Criminal Justice - Associate of Criminal Justice
NOTE: All courses listed under “Core Requirements” and “Major Requirements” may be applied toward a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice at NMSU. Students must receive a final grade of C- or better in English 111G, the Mathematics requirement(s), all Major requirements, and achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.0.
Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements and elective credits to total at least 60-61 credits. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.
|Area I: Communications|
|English Composition - Level 1|
|ENGL 111G||Rhetoric and Composition||4|
|English Composition - Level 2|
|Choose one from the following:||3|
|Business and Professional Communication||3|
|Technical and Scientific Communication||3|
|Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences||3|
|COMM 253G||Public Speaking||3|
|or COMM 265G||Principles of Human Communication|
|Area II: Mathematics 1||3-4|
|Area III/IV: Laboratory Science and Social/Behavioral Sciences 1||10|
Area III: Laboratory Science (4 credits) 1
|Introduction to Criminal Justice (Major Requirement) 2||3|
The courses below are recommended options for the second Area IV requirement. Any other Area IV courses are also acceptable.
|Introduction to Economics||3|
|Area V: Humanities 1||3|
One of the following courses is recommended:
|Philosophy, Law and Ethics||3|
|Introduction to Philosophy||3|
|Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 1||3|
|General Education Elective|
|An additional Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences course is recommended 1||3|
|C J 101G is required for this degree and will count towards both General Education and Major Requirements|
|C J 205||Criminal Law 2||3|
|C J 210||The American Law Enforcement System 2||3|
|C J 221||Fundamentals of Criminal Investigation 2||3|
|C J 230||Introduction to Corrections 2||3|
|C J 250||Courts and the Criminal Justice System 2||3|
|Electives, to bring the total credits to 60 3||13|
See the General Education section of the catalog for a full list of courses
Courses are identical to those offered at New Mexico State University Las Cruces (main) Campus.
Electives should be selected in consultation with an academic advisor, the NMSU Catalog and the bachelor's degree requirements to ensure course transfer. Second language courses are recommended if they are required by the intended bachelor's degree.