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Associate of Science in

Criminal Justice Degree

Program Description

Associate of Science in Criminal Justice

The Associate degree in Criminal Justice is a unique way to master the concepts of the legal system, law enforcement, evidence handling, and crime scene investigation and prepares students to think critically about issues such as criminology, administration, criminal investigation, evidence, and procedures. 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.

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The Associate of Science in Criminal Justice degree is designed to produce graduates who are able 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.

Program Plan for Associate of Science in Criminal Justice

COURSE #NAMECREDIT HOURS
CJS 105Technology in Criminal Justice3
CJS 100Ethics in Law Enforcement3
CJS 110Introduction to Criminal Justice3
CJS 120Introduction to Law Enforcement3
CJS 130Intro to Justice Admin3
CJS 140Intro to Criminology3
CJS 200Criminal Law3
CJS 223Criminal Procedure3
CJS 225Criminal Investigations I3
CJS 345Corrections3
 CORE CREDIT HOURS30
COURSE #NAMECREDIT HOURS
COM 202Effective Professional Communications3
ENG 160English Composition I3
ENG 170English Composition II3
MAT 140College Algebra3
HIST 160American History I3
PSY 110Introduction to Psychology3
 GENERAL ED CREDIT HOURS18
Students select from FOUR (4) elective courses to complete this category.
COURSE  NAME CREDIT HOURS
CJS 245 Community Policing 3
CJS 295 Police Patrol 3
CJS 310 Police Management 3
CJS 315 Supervision of Police 3
CJS 335 Crime Scene Investigation 3
CJS 340 Fingerprinting 3
CJS 350 Homicide Investigations I 3
CJS 355 Drug Enforcement 3
CJS 360 Investigations of Terrorism 3
CJS 370 Patrol Procedures 3
CJS 380 Computer Crime 3
CJS 385 Traffic Law and Accident Investigation 3
CJS 397 First Responders 3
  ELECTIVE TOTAL 12
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