Associate of Arts: Criminal Justice Focus

This program is the first important step in gaining college-level knowledge in the field of Criminal Justice. There is a strong emphasis on strengthening the student’s oral and written communication skills, as well as critical thinking and problem-solving.

Total Semester Hours: 62-64

Preparatory Courses

Course Number: FYEX 0070*
Course Title: College and Career Success
: No
: No
Course Number: ENGL 0040*
Course Title: Integrated Reading and Writing
: No
: No
Course Number: MATH 0072; 0073; 0074; STAT 0086*
Course Title: Developmental Math Courses
: No
: No

FALL - Year One

Course Number: COMM 1010
Course Title: Speech
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: CRMJ1010 ^
Course Title: Introduction to Criminal Justice
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: ENGL 1010^
Course Title: English Composition I
Prerequisites: ENGL0040 *
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: PSYC 1010^
Course Title: Introduction to Psychology
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: SOCY 1010^
Course Title: Introduction to Sociology
Credits: 3
: No
: No

SPRING - Year One

Course Number: CRMJ 1130
Course Title: Introduction to Corrections
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: ENGL 1030^
Course Title: English Composition II
Prerequisites: ENGL1010
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: HUMA 1010
Course Title: Introduction to Humanities
Prerequisites: ENGL0040 *
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: SOCY 2010
Course Title: Cultural Diversity & Racism
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: STAT 1010^
Course Title: Probability & Statistics
Prerequisites: MATH0084* or STAT0086* (m)
Credits: 3
: No
: No

FALL - Year Two

Course Number: CRMJ 2010
Course Title: Criminology
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: POLT 1010
Course Title: American National Government
Credits: 3
: No
: No

Either BIOL 1230 or GEOL 1010:

Course Number: BIOL 1230
Course Title: Biology I
Prerequisites: ENGL0040*, MATH0084*
Credits: 4
: No
: No
Course Number: GEOL 1010
Course Title: Physical Geology
Credits: 4
: No
: No

Either HIST 1010 or HIST 1050 :

Course Number: HIST 1010
Course Title: American History I
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: HIST 1050
Course Title: Western Civilization I
Credits: 3
: No
: No

Either SPAN 1010 or ENGL 2050 :

Course Number: SPAN 1010
Course Title: Beginning Spanish
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: ENGL 2050
Course Title: American Literature I
Prerequisites: ENGL1030
Credits: 3
: No
: No

SPRING - Year Two

Course Number: CRMJ 1090
Course Title: Juvenile Delinquency
Credits: 4
: No
: No

Either BIOL 1231 or GEOL 1030:

Course Number: BIOL 1231
Course Title: Biology II
Prerequisites: BIOL1230
Credits: 4
: No
: No
Course Number: GEOL 1030
Course Title: Historical Geology
Credits: 4
: No
: No

Either HIST 1030 or HIST 1070:

Course Number: HIST 1030
Course Title: American History II
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: HIST 1070
Course Title: Western Civilization II
Credits: 3
: No
: No

Either PSYC 2050 or PSYC 2170:

Course Number: PSYC 2050
Course Title: Abnormal Psychology
Prerequisites: PSYC1010
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: PSYC 2170
Course Title: Forensic Psychology
Prerequisites: PSYC1010
Credits: 3
: No
: No

Either SPAN 1020 or ENGL 2070:

Course Number: SPAN 1020
Course Title: Intermediate Spanish
Prerequisites: SPAN1010
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: ENGL 2070
Course Title: American Literature II
Prerequisites: ENGL1030
Credits: 3
: No
: No

c = Can be concurrent

m = Must be concurrent

^ Milestone Courses

*All incoming students will be required to provide ACT scores or take a placement test. Based on their scores, students will be placed in appropriate English and mathematics courses. Successful completion of developmental English and mathematics prerequisites require a grade of C- or above in the course. Developmental English and mathematics course prerequisites can also be attained through Placement Testing. See the Standardized Testing Cutoff Scores (PDF) for specific tests and test scores.

The College strongly recommends that students be covered by hospitalization insurance, which can be purchased through a private carrier. To obtain a brochure regarding insurance, contact the Student Success Center in Rm. 103, Byron Kee Center for Student Success, call toll free 888-755-4899 ext. 4761, or call locally 419-755-4761.