Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice
The Associate of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice prepares students for positions in the Criminal Justice field such as police officer, state trooper, correctional officer, or private security. It also prepares students for the Bachelorís Degree in Sociology with the Area of Emphasis in Criminology. To complete the AA Degree, students must finish 36 credits of General Education Requirements in addition to 28 credits related to the program (see chart below).
In their second semester, students need to choose an advisor in the Criminal Justice Program. Students completing the Associate of Arts must complete 8 of the 9 General Education Objectives (a minimum of 36 credits - see the General Education Requirements in undergraduate catalog).
Required Courses (21 credits):
POLS 2249 Introduction to Criminal Law
SOC 1102 Social Problems (partially satisfies General Education Objective 6)
SOC 2231 Juvenile Delinquency
SOC 2248 Critical Analysis of Social Diversity (satisfies General Education Objective 7)
SOC 2250 Women Crime and Corrections
SOC 2295 Criminal Justice Internship
SOC 4431 Criminology
Electives from the following courses to reach a total of at least 64 credits:
1 This is a 1-credit course that may be repeated with different content to reach the required credits.
PSYC 2200 Child Abuse
PSYC 2225 Child Development
PSYC 3301 Abnormal Psychology I
PSYC 2205 Human Sexuality
SOC 4436 Elite Deviance and Crime
SOC 4438 Sexual Crimes
SOC 4492 Topics in Criminal Justice 1
Credit Requirements for Graduation:
1 Six (6) of the credits in the 36 listed for General Education are also in the 27 required for the degree.
General Education Requirements
Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice 1
Teresa Casey, PhD
Office: Kegel Liberal Arts 363
Phone: (208) 282-2576