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Criminal Justice (A.S.) - Students choosing this program will be prepared for further study in the areas of criminal justice, law, public administration, sociology, or government. The program is best suited for those students planning to transfer to a four-year school, but is often used for entry-level positions in the criminal justice system. All criminal justice majors are required to take at least one class in each of the following areas: Policing, Probation/Parole, Security Administration, in addition to CRJ 105 Foundations of the Justice System, CRJ 212 Probation and Parole II and CRJ 225 Criminal Law.

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Criminal Justice
A.S. Program
Hegis Code: 5505

Total Credits: 66-69

First Semester Credits
ENG 101 Composition I 3
CRJ 105 (req.) Foundations of the Justice System 3
CRJ Elective Police Area of Concentration 3
Laboratory Science Elective 4
SOC 201 Introduction to Sociology 3
Total Semester Credits 16
   
Second Semester Credits
ENG 102 Composition II 3
Criminal Justice Elective 1 3
Criminal Justice Elective PSA Area of Concentration 3
Laboratory Science Elective 4
PED Activity Course(s) 1
PSY 203 General Psychology I 3
Total Semester Credits 17
   
Third Semester Credits
CRJ 225 (req.) Criminal Law 3
CRJ Probation/Parole/Corrections Area of Concentration 3
Humanities Elective 3
Mathematics Elective 3-4
PED Activity Course(s) 1
Social Science Elective 3
Total Semester Credits 16-17
   
Fourth Semester Credits
CRJ 212 (req.) Research in Crime and Security 3
Criminal Justice Elective 1 3
HED 200 Concepts of Healthful Living and Stress Management,
HED 201 Personal and Family Health,
HED 251 Human Sexuality,
HED 271 Alcoholism, Addictions and Abusive Behaviors, or
HED 293 Community Health
2-3
Humanities Elective 3
Mathematics Elective 3-4
Social Science Elective 3
Total Semester Credits 17-19

*Students pursuing the A.S. Degree in Criminal Justice are required to take CRJ 105 Foundations of the Justice System, CRJ 212 Probation and Parole II and CRJ 225 Criminal Law.
Additionally, the student must take one course each from the following three areas of concentration: Policing, Probation/Parole/Corrections, Private Security Administration, and two (2) electives in Criminal Justice.

1. From any CRJ, FRS, PSA course that has not been previously used.