Criminal Justice Administration

Curriculum CJA.CJA.AS (U230A43)

This concentration of courses 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 halfway house counseling.

Last Update Effective: 8/23/15

Semester One

Credit Hours

 

CJA 111

Introduction to Criminal Justice

3

 

CJA 121

Introduction to Corrections

3

#

RHT 101

Freshman Rhetoric and Composition I

3

 

 

General education/Physical or Life Science

4

 

 

General education/Social or Behavioral Science

3

 

 

 

16

Semester Two

 

CJA 181

Juvenile Delinquency & Law

3

#

RHT 102

Freshman Rhetoric and Composition II

3

 

 

General education/Humanities or Fine Arts

3

 

 

General education/Social or Behavioral Science

3

 

 

Electives1

4-5

 

 

 

17-18

Semester Three

#

CJA 219

Criminal Law I

3

#

SPE 101

Principles of Effective Speaking

3

 

HTH 104

Science of Personal Health or

 

 

HTH 281

First Aid & CPR

2

 

 

General education/Humanities & Fine Arts

3

 

 

General education/Mathematics

3

 

 

General education/Physical & Life Science

3

 

 

 

17

Semester Four

#

CJA 201

Criminology

3

 

 

General education/Humanities or Fine Arts

3

 

 

General education/Mathematics

3

 

 

General education/Social or Behavioral Science

3

 

 

Electives1

3-4

 

 

 

15-16

 

 

Total credits required for graduation

64

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

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

General education requirements: AS degree

40-41

Criminal Justice courses or other electives for AS degree

23-24

See CJA course descriptions and IAI codes.

Note: See Associate in Applied Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration for more information. Also available are certificates in Corrections, Law Enforcement and Armed Security.

1It is recommended that students select a minimum of 20 elective credits from the Criminal Justice Administration area.

Coordinator: John Augustine, Ext. 3323