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CCPS Criminal Justice (A.S.)

The field of criminal justice examines the environmental, psychological, and biological causes of criminal behavior, the social institutions that deal with crime, modes of criminal investigation and conviction, and how crime can be prevented. Criminal justice professionals commonly work for academic institutions, law enforcement or other government agencies, and correctional facilities. In addition to the course offerings, departmental majors are encouraged to work in community, social and/or correctional agencies where they can apply classroom knowledge to real problems. Students should have math skills equivalent to MATH 100 or higher before enrolling in BSCI 274.

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Program Requirements

Credit Hours

Prerequisites

Survey
Course
CRIM 102: Introduction to Criminology 3 hrs None
Lower
Division
Courses

CRIM 201: Law and Society 3 hrs CRIM 102
CRIM 211: Police Patrol 3 hrs None
CRIM 221: Victimology 3 hrs None
CRIM 232: Criminal Justice Organization & Management 3 hrs None

Upper
Division
Courses
CRIM 301: Principles of Forensic Science 3 hrs None
CRIM 332: Juvenile Delinquency 3 hrs PSYC 101, SOCI 101 or CRIM 102
CRIM 342: The Correctional System 3 hrs None

Electives Students must also complete 3 hours of an elective CRIM course numbered 300 or above 3 hrs See course descriptions for
individual course requirements

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 27 hrs