Criminal Justice

AA&S Degree – Concentration in Criminal Justice

This curriculum is designed for students interested in transferring to a four-year institution in degree programs such as criminal justice, law enforcement, security administration, homeland security, or forensic science. The listed sequence of courses provides guidance for students so that they can complete this program of study in ​the most efficient manner. This sequence assumes that students have met college academic placement and/or other program requirements. Students are strongly urged to contact a college advisor for assistance in developing their plan for enrolling in courses to meet the program of study.

**HUM 110, Graduation Portfolio Development, is a required course for all students in this program. This program is part of the Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security Career Cluster.

Criminal Justice: 64 Credit Hours
First Semester Courses Credit Hrs.
ENG101 Composition I 3
CJ 101 Survey of Criminal Justice 3
COM103 Speech Communication 3
PSY130 General Psychology 3
  Mathematics 3
    15
Second Semester Courses Credit Hrs.
CJ 102 Survey of Criminal Investigation 3
ENG102 Composition II 3
SOC100 Introduction to Sociology 3
  Lab Science 4
  Humanities & Fine Arts 3
    16
Third Semester Courses Credit Hrs.
CJ 201 Juvenile Justice 3
POL180 American Government 3
  Humanities & Fine Arts 3
  Non-Lab Science 3
  Mathematics 3
    15
Fourth Semester Courses Credit Hrs.
CJ 204 Criminal Law 3
CJ 290 Special Topics/ CJ Electives 5
HUM110 Degree Portfolio Development 1
SOC110 Contemporary Social Problems 3
  Humanities & Fine Arts 3
  Health Science 3
    18
Option two shown for Math and Science -- Complete two college-level math courses, one of which must have IAI approval, and two science courses, one a life and the other a physical science course, both must have IAI approval, one must be a lab course.
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For information about the Concentration in Criminal Justice call an advisor at (309) 647-4645.