Criminal Justice- Associate in Applied Science

For more information about criminal justice, email criminaljustice@MiamiOH.edu or contact any member of the Justice and Community Studies faculty.

Criminal Justice is the study of law enforcement, courts, and corrections. Graduates are employed as law enforcement officers; probation and parole officers; corrections officers; and may work within private security agencies. Courses required within this program may be applied to bachelor degree programs in Criminal Justice, Criminology, Sociology, Psychology, or Political Science.

Program Requirements

(67-68 semester hours)

Criminal Justice Courses
CJS 101Introduction to the Criminal Justice Studies3
CJS 125Law and the Courts3
CJS 211Law Enforcement3
CJS 220Criminal Justice Field Experience3
CJS 231Law and Individual Rights3
CJS 232Criminal Defense and Adjudication3
CJS 271Criminal Behavior3
or CJS 272 Forensic and Crime Scene Evidence
or CJS 276 Homeland Security and Critical Incident Management
CJS 281Corrections3
CJS 282Writing in Criminal Justice3
Non-Criminal Justice Courses
ENG 111Composition and Rhetoric3
ENG 215Workplace Writing3
POL 142American Politics and Diversity3-4
or BWS 151 Introduction to Black World Studies
PSY 111Introduction to Psychology3
SOC 201Social Problems4
or SOC 202 Social Deviance
STC 135Principles of Public Speaking3
Global Miami Plan course3-4
Global Miami Plan Science course3-4
Related Elective
Select one of the following:3
Computers, Computer Science, and Society
Statistics
Fine Arts
Total Credit Hours55-58