CCPS Criminal Justice (A.S.)

Major Total Credit Hours 24
General Education 26
Electives 12
Total Credit Hours 62 (minimum)

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


CRIM 102: Introduction to Criminology 3 hrs None
Major Requirements
CRIM 201: Law and Society 3 hrs CRIM 102
CRIM 211: Police Patrol 3 hrs None
CRIM 221: Victimology 3 hrs None
CRIM 222: Introduction to Forensic Science 3 hrs None
CRIM 232: Criminal Justice Organization & Management 3 hrs None

Choose Two Courses CRIM 104: Ethics in Criminal Justice 6 hrs See course descriptions for 
individual course requirements
BSCI 200: Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences
BSCI 274: Statistical Foundations for the Behavioral Sciences