Criminal Justice- Associate in Applied Science

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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 and related fields.

Program Requirements

(40 semester hours)

In addition to the major requirements listed below, students are also responsible for completing Miami Plan requirements and any electives needed to reach the 62 hours required for an associate's degree.

Criminal Justice Courses
CJS 101Introduction to the Criminal Justice Studies3
CJS 211Policing in America3
CJS 220Criminal Justice Field Experience3
CJS 225Law and Courts in America3
CJS 271Introduction to Criminal Behavior3
CJS 281Corrections in America3
CJS 333Criminal Procedure3
9 additional hours of CJS courses (chosen in consultation with advisor)9
Non-Criminal Justice Courses
ENG 111Composition and Rhetoric (Non-Criminal Justice Courses)3
POL 142American Politics and Diversity3
or CRE 151 Introduction to Critical Race and Ethnic Studies
STA 261Statistics4
or CMR 181 Computers and Business
Total Credit Hours40