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

3 cr

SOC 1102 Social Problems
     (partially satisfies General Education Objective 6)

3 cr

SOC 2231 Juvenile Delinquency

3 cr

SOC 2248 Critical Analysis of Social Diversity
     (satisfies General Education Objective 7)

3 cr

SOC 2250 Women Crime and Corrections

3 cr

SOC 2295 Criminal Justice Internship

1-4 cr

SOC 4431 Criminology

3 cr

Electives from the following courses to reach a total of at least 64 credits:

PSYC 2200 Child Abuse

3 cr

OR

PSYC 2225 Child Development

3 cr

OR

PSYC 3301 Abnormal Psychology I

3 cr

PSYC 2205 Human Sexuality

3 cr

SOC 4436 Elite Deviance and Crime

3 cr

SOC 4438 Sexual Crimes

3 cr

SOC 4492 Topics in Criminal Justice 1

3 cr

       1 This is a 1-credit course that may be repeated with different content to reach the required credits.

Credit Requirements for Graduation:

General Education Requirements

(min) 38

Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice 1

27

Total Credits

65

       1 Six (6) of the credits in the 36 listed for General Education are also in the 27 required for the degree.

Program Director
Teresa Casey, PhD
Office: Kegel Liberal Arts 363
Phone: (208) 282-2576
casetere@isu.edu