Criminal Justice


Applied Science & Technology Division

This two-year program leads to an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Criminal Justice (64 hours), with specializations in either police science or corrections. The curriculum is designed to provide students with a general background in all areas of criminal justice and prepare them for positions in police science, private security or corrections. Graduates will be prepared for jobs in police and sheriff departments, private security firms, and correctional institutions. The curriculum provides those in the field with a means to upgrade job skills and enhance advancement potential.

Total Hours: 64

First Semester
Credit Hours
CRJS Elective - Criminal Justice 3.00
CRJS 1201 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3.00
CRJS 1202 Criminology 3.00
CSCI 1101 Introduction to Computers 3.00
ENGL 1101 Rhetoric and Composition I1 3.00
Second Semester
COMM 1101 Principles of Effective Speaking 3.00
CRJS Elective - Criminal Justice 3.00
CRJS 2208 Criminal Investigation 3.00
CRJS 2209 Criminal Law 3.00
HEA 1101 Health Education or HEA 1102 Basic First Aid 2.00
PSYC 2101 Introduction to Psychology 3.00
Third Semester
CRJS Elective - Criminal Justice 3.00
CRJS 2204 Criminal Justice Administration 3.00
CRJS 2205 Police Weapons/Defensive Tactics 3.00
POLI 1101 State & Local Government 3.00
PYED Elective - Physical Education 1.00
SOCI 1101 Introduction to Sociology 3.00
Fourth Semester
2202 Juvenile Justice 3.00
CRJS Elective - Criminal Justice 3.00
CRJS 2225 Crime Scene Investigation 4.00
MATH 1107 Contemporary College Mathematics 3.00
Elective 3.00
*Any CRJS course not required which is offered may be taken as an elective. Consult Advisor for elective choices to consider for transfer and other options.

1Prerequisite course(s) may be required based on results of COMPASS, ASSET, ACT or SAT scores.
NOTE: Reading course(s) may be required based on results of COMPASS or ASSET scores.