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Criminal Justice Track

The Criminal Justice Program prepares the student for entry-level work in the fields of law enforcement, corrections, court systems, loss safety and prevention, and other related occupations.

Graduates who complete an AAS Criminal Justice Degree may seek job opportunities on the federal, state, county, municipal levels of government, and private sectors of the criminal justice field.

61 - 64 Credit Hours

Required Courses

General Education

  • ENG 101 - Writing I (3.00 Credit Hours)
  • ENG 102 - Writing II (3.00 Credit Hours)

Choose one of the following Oral Communications courses (3.0 credit hours)

  • COM 181 - Basic Public Speaking (3.0 Credit Hours)
  • COM 252 - Introduction to Interpersonal Communication (3.0 Credit Hours)

Choose one of the following Quantitative Reasoning Courses (3.0 credit hours)

  • MAT 110 - Applied Mathematics
  • MAT 116 - Technical Mathematics
  • MAT 146 - Contemporary College Mathematics (3.0 Credit Hours)
  • MAT 150 - College Algebra (3.0 Credit Hours)
  • MAT 155 - Trigonometry (3 Credit Hours)
  • MAT 170 - Brief Calculus with Applications (3.0 Credit Hours)
  • STA 220 - Statistics (3.0 Credit Hours)

Choose one of the following Natural Sciences Courses (3.0 credit hours)

  • BIO 112 - Introduction to Biology (3.00 Credit Hours)
  • BIO 113 - Introduction to Biology Lab (1.00 Credit Hours)
  • BIO 137 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4.0 Credit Hours)
  • BIO 139 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4.0 Credit Hours)
  • CHE 120 - Chemistry in Society (3.00 Credit Hours)
  • PHY 171 - Applied Physics (4.0 Credit Hours)

Choose one of the following Heritage/Humanities Courses (3.0 credit hours)

  • HIS 101 - World Civilization I (3.0 Credit Hours)
  • HIS 108 - History of the US through 1865 (3.00 Credit Hours)
  • HIS 109 - History of the United States Since 1865 (3.00 Credit Hours)
  • ART 100 - Introduction to Art (3.0 Credit Hours)
  • MUS 100 - Introduction to Music (3.0 Credit Hours)
  • REL 130 - Introduction to Religion (3.0 Credit Hours)

Choose one of the following course

  • Computer Literacy OR General Education Elective

Technical Core Courses

  • CRJ 100 - Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • CRJ 202 - Issues and Ethics in Criminal Justice 
  • CRJ 204 - Criminal Investigations (Coming soon)
  • CRJ 216 - Criminal Law
  • CRJ 217 - Criminal Procedures
  • CRJ 295

Criminal Justice Track Courses

  • CRJ 102
  • CRJ 108
  • CRJ 110
  • CRJ 201
  • CRJ 203
  • CRJ 208
  • CRJ 210
  • CRJ 211
  • CRJ 215
  • CRJ 218
  • CRJ 219
  • CRJ 220
  • CRJ 222
  • CRJ 224
  • CRJ 225
  • CRJ 230
  • CRJ 231
  • CRJ 240
  • CRJ 245
  • CRJ 277 - Introduction to Criminology (Coming soon)
  • CRJ 279
  • CRJ 290
  • CRJ 299

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Notes

Criminal background checks are currently not required for the Criminal Justice AAS Program; however, students should understand that certain disqualifiers may hinder employment in the field of criminal justice. Such disqualifiers include, but are not limited to the following: criminal convictions, substance abuse, offensive social media activities, excessive traffic related offenses, and visible tattoos and body piercings. Students seeking employment in the criminal justice field or related field should research the requirements and disqualifiers of their desired areas or agencies of employment.