Criminal Justice (Transfer) (CRT)

A balance of general, liberal arts, and technical courses is offered to those students who intend to enter the field of criminal justice for the first time as well as those currently employed in the field. This program is designed primarily for those students who anticipate transferring to a four-year institution to pursue the baccalaureate degree. It also is recommended to those students interested in pre-law studies. This program leads to rewarding careers in law enforcement, corrections, probation, parole, rehabilitation, industrial security, and numerous other positions in related areas at the municipal, state, and federal levels.

NOTE: Students pursuing careers in criminal justice or related fields should be aware that certain aspects of health and/or character may be conditional to employment.

The Associate in Science (A.S.) degree is awarded upon completion of the requirements for this program.

Students who successfully complete the Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in Criminal Justice – Transfer (CRT) will be able to:

  • Identify the various components of the Criminal Justice System including police courts and corrections;

  • Describe the Criminal Justice Process from incident, initial contact with law enforcement, through the trial process and sentencing;

  • Demonstrate an understanding of Due Process.

Courses should be selected in consultation with an advisor.

First Semester

Course No.

Descriptive Title

Credit Hours

ENG 101

Composition I

3

BHS 103

Social Problems in Today's World

3

GOV 121

The American National Experience

3

CRJ 141

Introduction to Criminal Justice

3

WFE 101

Lifetime Wellness and Fitness

3

TOTAL

 

15


Second Semester

Course No.

Descriptive Title

Credit Hours

ENG 102

Composition II

3

BIO 103

Human Biology (a)

4

MAT 118

Elementary Statistics

3

CRJ 265

Criminal Law & Procedure

3

BHS 142

Criminology

3

TOTAL

 

16


Third Semester

Course No.

Descriptive Title

Credit Hours

CRJ 201

Police Organization and Administration

3

PSY 206

Social Psychology

3

BHS 242

Drug and Alcohol Use and Abuse

3

CRJ 206

Criminal and Scientific Investigation

3

General Education Elective (c)

3

TOTAL

 

15


Fourth Semester

Course No.

Descriptive Title

Credit Hours

PSY 134

Group Dynamics

3

BHS 262

Juvenile Delinquency

3

CRJ 261

White Collar Crime

3

CRJ 266

Contemporary Problems and Issues in

Criminal Justice

3

SPE 101

Public Speaking

3

Free Elective (d)

 

3-4

TOTAL

 

18-19

 

 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

64


a. BIO 104 may be substituted for BIO 103.

b. Mathematics course. Students must meet math course prerequisites.

c. General Education Elective: Courses applicable to this program are listed in the General Education Appendices E, F, H and I.

d. Subject area for Criminal Justice includes all courses labeled CRJ.