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ONLINE ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Program Description

 

An online Associate of Science in Criminal Justice is a unique way to master the concepts of the legal system, law enforcement, evidence handling, and crime scene investigation. The field of Criminal Justice centers on the control of criminal behavior in the maintenance of public order. The program covers such skills as the secure management, safe keeping, and control of suspects and inmates, which must be performed in a humane manner in compliance with the constitutional standards. The Associate degree prepares students to think critically about issues such as criminology, administration, criminal investigation, evidence, and procedures.

Students who earn an Associate of Science in Criminal Justice typically pursue these careers:

  • Police Patrol Officer
  • Deputy Sheriff
  • Transit Police
  • Dispatchers

 

Program Objectives

This degree is designed to provide students a framework in basic criminal justice concepts and skills. Upon successful completion of the program, students will have acquired the knowledge and skills needed to:

Explain the scientific study of crime, criminals, the law-making process, the criminal justice system, and the treatment of offenders.

Utilize critical thinking, analytical, and interpersonal skills applicable to real-world problems.

Implement solutions for law enforcement, criminal investigation, and the management and administration of criminal justice related activities.

Apply to enroll in a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Legal Studies, or other related degree program.

Apply now or contact Admissions at 213-252-5100 or admissions@alu.edu.

 

Program Plan for Associate of Science in Criminal Justice

SemesterCourse #Course NameCredit HoursPrereq.Core/ MajorGeneral EducationReq. CJ Elective
1ORT100Orientation0000
CJS105Technology in Criminal Justice3300
CJS110Introduction to Criminal Justice3300
CJS120Introduction to Law Enforcement3300
ENG160English Composition I3030
OpenElective3003
Semester Credit Hours15933
2CJS100Ethics in Law Enforcement3CJS120300
CJS130Introduction to Justice Admin.3300
CJS140Introduction to Criminology3CJS110300
MAT130Concepts of Fundamental Math3030
OpenElective3003
Semester Credit Hours15933
3CJS200Criminal Law3CJS110300
CJS225Criminal Investigations I3CJS110300
SBS105Introduction to Psychology3030
COM202Effective Prof. Communications3030
OpenElective3003
Semester Credit Hours15663
4CJS223Criminal Procedure3CJS200300
HUM155American History I3030
NPSElective3030
OpenElective3003
OpenElective3003
Semester Credit Hours15366
Total Semester Hrs Required60271815

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