December 15, 2015 Kenneth Colangelo

Criminal Justice: Corrections Option

Enables graduates to perform effectively and efficiently the duties of entry-level correctional personnel and/or to perform effectively and efficiently in further academic endeavors. The program is also designed to instill students with a love of learning, a sensitivity to civic responsibility and community service, and an appreciation for human rights and a multicultural society.

Program Coordinator: Jessica Waterhouse

First Semester
Course #TitleCredits
CSS-101 First Year Experience 3
CJS*101 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CJS*102 Introduction to Corrections 3
ENG*101 Composition (a) 3
SOC*101 Principles of Sociology (a) 3
Second Semester
CJS*244 Community Based Corrections (a) 3
PSY*111 General Psychology I (a) 3
  Directed Elective (b) 3
Select one of the following courses:
HIS*201 U.S. History I (a) or  
POL*111 American Government (a) 3
Select one of the following courses:
COM*172 Interpersonal Communication (a) or  
COM*173 Public Speaking (a) or  
ENG*293 Survey of Literary Genres (a) 3
Third Semester
CJS*213 Evidence & Criminal Procedures (a) 3
CJS*240 Correctional Administration (a) 3
CJS*292 Practicum in Corrections (a)‡ 3
SOC*241 Juvenile Delinquency (a) 3
  Directed Elective (b) 3
  Mathematics Elective (a) (from MAT*135 or above) 3-4
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Fourth Semester
CJS*243 Institutional Treatment of the Offender (a) 3
SOC*240 Criminology (a) 3
  Fine Arts Elective 3
(ART*, COM*154, COM*167, DGA*, GRA*, NMC*,MUS*, THR*)
  Science Elective (c) (from AST*, BIO*, CHE*, EAS*, EVS*, MET*, OCE*, PHY*) 3-4
  Social Science Elective (from ANT*, ECN*, GEO*, POL*, PSY*, SOC*) 3

(a) Prerequisite and/or co-requisite required.
(b) To be selected in consultation with faculty advisor based on student’s program of study.
(c) Students intending to transfer to a four-year program should take a 4-credit lab science.
‡ NOTE: Graduates of the Center for Training and Staff Development are eligible for an award of three general
elective credits. An additional three credits are awarded to Corrections Officers upon completion of an individualized
learning project. Students seeking award of such credits should contact the Criminal Justice Program Coordinator for
information about the approval process

Criminal Justice: Corrections Option (A.S. Degree) Program Abilities:
Upon successful completion of all courses in the program, students will be able to:
1. demonstrate an understanding of the roles of police, courts and corrections and explain the functions they serve within the criminal justice system and the community
2. apply principles of constitutional and criminal laws that protect the rights of and regulate the conduct of individuals in a culturally diverse society
3. demonstrate knowledge of theories, principles, and processes of the criminal justice system
4. prepare written documents and deliver oral presentations related to the criminal justice field

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