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Criminal Justice Administration, Associate in Science

Curriculum CJA.CJA.AS (U230A43)

This concentration of courses prepares students interested in transferring to a four-year school for a bachelor’s degree in criminal or social justice. The courses also provide a background for students interested in law, law enforcement, juvenile work, probation services, parole services, work release or halfway house counseling.

Semester One

Course NumberTitleCredits
CJA 111Introduction to Criminal Justice

3 credits

CJA 121Introduction to Corrections

3 credits

RHT 101Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I #

3 credits

General education/Physical and Life Science

4-5 credits

General education/Social or Behavioral Science (choose one from the following):

Course NumberTitleCredits
PSY 100Introduction to Psychology

3 credits

SOC 100Introduction to Sociology

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:16-17

Semester Two

Course NumberTitleCredits
CJA 181Juvenile Delinquency & Law

3 credits

RHT 102Freshman Rhetoric & Composition II #

3 credits

General education/Life Sciences

3 credits

General education/Social and Behavioral Science

3 credits

Electives

3-4 credits

Total Credit Hours:15-16

Semester Three

Course NumberTitleCredits
CJA 219Criminal Law I #

3 credits

SPE 101Principles of Effective Speaking #

3 credits

General education/Humanities and Fine Arts

1 credit

General education/Mathematics

3 credits

General education/Physical and Life Science

3-4 credits

Total Credit Hours:15-16

Semester Four

Course NumberTitleCredits
CJA 201Criminology #

3 credits

 

HTH 104Science of Personal Health

2 credits

OR

HTH 281First Aid CPR AED

2 credits

 

General education/Fine Arts

3 credits

General education/Mathematics

3 credits

Electives

3-4 credits

Total Credit Hours:14-15

Electives: It is recommended that students select a minimum of 20 elective credits from the Criminal Justice Administration area.

Suggested General Education and/or Electives:

Course NumberTitleCredits
ECO 102Macroeconomics

3 credits

PHL 103Ethics

3 credits

PSY 100Introduction to Psychology

3 credits

SOC 100Introduction to Sociology

3 credits

SOC 225Racial and Cultural Minorities #

3 credits

One year of a foreign language sequence

8 credits

Recommended Criminal Justice Administration Courses:

Course NumberTitleCredits
CJA 161Administration of Justice

3 credits

CJA 246Laws of Evidence #

3 credits

CJA 257Law Enforcement Administration #

3 credits

CJA 296Special Topics in Criminal Justice

0.5 - 4 credits

(Select courses that meet the BS requirements of your transfer college.)

General education requirements:

AS degree

Course NumberTitleCredits
Total Credit Hours:37-41

Criminal Justice courses or other electives for AS degree

Course NumberTitleCredits
Total Credit Hours:19-23

See CJA course descriptions

Note: See Associate in Applied Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration for more information. Also available are certificates in Corrections, Law Enforcement and Armed Security.

Coordinator: Gregory Catena, Ext. 3327