (3 credit hours)
ART110 Introduction to Art 3
HIST220 History of New Mexico 3
HIST101 Western Civilization to 1500 3
HIST102 Western Civilization from 1500 3
HIST161 American History to 1865 3
ART210 Art History 3
HIST162 American History from 1865 3
MUS108 Music Appreciation 3
MUS208 Music History 3
PHIL101 Introduction to Philosophy 3
THEO222 History of Christianity 3
THEO232 World Religions 3
THTR110 Introduction to Theater 3
Any 100 or 200 level literature course is accepted.

Program Requirements (27 credit hours)
CJ111 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CJ121 Introduction to Corrections 3
CJ131 Introduction to Law Enforcement 3
CJ200 Professional Ethics 3
CJ201 Criminal Law 3
CJ215 Juvenile Justice System 3
CJ225 Criminal Procedure 3
CJ231 Criminal Investigation 3
CJ233 Report Writing & Documentation 3

Approved Electives (3 credit hours)
CSA150 Computer Fundamentals 3
CJ205 Probation, Parole & Cmnty Crctns 3
CJ210 Deviant Behavior 3
CJ298 Criminal Justice Internship 3
SPAN101 Beginning Spanish I 3