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; 0086*
Course Title: Developmental Math Courses
: No
: No
Course Number: STAT 0086*
Course Title: Algebra for Probability & Statistics
: No
: No

FALL - Year One

Course Number: CRMJ1010 ^
Course Title: Introduction to Criminal Justice
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: COMM 1010
Course Title: Speech
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: ENGL1010^
Course Title: English Composition I
Prerequisites: ENGL0040 *
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: SOCY1010^
Course Title: Introduction to Sociology
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: PSYC1010^
Course Title: Introduction to Psychology
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: ^Milestone Course
: No
: No

SPRING - Year One

Course Number: ENGL1030^
Course Title: English Composition II
Prerequisites: ENGL 1010
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: STAT1010^
Course Title: Probability & Statistics
Prerequisites: MATH 0086 or STAT 0086 (m)*
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: SOCY 2010
Course Title: Cultural Diversity & Racism
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: HUMA 1010
Course Title: Introduction to Humanities
Prerequisites: ENGL 0040 *
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: CRMJ 1130
Course Title: Introduction to Corrections
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: ^Milestone Course
: No
: No

FALL - Year Two

Either BIOL 1230 or GEOL 1010:

Course Number: BIOL 1230
Course Title: Biology I with Lab
Prerequisites: BIOL1230-ENGL0040 & MATH 0074 *
Credits: 4
: No
: No
Course Number: GEOL 1010
Course Title: Physical Geology
Prerequisites: GEOL1010 - None
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
Prerequisites: None
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: ENGL 2050
Course Title: American Literature I
Prerequisites: ENGL 1030
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: CRMJ 2010
Course Title: Criminology
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: POLT 1010
Course Title: American National Government
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: ^Milestone Course
: No
: No

SPRING - Year Two

Either BIOL 1231 or GEOL 1030:

Course Number: BIOL 1231
Course Title: Biology II with Lab
Prerequisites: BIOL 1230
Credits: 4
: No
: No
Course Number: GEOL 1030
Course Title: Historical Geology
Prerequisites: NONE
Credits: 4
: No
: No

Either SPAN 1020 or ENGL 2070:

Course Number: SPAN 1020
Course Title: Intermediate Spanish
Prerequisites: SPAN 1010
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: ENGL 2070
Course Title: American Literature II
Prerequisites: ENGL 1030
Credits: 3
: 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
Course Number: CRMJ 1090
Course Title: Juvenile Delinquency
Credits: 4
: No
: No

Either PSYC 2050 or PSYC2170:

Course Number: PSYC 2050
Course Title: Abnormal Psychology
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: PSYC2170
Course Title: Forensic Psychology
Prerequisites: PSYC 1010
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: ^Milestone Course
: No
: No

c = Can be concurrent

m = Must be concurrent

*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.

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