Associate Degree in Criminal Justice

Degree Road Map

Additional classes may be needed based on test results and prerequisites. Visit with an advisor for help with creating a customized plan.

Freshman Year

Fall Course Title Credit Hours
C J 101G Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
COLL 101 College/Life Success 1
ENGL 111G Rhetoric & Composition 4
MATH 121G, 210G,
or STAT 251G
College Algebra, Mathematics Appreciation,
or Statistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences
3
COMM 253G
or COMM 265G
Public Speaking
or Principles of Human Communication
3
Total 17
Spring Course Title Credit Hours
CJ 210 The American Law Enforcement System 3
ENGL 203G
or ENGL 211G
or ENGL 218G
Business & Professional Communication
or Writing in the Humanities & Social Sciences
or Technical & Professional Communication
3
PHIL 101G
or 201G
The Art of Wondering
or Introduction to Philosophy
3
Area III Laboratory Sciences 4
Area IV
or Area V
Social & Behavioral Sciences
or Humanities & Fine Arts
3
Total 16

Sophomore Year

Fall Course Title Credit Hours
C J 205 Criminal Law I 3
CJ 221 or 293,
or PSY 266,
or 2nd ENGL 200 Level
Fundamentals of Criminal Investigation
or Field Experience in Criminal Justice
or Applied Psychology
or 2nd English 200-Level Course
3
Area III Laboratory Sciences 4
Foreign Language First of Two Consecutive Levels 3-4
Total 13-14
Spring Course Title Credit Hours
CJ 250 Courts & the Criminal Justice System 3
CJ 230 Introduction to Corrections 3
Foreign Language Second of Two Consecutive Levels 3-4
Area IV Social & Behavioral Sciences 3
Area V Humanities & Fine Arts 3
Total 15-16