Students interested in Criminal Justice as a career will elect this two-year collegiate program.
It is designed for those students planning to transfer to a four-year program in Criminal Justice. The program suggested below is intended to develop professional Criminal Justice skills and knowledge along with a basic academic background. Students pursuing this program on a part-time basis should consult an academic advisor for an appropriate sequence.
- COMM 154 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3 Credits)
- CRIM 150 The Criminal Justice System (3 Credits)
- CRIM 151 Police Organization and Administration (3 Credits)
- CRIM 152 Introduction to Law Enforcement (3 Credits)
- CRIM 155 Introduction to Corrections (3 Credits)
- CRIM 236 Criminology (3 Credits)
- CRIM 254 Constitutional Law and Rules of Evidence (3 Credits)
- CRIM 255 Criminal Law and Procedures (3 Credits)
- ENGL 151 English I (3 Credits)
- ENGL 152 English II (3 Credits)
- POLI 185 Principles of Public Administration (3 Credits)
- PSYC 172 General Psychology (3 Credits)
- SCIE 105 Forensic Science (4 Credits)
- SOCI 181 Introduction to Sociology (3 Credits)
1 of the following 2 Criminal Justice courses is required:
1 of the following 2 Political Science courses is required:
- POLI 161 American Federal Government (3 Credits)
- POLI 162 American State and Local Government (3 Credits)
1 of the following 2 Social Science courses is required:
- Humanities Gen Ed (3 Credits): Courses satisfying this requirement must be taken from the list of Approved General Education Humanities Courses (course type: GHUM).
- Mathematics Gen Ed (3 Credits): Courses satisfying this requirement must be taken from the list of Approved General Education Mathematics courses (course type: GMAT). MATH 156 is preferred.
- Technological Competency/Information Literacy (3 Credits): Courses satisfying this requirement must be taken from the list of Approved General Education Technological Competency or Information Literacy (GTEC) courses. OR Students may attempt to “test out” of the technology requirement. If successful, student must take an additional course(s) in math, science or technology from the List of Approved General Education courses to meet the required 64 credit total.
- Electives (to meet the required 64 Credits): 3 credits Developmental courses may not be used to satisfy this requirement.
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CAREERS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE
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