2024-2025 Catalog and Student Handbook (Unofficial) 
    
    May 19, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog and Student Handbook (Unofficial)

Criminal Justice, AAS


CODE: CRJ-AAS     |     TOTAL CREDITS: 60     |     FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBILITY: Eligible


DESCRIPTION
The AAS degree in Criminal Justice is intended to provide students with the skills, abilities, and knowledge needed in order to become criminal justice practitioners or to transfer to other institutions to continue their education. The degree addresses both the legal and professional aspects of the criminal justice system while integrating crime control and identifying factors that contribute to deviant behavior. The program prepares students seeking entry level employment within the field of criminal justice.

ACADEMIC MAP

CSN AAS Criminal Justice Map  


 

Student Learning Outcomes


  1. Summarize the three components (police, corrections, and the courts) of the criminal justice system and the workings of these institutions in society.
  2. Analyze crime in the United States, what contributes to it, and the elements of crimes. 
  3. Evaluate current issues related to the punishment, treatment, and rehabilitation of offenders. 
  4. Demonstrate effective communication skills applicable in the criminal justice profession. 
  5. Develop ethical solutions to dilemmas criminal justice professionals experience within agencies and when interacting with the community.

General Education Requirements


TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION CREDITS: 22


300-level and above courses cannot be used to satisfy GE requirements.

Mathematics (3 Credits)


NOTE: Your first college-level MATH course MUST be completed before reaching 30 total college-level credits.

English Composition (3-5 Credits)


NOTE: Your first college-level ENG course MUST be completed before reaching 30 total college-level credits.

Communications (3 Credits)


Human Relations (3 Credits)


Fine Arts/Humanities/Social Science (3 Credits)


  • any AM prefix course
  • or  any ANTH prefix course (except ANTH 102 and ANTH 110L)
  • or  any ART prefix course
  • or  any COM prefix course
  • or  
  • or  any ECON prefix course
  • or   or above
  • or  
  • or  any HIST prefix course
  • or  any MUS prefix course (except MUS 100)
  • or  any THTR prefix course (except THTR 275)
  • or  World Languages 101B or above (this includes the following course prefixes: ARA, ARM, CHI, FIL, FREN, GER, GRE, ITAL, JPN, KOR, LAT, PORT, RUS, SPAN, and THAI)

Major Requirements


TOTAL MAJOR REQUIREMENTS CREDITS: 38


Grades of D+, D, and D- in the major requirements (occupational) area in an Associate of Applied Science degree program will not count toward graduation requirements.