Criminal Justice: Police

A.A.S. Degree - Career Program
50% or more of this program can be completed online.

The Police option of the Criminal Justice program is designed to meet the needs of state, county and municipal law enforcement agencies, as well as those of selected federal departments. It emphasizes the skills, knowledge, and attitudes needed to be an effective professional law enforcement agent in a democratic society.

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

Graduates who meet certain physical and moral standards may qualify for positions at the federal, state, county, and municipal level. Graduates may also be required to pass a qualifying civil service exam for employment.


(Housed in the Law and Criminal Justice Department)

Distribution RequirementsCredit Hours
FIRST SEMESTER: 15 -16 Credit Hours
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
3
NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE3-4
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
Total15-16
SECOND SEMESTER: 17 Credit Hours
PSY 100 Psychology of Interpersonal Relationships OR
PSY 101 Introductory Psychology***
3
LITERATURE ELECTIVE*3
CRJ 104 Criminal Law 3
CRJ 201 Principles of Investigation OR
CRJ 209 Forensic Science I
3
CRJ 204 Juvenile Justice3
PEJ 101 PHYSICAL FITNESS I-CRIMINAL JUSTICE2
Total17
THIRD SEMESTER: 18-19 Credit Hours
MTH 130 Modern Business Mathematics+ (or higher)3
SOC 101 Introductory Sociology3
HUMANITIES ELECTIVE**3
CRJ 105 Criminal Procedure Law3
CRJ 121 Criminal Justice Education Internship I OR
CRJ 222 Criminal Justice Education Internship II
3-4
CRIMINAL JUSTICE ELECTIVE++ 3
Total18-19
FOURTH SEMESTER: 15-17 Credit Hours
SOC 203 Criminology3
CRJ 211 Community Values and the Administration of Justice3
CRIMINAL JUSTICE ELECTIVE++ OR
CRC 101 Practical Computer Literacy OR
CRC 125 Computer Applications Software
3-4
ELECTIVE OR
MTH 104 Intermediate Algebra
3-4
CRJ 207 Criminal Evidence3
Total15 -17
TOTAL CREDITS65-69

* ENG 105 recommended
** SPC 141 or SPC 144 highly recommended
*** PSY 101 highly recommended if student intends to transfer to a four-year college
+ MTH 160 highly recommended if student intends to transfer to a four-year college (note prerequisites)
++ CRJ 170, 171, 172, 201, 208, 209, 217, LAW 101, 110

NOTE TO STUDENTS: Students with a TRS 103 placement must successfully complete TRS 103 with a grade of C or better while taking LAW 101 and COS 101. 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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