Criminal Justice

Associate of Applied Science Degree

You can earn an associate of applied science degree in criminal justice.
Note that not all courses for each program can be offered every semester.

You will need to successfully complete a minimum of 60 Credit Hours.

Courses

Recommended Core Courses

Core

42 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
CRIM 1010 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CRIM 1020 Introduction to Corrections 3
CRIM 1270 Introduction to Forensic Crime Scene Investigation 3
CRIM 2000 Criminal Law 3
CRIM 2030 Police and Society 3
CRIM 2080 Criminal Procedures 3
CRIM 2100 Juvenile Justice 3
CRIM 2200 Criminology 3
CRIM 2250 Community-Based Corrections 3
CRIM 2260 Criminal Investigation 3
CRIM 2300 Sociology of Deviant Behavior 3
CRIM 2350 Security and Loss Prevention 3
CRIM 2580 Communication Skills in Criminal Justice 3

Required General Education Courses

Behavioral Science

3 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
SOCI 1010 Introduction to Sociology 3

Exploratory Studies

select one
3 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
LEAD 1010 Introduction to Community Leadership 3
LNSK 1010 First Year Experience 2
LNSK 1010 First Year Experience 2
CAPL 1150 Career Planning 1

Mathematics

3 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
MATH 1100 Topics and Ideas in Mathematics 3

Oral Communication

3 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
SPCH 1110 Public Speaking 3

Science or Technology

select one
3 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
INFO 1010 Fundamentals of Information Technology 3
INFO 1100 Microcomputer Applications 3

Written Communication

3 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL 1050 Workplace Communication 3

Suggested Elective Courses

Electives

3-5.5 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
SPAN 1200 Elementary Spanish I 4
CRIM 1800 Criminal Justice Practicum 3
SOCI 2150 Issues of Unity and Diversity 3
CRIM 2400 Jail Management Certification Training 5.5

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