Criminal Justice - Associate of Criminal Justice

Doña Ana Community College

2020-21 Catalog

NOTE: All courses listed under “General Education” and “Major Requirements” may be applied toward a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice at NMSU.  Students must earn a final grade of C- or better in ENGL 1110G Composition I, the Mathematics requirement(s), all Major requirements, and achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.0.

NOTE:  Students must earn a final grade of C- or better in all Criminal Justice (CJUS) courses and achieve a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.0.  A grade of C- or better is required in ENGL 1110G Composition I and designated Mathematics courses.

(60-61 credits)

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements and elective credits to total at least 60 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.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Area I: Communications
English Composition - Level 1
ENGL 1110GComposition I4
English Composition - Level 2
Choose one from the following:3
Professional & Technical Communication3
Writing in the Humanities and Social Science3
Oral Communication
COMM 1130GPublic Speaking3
or COMM 1115G Introduction to Communication
Area II: Mathematics 13-4
Area III/IV: Laboratory Science and Social/Behavioral Sciences 110
Introduction to Criminal Justice3
Area III: Laboratory Science 1
The courses below are recommended options for the second Area IV requirement. Any other Area IV courses are also acceptable.
Survey of Economics3
Introduction to Sociology
Area V: Humanities 13
One of the following courses is recommended:
Logic, Reasoning, & Critical Thinking3
Philosophy, Law, and Ethics3
Introduction to Ethics3
Philosophical Thought3
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 13
Select one course from Area VI - Creative/Fine Arts 1
General Education Elective
An additional Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences course is recommended 13
Major Requirements
CJUS 1110G is required for this degree and will count towards both General Education and Major Requirements
CJUS 1120Criminal Law 23
CJUS 2120Criminal Courts and Procedure 23
CJUS 2140Criminal Investigations 23
CJUS 2150Corrections System 23
CJUS 2220The American Law Enforcement System 23
Electives, to bring the total credits to 60 313
Total Credits60-61

(60-61 credits)

A Suggested Plan of Study

The contents of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and English. This is only a suggested plan of study for students, and is not intended as a contract.  Individual student academic plans may vary. Please contact your academic advisor to create a plan that works for you. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change. 

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 earn a final grade of C- or better in ENGL 1110G Composition I, the Mathematics requirement(s), all Major requirements, and achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.0.

NOTE: Students must earn a final grade of C- or better in all Criminal Justice (CJUS) courses and achieve a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.0.  A grade of C- or better is required in ENGL 1110G Composition I and designated Mathematics courses.

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements and elective credits to total at least 60 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.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
Area I: Communications - English Composition Level 1 4
Composition I  
Area II: Mathematics - Choose course in consultation with academic advisor. 3-4
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences 3
Introduction to Criminal Justice  
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts - Choose one course from NM General Education Area VI. A list of courses can be found in the NMSU/DACC Catalog. 3
 Credits13-14
Semester 2
Area I: Communications - English Composition Level 2 3
Professional & Technical Communication
or Writing in the Humanities and Social Science
 
Area I: Communications - Oral Communications 3
Introduction to Communication
or Public Speaking
 
Area III: Laboratory Sciences - Choose one course from NM General Education Area III. A list of courses can be found in the NMSU/DACC Catalog. 4
CJUS 1120 Criminal Law 3
Elective - Choose elective in consultation with academic advisor. If student desires a bachelor in CJUS degree, Spanish or another language is recommended to meet the NMSU 2nd year fluency in a foreign language requirement. Reaching this level of proficiency can require up to 14 credits of coursework depending on student's language placement. 3
 Credits16
Semester 3
Area III: Laboratory Sciences - Choose one course from NM General Education Area III. A list of courses can be found in the NMSU/DACC Catalog 4
Area V: Humanities - PHIL 1120G, PHIL 1145G, PHIL 2110G, or PHIL 2230G recommended; however, any NM General Education Area V course is acceptable. 3
CJUS 2140 Criminal Investigations 3
CJUS 2220 The American Law Enforcement System 3
Elective - Choose elective in consultation with academic advisor. If student desires a bachelor in CJUS degree, Spanish or another language is recommended to meet the NMSU 2nd year fluency in a foreign language requirement. Reaching this level of proficiency can require up to 14 credits of coursework depending on student's language placement. 3
 Credits16
Semester 4
General Education Elective - An additional Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences course is recommended. 3
CJUS 2120 Criminal Courts and Procedure 3
CJUS 2150 Corrections System 3
ECON 1110G
Survey of Economics
or Introduction to Sociology
3
Elective - Choose elective in consultation with academic advisor. If student desires a bachelor in CJUS degree, Spanish or another language is recommended to meet the NMSU 2nd year fluency in a foreign language requirement. Reaching this level of proficiency can require up to 14 credits of coursework depending on student's language placement. 3
 Credits15
 Total Credits60-61