Criminal Justice Administration

Curriculum CJA.CJA.AA (U224A43)

Concentration of courses that prepares students interested in transferring to a four-year school for a bachelor’s degree in Criminal or Social Justice. The courses also provide a background for students interested in law, law enforcement, juvenile work, probation services, parole services, work release or half-way house counseling.

Semester One

Credit Hours

#

CJA 111

Introduction to Criminal Justice

3

#

CJA 121

Introduction to Corrections

3

 

COL 101

Introduction to College

1

 

RHT 101

Freshman Rhetoric and Composition I

3

 

 

General education/Physical & Life Science

3

 

 

General education/Social & Behavioral Science

3

 

 

 

16

Semester Two

 

CJA 181

Juvenile Delinquency & Law

3

 

HTH 104

Science of Personal Health or

 

 

HTH 281

First Aid & CPR

2

 

RHT 102

Freshman Rhetoric and Composition II

3

 

 

General education/Humanities & Fine Arts

3

 

 

General education/Social & Behavioral Science

3

 

 

Electives1

3-4

 

 

 

17-18

Semester Three

 

CJA 219

Criminal Law I

3

 

SPE 101

Principles of Effective Speaking

3

 

 

General education/Humanities & Fine Arts

3

 

 

General education/Mathematics

3

 

 

General education/Physical & Life Science

3

 

 

 

15

Semester Four

#

CJA 201

Criminology

3

 

 

General education/Humanities & Fine Arts

3

 

 

General education/Social & Behavioral Science

3

 

 

Electives1

6-8

 

 

 

15-17

 

 

Total credits required for graduation

64

(Select courses that meet the BA requirements of your transfer college.)

Suggested General Education and/or Electives:

 

ECO 102

Macroeconomics

3

 

PHL 103

Ethics

3

 

PSY 100

Introduction to Psychology

3

 

SOC 100

Introduction to Sociology

3

 

SOC 225

Racial & Cultural Minorities

3

 

 

One year of a foreign language sequence

8

Recommended Criminal Justice Administration Courses:

 

CJA 161

Administration of Justice

3

 

CJA 246

Laws of Evidence

3

#

CJA 257

Law Enforcement Administration

3

 

CJA 296

Special Topics in Criminal Justice

0.5-4

General education requirements: AA degree

37-41

Criminal Justice courses or other electives for AA degree

23-27

See CJA course descriptions and IAI codes.

See Associate in Applied Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration for more information. Also available are certificates in corrections, law enforcement and private security.

1It is recommended that students select the remaining courses from their major area of study with a counselor.

Coordinator: John Augustine, Ext. 3323