Criminal Justice (Transfer)

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
SPE 101 Public Speaking 3
Free Elective (d)   3-4
TOTAL   18-19

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.