Criminal Justice Transfer Option

Associate in Science -  Criminal Justice and Public Safety Department

Course Title Course Number Semester Taken Credits Prerequisites
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES
College Writing I ENG111 3 ENG095
College Writing II ENG112 3 ENG111
Principles of Sociology SOC101 satisfies Area 2 3 ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
World View Area 3 satisfied by program
Quantitative Thought From Area 4 - see note* 3
Science & Technology or CRJ 523 (CJ majors only) From Area 5 4 ENG095, a grade of C or better in MAT093 RDG095 or placement
Humanities From Area 6 3 ENG095, MAT093
CONCENTRATION COURSES
Principles of Psychology PSY101 3 ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
Criminology SOC207 3 PSY101 or SOC101
Introduction to Criminal Justice CRJ101 3 ENG095 and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
Criminal Law CRJ103 3 ENG095 and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
Introduction to Corrections CRJ107 3 ENG095 and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
Criminal Procedure CRJ211 3 ENG 111, CRJ 101, CR 103 or Instructor permission
Policing CRJ220 3 ENG 111, CRJ 101, CR 103 or Instructor permission
Lab Science Elective 3 or 4
Humanities Elective 3
Humanities Elective 3
Behavioral Science Elective 3
Career Elective 3
Career Elective 3
Career Elective CRJ275 3 All CRJ Core Courses or Instructor Permission
Total Credits 61-62
Last Modified Date: April 21, 2017

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*Note: Students are advised to take MAT181 to satisfy Area 4.

Program Overview

The Criminal Justice Program provides academically rigorous education to prepare students for careers in security, law enforcement, and corrections. Preparation is also provided for transfer to four-year programs and opportunities for professional development for those already employed in areas that are important in the Criminal Justice field.

In addition to specific content knowledge, students develop critical thinking, technological, cross-cultural and gender competencies, and ethical understanding and communication skills.

Career Outlook

Graduates of this program qualify for entry-level positions in security, law enforcement, and corrections in local, state, and some federal law enforcement agencies.

Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:

  • Meet specific competencies in the following areas: ethics and professional responsibility; applying theory to policy and procedure; community involvement; constitutional issues; correctional institutions and processes; crime, justice and society; criminal justice administration; criminal law; forensics; innovations in police policy and management; issues of race, class, and gender; and researching criminal justice issues. 
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Use a computer to access data and information.