Criminal Justice - Associate in Criminal Justice

Common Core Requirements
Criminal Justice Degree Requirements
C J 101GIntroduction to Criminal Justice3
C J 205Criminal Law3
C J 210The American Law Enforcement System3
C J 230Introduction to Corrections3
C J 250Courts and the Criminal Justice System3
PHIL 100GPhilosophy, Law and Ethics3
or PHIL 201G Introduction to Philosophy
or PHIL 211G Informal Logic
Area I: English & Communications
ENGL 111GRhetoric and Composition4
COMM 253GPublic Speaking3
or COMM 265G Principles of Human Communication
Select one from the following:3
Business and Professional Communication3
Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences3
Technical and Scientific Communication3
Area II: Mathematics
MATH 121GCollege Algebra3
or STAT 251G Statistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences
Area III: Laboratory Science8
Select 2 from the 100-200 level Lab Sciences G courses.
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Science6
Select two from the 100-200 level Social/Behavioral Sciences G courses.
Area V: Humanities/Fine Art3
Select one from the 100-200 level Humanities/Fine Arts G courses
Second Language Requirements for Associate Degree8
1) Completion of a second language through the 112 level or 2) Completion of a second language through the 113 or 114 level for Heritage speakers or 3) Fulfilling one of the alternatives (see an advisor for specifics)
Degree Requirement
COLL 101College/Life Success1
Electives to bring total to 60 credits
Recommended Electives3
Fundamentals of Criminal Investigation3
Field Experience in Criminal Justice3
Applied Psychology3
Business and Professional Communication3
Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences
Technical and Scientific Communication
A grade of C- or better is required in all Criminal Justice courses, Second Language courses, and any courses filling the Common Core Requirements.
A maximum of 3-5 credit hours of applied coursework may be counted towards a C J degree. PL S (Paralegal Studies) courses can never replace or substitute for a Criminal Justice (C J) course but may be used as electives within the 3-5 credits applied course limit. Please contact an advisor.
Total Credits60
 

Additional classes may be needed based on placement test results and course prerequisites. Visit with an advisor for help with creating a customized plan.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
C J 101G Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
COLL 101 College/Life Success 1
COMM 253G
Public Speaking
or Principles of Human Communication
3
ENGL 111G Rhetoric and Composition 4
MATH 121G
College Algebra
or Mathematics Appreciation
or Statistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences
3
 Credits14
Spring
Social/Behavioral Science 100-200 G course 3
ENGL 203G
Business and Professional Communication
or Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences
or Technical and Scientific Communication
3
Laboratory Science 100-200 G Course 4
PHIL 101G
The Art of Wondering
or Introduction to Philosophy
3
C J 210 The American Law Enforcement System 3
 Credits16
Second Year
Fall
Foreign Language 1 4
C J 221
Fundamentals of Criminal Investigation 2
or Field Experience in Criminal Justice
or Applied Psychology
3
C J 205 Criminal Law 3
Laboratory Science 100-200 G Course 4
 Credits14
Spring
C J 230 Introduction to Corrections 3
Foreign Lanaguage 3 4
C J 250 Courts and the Criminal Justice System 3
Humanities and Fine Arts 100-200 G course 3
Social/Behavioral Science 100-200 G course 3
 Credits16
 Total Credits60
1

First of two consecutive levels.

2

Or any second English 200 level.

3

 Second of two consecutive levels.