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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 2023-2024 Catalog. For other catalogs, please see Catalogs

Minimum of 61 Credit Hours

General Education Core (31 credit hours)
Area I. Communications (9 credit hours)
COMM1130 Public Speaking 3
COMM2120 Interpersonal Communication 3
ENGL1110 Composition I 3
ENGL1120 Composition II 3
Area II. Mathematics (3 credit hours)
MATH1220 College Algebra 4
MATH1350 Introduction to Statistics 3
Area III. Laboratory Science (4 credit hours)
Area IV. Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 credit hours)
PSYC1110 Introduction to Psychology 3
SOCI1110 Introduction to Sociology 3
Area V. Humanities (3 credit hours)
Area VI. Creative and Fine Arts (3 credit hours)
Area VII. Flex Electives (3 credit hours)
BCIS1110 Intro to Information Systems 3
SPAN1110 Spanish I 3
– OR – choose one additional elective from General Education Areas I-VI

Concentration Requirements (24 credit hours)
CJUS1110 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CJUS1120 Criminal Law 3
CJUS2110 Professional Responsibility inCriminal Justice 3
CJUS2120 Criminal Courts and Procedure 3
CJUS2130 Police and Society 3
CJUS2140 Criminal Investigations 3
CJUS2150 Corrections System 3
PSYC2210 Abnormal Psychology 3

Approved Electives (6 credit hours)
CJUS1140 Juvenile Justice 3
CJUS1143 Report Writing 3
CJUS2153 Community-Based Corrections 3
CJUS2160 Field Experience inCriminal Justice 3