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|
|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|
|Behavioral Science Elective||3|
|Career Elective||CRJ275||3||All CRJ Core Courses or Instructor Permission|
*Note: Students are advised to take MAT181 to satisfy Area 4.
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.
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.