Degrees and Certificates

Criminal Justice (AA)

Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice Requirements

University Requirements: 8 hours/Grade of "C" or better    
MA 110 Exploring Mathematics OR  MA 116 College Algebra (3)
EN 101 Freshman Composition (3)
PE 198 Lifetime Wellness (2)

General Education Requirements: 15 hours/Grade of "D" or better           
A. Humanities: 6 hours selected from the general education curriculum to include two disciplines.
B. Natural Science: 3 hours selected from the general education curriculum  in an area other than mathematics.
C. Social Sciences: 6 hours selected from the general education curriculum  to include two disciplines.

Core Criminal Justice Associate Courses: 21 hours/Grade of "C" or better      
CJ 100 Crime and Justice in America (3)
CJ 110 Introduction to Law Enforcement (3)
CJ 120 Introduction to Corrections (3)
CJ 210 Criminal Law  OR LG 345 Criminal Law (3)
CJ 220 Criminal Justice Communications (3)
CJ 230 Principles of Investigation OR CJ 240 Law of Corrections (3)
CJ 270 Juvenile Justice (3)

Correlate Courses: 9 hours/Grade of "C" or better    
CJ 303 Diversity in American Culture OR AN/SO 207 Race and Ethnic Relations (3)
CJ 325 Applied Criminology OR SO 305 Criminology (3)
CJ 390 Ethics OR PH 106 Ethics in America (3)

Elective Criminal Justice Associate Courses: 12 hours from the following/Grade of "C" or better
CJ 130 Public & Private Security (3)
CJ 225 Jail Workshop (3)
CJ 260 Independent Study (1-3)
CJ 290 Special Topics (1-3)
CJ 305 Crime and Justice in Film (3)
CJ 310 Police Problems and Practices (3)
CJ 315 Drug Abuse and Criminality (3)
CJ 320 Correctional Treatment Strategies (3)
CJ 330 Judicial Process (3)
CJ 340 Crime Prevention (3)
CJ 345 Homicide Investigations (3)
CJ 350 Legal Issues in Security and Safety (3)
CJ 355 Women in Criminal Justice (3)
CJ 360 Independent Study (1-3)
CJ 365 Police and the Community (3)
CJ 370 Fire Investigation and Prevention (3)
CJ 375 Forensic Psychology and Criminal Profiling (3)
CJ 380 Terrorism (3)
CJ 390 Special Topics (1-3)
CJ 395 Seminar in Metropolitan Criminal Justice (Summer) (3)
CJ 400 Criminal Justice Research (3)
CJ 410 Criminal Procedure and Evidence (3)
CJ 415 Forensic Science in Criminal Justice (3)
CJ 420 Probation, Parole, and Community-Based Corrections (3)
CJ 425 White Collar Crime (3)
CJ 430 Criminal Policy and Issues (3)
CJ 440 Enforcement Administration (3)
CJ 445 Drug Enforcement Policies and Programs (3)
CJ 450 Security Administration and Management (3)
CJ 460 Correctional Administration (3)
CJ 465 Criminal Justice Planning (3)
CJ 475 The Police Experience (3)
CJ 495 The Correctional Experience (3)