Upper division courses - A minimum of 48 credits of Arts and Sciences courses are required but not more than a total of 40 credits may be earned in any one subject field.
Electives - Courses from all across the university may be utilized to
complete the 128 credit hours required for graduation.
Associate of Arts in General Studies
This degree requires completion of the following program:
General Education Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts degree in the
College of Arts and Sciences 45 - 52* crAdditional lower division courses
in the humanities 6 crAdditional lower division
courses in the social sciences 6 cr Electives 0-7 cr Total 64 cr
Of the last 20 credits applied to an Associate's degree, 16 credits must be taken in residence at Idaho State University.
*The number of credits required for the General Education Requirements varies depending on the student's performance on proficiency or placement examinations in English or mathematics.
The same General Education Requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree in the College of Arts and Sciences are required of all options for the Associate of Science degree:
Goal 1 3 - 6 cr Goal 2 2 cr Two of Goals 6, 7, and 8 6 cr Three of Goals 9, 10, 11, and 12 9 - 14 cr TOTAL 20 - 28 cr
Goals 3, 4, and 5 are satisfied in each of the options listed below. Of the last 20 credits applied to an Associate's degree, 16 credits must be taken in residence at Idaho State University.
The number of credits required for the General Education Requirements varies depending on the student's performance on proficiency or placement examinations in English or mathematics.
MATH 120 Essentials of Calculus 4 cr CHEM 121 General Chemistry I 5 cr Chem 122 General Chemistry II 4 cr PHYS 211-12 General Physics 6 cr PHYS 213-14 General Physics Lab 2 cr BIOS 101 General Zoology 3 cr BIOS 102 General Zoology Lab 1 cr BIOS 103 General Botany 3 cr BIOS 104 General Botany Lab 1 cr BIOS 203 General Ecology 4 cr BIOS 206 Cell Biology 3 cr BIOS 207 Cell Biology Lab 1 cr Lower division electives 0 - 7 cr TOTAL 64 - 65 cr
MATH 121-222 Calculus and Analytical Geometry (recommended) 8 cr OR MATH 120 Essentials of Calculus 4 cr CHEM 121 General Chemistry I 5 cr CHEM 122 General Chemistry II 4 cr PHYS 211-12 General Physics 6 cr OR PHYS 221-22 Engineering Physics 8 cr GEOL 106 General Geology 3 cr OR GEOL 109 Physical Geology 3 cr GEOL 107 General Geology Lab 1 cr GEOL 112 Historical Geology 2 cr GEOL 211 Mineralogy 3 cr GEOL 312 Lithology 2 cr Lower division electives 0 - 13 cr TOTAL 64 - 65 cr
MATH 121 Calculus and Analytical Geometry I 4 cr MATH 222 Calculus and Analytical Geometry II 4 cr MATH 223 Calculus and Analytical Geometry III 4 cr CHEM 121 General Chemistry 5 cr CHEM 122 General Chemistry 4 cr PHYS 221-22 Engineering Physics 8 cr PHYS 223-24 Engineering Physics Lab 2 cr Lower division electives 5 - 13 cr TOTAL 64 cr
This two-year degree program provides two career goal options. Option A, Law Enforcement, is for those who are, or are seeking to be, law enforcement officers. Option B, Female Corrections, is for those interested in a career working in correctional institutions and agencies which serve female offenders. Graduates from either option of this program will have fulfilled the majority of the General Education Requirements applicable to a four-year degree.
Option A, Law Enforcement, recognizes that many law enforcement agencies encourage or require personnel to obtain a higher education in order to better meet increased demands to perform more effectively in the face of complex legal, social, political and economic situations. For admission into Option A, a person must have been admitted as a student in the College of Arts and Sciences at ISU and must immediately contact one of the Criminal Justice Program Advisors to declare a major. The advisors are Dr. Clifford Bryan, Sociology, and Mr. Noble Taylor, School of Applied Technology Law Enforcement.
Option B, Female Corrections, provides an academic background specifically directed at issues associated with correctional approaches toward female offenders. This program is based on the premise that correctional workers should truly be able to provide corrective assistance in mathematics, English, and the various sciences in addition to fulfilling the more traditional custodial tasks. Admission into Option B requires three letters of reference and a formal interview with the Criminal Justice Advisors prior to the declaration of a major.
I. General Education Requirements (45 credits minimum), as listed in the catalog excepting as specified for Goals 10A, 10B, 11, and 12 provided below.
ANTH 238 Peoples and Cultures of the New World 3 cr
LANG 108-109 Elementary Spanish 8 cr OR Satisfactory completion of a language proficiency examination.
POLS 101 Introduction to American Government 3 cr
SOC 112 Social Problems 3 cr
II. Social Science Requirements (24 credits)
POLS 101* Introduction to American Government 3 cr POLS 248 Politics and the Administra- tion of Justice 3 cr OR POLS 249 Introduction to Criminal Law 3 cr PSYC 200 Child Abuse 3 cr SOC 112* Social Problems 3 cr SOC 231 Juvenile Delinquency 3 cr SOC 248 Local and National Minorities 3 cr SOC 250 Women, Crime and Corrections 3 cr SOC 295** Criminal Justice Internship 4-6 cr W S 201 Introduction to Women's Studies 3 cr IN ADDITION: Two electives with consent of advisor 6 cr
*If SOC 112 and POLS 101 are taken to satisfy Goals 11 and 12, two more elective three-credit courses must be taken with the consent of the advisor.
**The Criminal Justice Internship provides an option for those students who seek careers outside of law enforcement or women's correctional facilities. Credits for this course can also be obtained as described below.
Please note the following guidelines: