2019-2020 Catalog

Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

Mission Statement

The mission of the Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice program is to prepare students for an entry level position in the criminal justice field or for continuing education.

Degree Requirements

Area I - Foundations Skills - 3 hours

FSL 101Foundations of Scholarship and Learning

3

FSL 101 is required for new and transferring freshmen with less than 24 hours. Students must earn a "C" or higher in FSL 101.

Area I - Rhetoric and Communication - 9 hours

ENG 101English Composition I

3

ENG 102English Composition II

3

BUA 251/ENG 251Business Communications

3

or

ENG 225Spoken Word and Public Performance

3

or

SPEE 220Fundamentals of Speech

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in ENG 101 and ENG 102.

Area I - Mathematics - 3-4 hours

Choose one from the following:
MATH 110Mathematics for the Liberal Arts

3

MATH 111College Algebra

3

MATH 119Precalculus

3

MATH 121Calculus I

4

Area I - Computer Literacy - 3 hours

CIS 170Intro to Microcomputer Applications

3

or

ED 190Introduction to Computers for Instruction

3

Area II - The Arts (choose one) - 3 hours

ART 191Enhancing Art Understanding

3

ENG 210Introduction to Film Studies

3

MU 129Music Listening

3

THR 100Introduction to Theatre

3

Area II - Literature in English (choose one) - 3 hours

ENG 215Introduction to Literature

3

ENG 216Topics in Literature

3

Area II - Social Science and Humanities - 6 hours

Choose one:
POLSC 223Introduction to American National Government & Politics

3

or

POLSC 224Introduction to American State and Local Government & Politics

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in POLSC 223 and POLSC 224.

AND Choose one of the following:
ANTH 210/SOC 210Cultural Anthropology

3

ECON 241Principles of Macroeconomics

3

or

ECON 242Principles of Microeconomics

3

GEOG 200World Regional Geography

3

PHIL 201Introduction to Philosophy

3

PSY 201General Psychology

3

or

PSY 211Psychology of Human Growth & Development

3

SOC 221Introduction to Sociology

3

or

SOC 223Social Problems

3

Area II - History - 6 hours

Choose one of two sequences:
HIS 191World Civilization to 1500

3

and

HIS 192World Civilization since 1500

3

or

HIS 201History of the United States I

3

and

HIS 202History of the United States II

3

Area II - The Natural Sciences - 7-8 hours

Choose two different science disciplines from any of the following:
ASTR 100Introduction to Astronomy

4

BIO 100Principles of Biology

4

or

BIO 111General Biology I

3

CHEM 103Fundamentals of Chemistry

3

and

CHEM 103LFundamentals of Chemistry Lab

1

or

CHEM 111General Chemistry I

3

and

CHEM 111LGeneral Chemistry I Lab

1

PS 100Physical Science

4

PHY 201College Physics I

4

or

PHY 210General Physics I

4

SCI 105Special Topics in Science

4

Criminal Justice Core Courses - 12 hours

Students must earn a "C" or higher in all Criminal Justice courses.
CRJ 111/SOC 111Introduction to Criminal Justice

3

CRJ 210Investigation

3

CRJ 222/SOC 222Corrections

3

AND Choose one course from the following electives:

CRJ CRJ Elective at the 100-200 level

3

PBADM 200Public Administration

3

POLSC 223Introduction to American National Government & Politics

3

POLSC 224Introduction to American State and Local Government & Politics

3

POLSC 223 and POLSC 224 may not be used for Criminal Justice electives if used in the GEC or chosen in the Criminal Justice Core. Students must earn a "C" or higher in Criminal Justice Core Courses.

General Electives - 3-8 hours

Students take electives as needed, in order to fulfill the minimum of 60 semester credit hours required for graduation.


Total required General Education Core (GEC) (40-45 hours)
Required Criminal Justice Core (12 hours)
Required General Electives (3-8 hours)

60 minimum hours required for graduation.