December 17, 2015 Kenneth Colangelo

Criminal Justice

Enables graduates to effectively and efficiently perform the duties of entry-level Criminal Justice personnel. The program is 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. This program may be taken completely online.

Program Coordinator: Jessica Waterhouse

First Semester
Course #TitleCredits
CSS-101 First Year Experience 3
CJS*101 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
ENG*101 Composition (a) 3
SOC*101 Principles of Sociology (a) 3
Select one of the following courses:
HIS*201 U.S. History I (a) or  
POL*111 American Government (a) 3
Second Semester
CJS*102 Introduction to Corrections 3
PSY*111 General Psychology I (a) 3
  Directed Elective (b) 3
  Fine Arts Elective 3
(ART*, COM*154, COM*167, DGA*, GRA*, NMC*,MUS*, THR*)
Select one of the following courses:
COM*172 Interpersonal Communication (a) or  
COM*173 Public Speaking (a) or  
ENG*103 Composition II (a) 3
Third Semester
CJS*213 Evidence and Criminal Procedures (a) 3
SOC*241 Juvenile Delinquency (a) 3
  Directed Elective (b) 3
  Mathematics Elective (a) (from MAT*135 or above) 3-4
  Social Science Elective (from ANT*, ECN*, GEO*, POL*, PSY*, SOC*) 3
Fourth Semester
CJS*211 Criminal Law I (a) 3
CJS*290 Practicum in Criminal Justice (a) 3
CJS*294 Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice (a) 3
SOC*240 Criminology (a) 3
  Directed Elective (b) 3
  Science Elective (c) (from AST*, BIO*, CHE*, EAS*, EVS*, MET*, OCE*, PHY*) 3-4
Total
63-65

(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.
NOTES: 1.) Students interested in pursuing a concentration in Law Enforcement may do so by taking Police & the Community
(CJS*120), Criminal Justice Supervision & Administration (CJS*151) and Police Organization & Administration
(CJS*250) as electives. Courses may not be offered every semester.
2.) Graduates of The Police Training Academy may be awarded three credits in Police & the Community (CJS*120)
and three credits in Criminal Law I (CJS*211). Students seeking award of such credits should contact the Criminal
Justice Program Coordinator.

Criminal Justice (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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