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Associate in Applied Science: Major in Criminal Justice

The Associate in Applied Science with a Major in Criminal Justice degree is designed for the student currently working in the Criminal Justice field who wants to complete a degree program that will allow him/her to transfer to a senior institution and for the student who does not want to transfer to a senior institution, but seeks to complete a formal educational process in his/her chosen professional field. It is also designed for the student who is seeking an introduction to higher education in the field of Criminal Justice.

Admission to the Associate in Applied Science with a Major in Criminal Justice degree is restricted to those who have met the prerequisite requirements and/or have the permission of the department chair.

In order to enter the Associate in Applied Science: Major in Criminal Justice degree, the following courses must be successfully completed with a grade ā€œCā€ or higher: ENG 032; RDG 032; MAT 032.

While completing the above courses, you may enter the Occupational Studies - Emphasis in Criminal Justice Certificate.

General Education.................. 18 Credits

Humanities/Fine Arts 9 credits ENG 101 English Composition I - 3 credits
Select Humanities/Fine Arts courses totaling 3 credits from the course list.
-AND- Select ONE course from the following:
SPC 205 Public Speaking - 3 credits
SPC 209 Interpersonal Communications - 3 credits

Physical Sciences, Natural Sciences and Mathematics 3 credits MAT 102 Intermediate Algebra - 3 credits

Social/Behavioral Sciences 6 credits PSY 201 General Psychology - 3 credits
SOC 210 Juvenile Delinquency - 3 credits

Major Course Requirements.... 45 Credits CRJ 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice - 3 credits
CRJ 110 Police Patrol - 3 credits
CRJ 120 Constitutional Law - 3 credits
CRJ 125 Criminology - 3 credits
CRJ 140 Criminal Justice Report Writing - 3 credits
CRJ 202 Criminalistics - 3 credits
CRJ 230 Criminal Investigations I - 3 credits
CRJ 235 Practical Crime Scene Investigations - 3 credits
CRJ 239 Terrorism & Homeland Security - 3 credits
CRJ 250 Criminal Justice Internship I - 3 credits
CRJ 275 Criminal Investigation, Public Service & Traffic Enforcement - 3 credits

-AND- SELECT FOUR of the FIVE courses below:
CRJ 217 Crime Scene Investigations for Major Incidents and Mass Crime - 3 credits
CRJ 224 Police Community Relations - 3 credits
CRJ 237 Defensive Tactics for Law Enforcement - 3 credits
CRJ 242 Correctional Systems - 3 credits
CRJ 247 Law Enforcement and Latino Community - 3 credits

Additional Course Requirements... 3 Credits CPT 101 Introduction to Computers - 3 credits

Total Credits Required: 66 Credits
Note: Every student must obtain certification in CPR and First Aid prior to graduation.


Associate in Arts: Criminal Justice Transfer

The Associate in Arts: Criminal Justice Transfer Track degree provides ATC transfer students with the first two years (68 hours) of undergraduate credit towards a degree in Criminal Justice at the Citadel. All of the courses listed below, even those not found on the Technical College Courses Transferable to Senior Institutions list*, will transfer to the Citadel under the ATC-Citadel Criminal Justice articulation agreement. AA-CRJ transfer students must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA and are expected to apply to the Citadel in the evening studies program.

General Education.................. 41 Credits

Humanities/Fine Arts 21 credits ENG 101 English Composition I - 3 credits
ENG 102 English Composition II - 3 credits

Select ONE course from the following:
SPC 205 Public Speaking - 3 credits
SPC 209 Interpersonal Communications - 3 credits

Select TWO courses from the following:
ART 101 Art History and Appreciation - 3 credits
ART 105 Film as Art - 3 credits
ART 108 History of Western Art - 3 credits
MUS 105 Music Appreciation - 3 credits
PHI 101 Introduction to Philosophy - 3 credits
PHI 110 Ethics - 3 credits
PHI 115 Contemporary Moral Issues - 3 credits
REL 103 Comparative Religion - 3 credits
THE 101 Introduction to Theatre - 3 credits

Select ONE sequence as follows:
HIS 101 and HIS 102 (Western Civ.) - 6 credits
- OR -
HIS 201 and HIS 202 (U.S. History) - 6 credits

Physical Sciences, Natural Sciences and Mathematics 14 credits Select TWO courses from the following:
MAT 110 College Algebra - 3 credits
MAT 120 Probability and Statistics - 3 credits
MAT 122 Finite College Math - 3 credits

Select TWO courses from the following:
BIO 101 Biological Science I - 4 credits
BIO 102 Biological Science II - 4 credits
CHM 110 College Chemistry I - 4 credits
CHM 111 College Chemistry II - 4 credits
PHY 201 Physics I - 4 credits
PHY 202 Physics II - 4 credits

Social/Behavioral Sciences 6 credits Select TWO courses from the following:
PSY 201 General Psychology - 3 credits
PSC 201 American Government - 3 credits
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology - 3 credits

Major Course Requirements.... 27 Credits CPT 101 Intro to Computers - 3 credits
CRJ 101 Intro to Criminal Justice - 3 credits
CRJ 125 Criminology - 3 credits
CRJ 224 Police Community Relations - 3 credits

Select FIVE courses from the following:
CRJ 120 Constitutional Law - 3 credits
CRJ 202 Criminalistics - 3 credits
CRJ 230 Criminal Investigatons I - 3 credits
CRJ 239 Terrorism & Homeland Security - 3 credits
CRJ 242 Correctional Systems - 3 credits
CRJ 250 Criminal Justice Internship I - 3 credits
SOC 210 Juvenile Delinquency - 3 credits

Total Credits Required: 68 Credits
Note: The 68 ATC credit hours listed above will transfer to the Citadel's Criminal Justice program as 68 hours of undergraduate credit.


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