Criminal Justice

A.S. Degree - Transfer Program
75% or more of this program can be completed online.

This is the preferred program for students who are planning to pursue careers as a federal law enforcement agent, lawyer, probation officer, parole officer, public safety planner, legal researcher, or paralegal. Graduates who meet certain physical and moral standards may qualify for positions at the federal, state, county, and municipal levels.

The program provides the opportunity for preparation in the law process and science of criminal justice. This program includes an internship component.

(Housed in the Law and Criminal Justice Department)

Distribution RequirementsCredit Hours
FIRST SEMESTER: 16 Credit Hours
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
3
NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVES+++4
POS 120 American National Government OR
POS 207 Urban Political Process OR
POS 230 Civil Liberties-US
3
CRJ 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice3
CRJ 103 Constitutional Law and Rights of People3
Total16
SECOND SEMESTER: 17 Credit Hours
PSY 101 Introductory Psychology3
HUMANITIES ELECTIVE**3
LITERATURE ELECTIVE*3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology3
CRJ 104 Criminal Law3
CRJ 204 Juvenile Justice3
PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION2
Total17
THIRD SEMESTER: 19-20 Credit Hours
SOC 103 Criminology3
CRJ 105 Criminal Procedure Law3
CRIMINAL JUSTICE ELECTIVE+ OR
CRC 101 Practical Computer Literacy OR
CRC 125 Computer Applications Software
3-4
MTH 160 Statistics I***3
NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVES+++4
ELECTIVE3
Total19-20
FOURTH SEMESTER: 15-18 Credit Hours
SOC 203 Criminology3
ELECTIVE/MTH 104 Intermediate Algebra3-4
CRJ 211 Community Values and the Administration of Justice3
CRJ 121 Criminal Justice Education Internship I OR
CRJ 222 Criminal Justice Education Internship II
3-4
CRIMINAL JUSTICE ELECTIVE+3
Total15-18
TOTAL CREDITS67-70

* ENG 105 recommended
** SPC 141 or SPC 144 highly recommended
*** High School Regents Course III OR High School Regents Course II and MTH 104 OR one year high school math and MTH 098 and MTH 104 are prerequisites
+ CRJ 170, 171, 172, 201, 207, 208, 209, 217, LAW 101, 110; Probation and parole majors should take CRJ 170 and CRJ 171 or CRJ 217
++ PEJ 101 highly recommended for law enforcement, parole, or probation careers; PEC 148 recommended for others
+++Required two 4-credit hour lab sciences

NOTE TO STUDENTS: Students with a TRS 200 placement must successfully complete TRS 200 with a grade of C or better while taking LAW 101 and COS 133. Students with a TRS 105 placement must register for the CRJ Learning Community: CRJ 101, CRJ 103, TRS 105 and COS 101 if not previously completed.
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