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Criminal Justice Pathway

These represent sample pathways toward an Associate of Applied Science in or an Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice at NC State. CRMJ is designed for students immediately wishing to work upon graduation, while AACJ is designed for those seeking direct transfer toward a bachelor’s degree. Graduates of the Criminal Justice program may find employment with city, county, private and state agencies who are involved with the enforcement of laws, the investigation of criminal acts, corrections, probation, and parole.  positions are also available in the private industry where security and loss prevention are paramount. some graduates will continue to pursue a bachelor’s degree, which expands the employment market to include state and federal agencies. Where noted, these courses are guaranteed to transfer to any public Ohio college under the Ohio Transfer 36 (general education) and/or Transfer Assurance Guide. This is just a sample. There are numerous courses that could apply toward this pathway, and with noted prerequisite exceptions, they do not have to be taken in this order. For more information on these programs, go to the degrees page, opens in a new window.

Tier One Credit Pathway

Course: ENGL 1010 [See footnote 2]
Course Title: English Composition I
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: Yes
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: OT36- English Composition and Oral Communication
Course: STAT 1010 [See footnote 3]
Course Title: Probability and Statistics
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: Yes
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: OT36- Mathematics, Statistics, and Logic
Course: PSYC 1010
Course Title: Introduction to Psychology
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: No
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: TAG & OT36- Social and Behavioral Sciences
Course: COMM 1010
Course Title: Speech
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: No
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: TAG & OT36- English Composition and Oral Communication

Tier Two Credit Pathway

Course: PSYC 2050
Course Title: Abnormal Psychology
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: No
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: TAG & OT36- Social and Behavioral Sciences

Either HUMA 1010 or PHIL 1110:

Course: HUMA 1010
Course Title: Introduction to Humanities
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: No
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: OT36- Arts and Humanities
Course: PHIL 1110
Course Title: Ethics
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: No
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: OT36- Arts and Humanities

Either SOCY 1010 or SOCY 2010:

Course: SOCY 1010
Course Title: Introduction to Sociology
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: No
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: TAG & OT36- Social and Behavioral Sciences
Course: SOCY 2010
Course Title: Cultural Diversity and Racism
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: No
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: TAG & OT36- Social and Behavioral Sciences
1 Ohio Transfer 36 (OT36): Transferable general education courses regardless of major. Students should consult the state Transfer Module Grid for limits on credit hours by area that are guaranteed general education transfer.
2 Placement: proof of college readiness in English (ACT English >=18 or Accuplacer WritePlacer=>5) AND ACT Reading score >= 21 or Accuplacer Next-Generation Reading score >= 250). If these scores are not achieved, students have a secondary option of providing evidence of a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above in high school courses with a B or above in the 11th grade English class OR a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above in high school courses OR recommendations from high school English instructor AND counselor.
3 Placement: STAT 1010 requires proof of college readiness in math (ACT Math Score =>22 or Accuplacer Next-Generation Quantitative Reasoning score =>263). If these scores are not achieved, students have a secondary option of providing evidence of a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above in high school courses with a B or above in a higher-level mathematics class (Algebra II or above) OR recommendations from high school mathematics instructor AND counselor.
4 Prerequisite is a C- or above in ENGL 1010.