Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement - 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.

(66 credits)

Core Requirements
Select 3 credits from the following:
College/Life Success3
The Freshman Year Experience 13
Area I: Communications courses 210
Area II: Mathematics/Algebra courses3
Area III: Laboratory Science courses8
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences courses 36-9
Area V: Humanities and Fine Arts courses 36-9
Major Requirements
C J 101GIntroduction to Criminal Justice 13
C J 205Criminal Law 13
C J 210The American Law Enforcement System 13
C J 221Fundamentals of Criminal Investigation 13
C J 230Introduction to Corrections 13
C J 250Courts and the Criminal Justice System 13
Approved electives 9
Total Credits66
1

Courses are identical to those offered at New Mexico State University Las Cruces (main) Campus.

2

One course must be ENGL 111G Rhetoric and Composition

3

Student must have an least nine credits in either Area IV or Area V.  NOTE: When selecting courses for each of the areas listed above, follow "The New Mexico General Education Common Core" guidelines.