Criminal Justice - A.A. Degree (Transfer)
An Arts and Sciences Area of Study
Application Code 90
For curriculum information, contact the Social Sciences and Teacher Education Division—Room ST-149—443-518-1620.
The Criminal Justice program is designed as a guide for students planning to transfer to a four-year institution to complete a bachelor’s degree in Criminology/Criminal Justice. It is designed to prepare students who plan to ultimately serve the community on a local, state, or national level in the fields of law enforcement, parole and probation, juvenile justice corrections, law, or criminal justice research. Articulation has been established with the University of Baltimore and the University of Maryland College Park and it is recommended that students check the requirements of the institution to which they intend to transfer.
General Education Core
Students enrolled in transfer patterns must take a minimum of 30 credits in General Education. Each student’s total of general education and required courses must equal at least 60 semester hours of credit.
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Biological & Physical Sciences
Required Courses Related to Major
Ethics - Select 3 credits from the following:
|CRES-155||Introduction to Conflict Resolution: Science and Art||
|PHIL-101||Introduction to Philosophy||
|-||Any course with an ANTH or GEOG prefix||
|Total Credit Hours:||3
Total Credit Hours: 60
A graduate should be able to
1. Employ criminal justice concepts, methods, and/or theories to demonstrate familiarity with laws, law enforcement, and the legal system.
2. Apply introductory research skills that criminal justice professionals use to gather and interpret information.
3. Identify, understand, evaluate, and apply ethical reasoning.