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2015-16 College Catalog

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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.

English Composition

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGL-121College Composition

3

Arts & Humanities

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Arts & Humanities Core Group A

3

-Arts & Humanities Core Group B

3

The Arts & Humanities requirement may alternatively be fulfilled by completing a World Language Sequence plus one of the following courses:  SPCH-151 THET-101 THET-102 THET-103 THET-202 THET-241 , or  WMST-193 . Students who choose to complete a World Language Sequence are not required to complete the 3 credits of open Core Electives.

Social & Behavioral Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Social & Behavioral Sciences Core Group A

3

-Social & Behavioral Sciences Core Group B

3

Biological & Physical Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Science Core Course (must include lab)

4

-Science Core Course

3

Mathematics

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Mathematics Core Course

3

Core Electives

Course NumberTitleCredits
CMSY-110Software Applications for Micros

3

-Any General Education Core Course

3

Required Courses Related to Major

Course NumberTitleCredits
CRIM-101Introduction to Criminal Justice

3

CRIM-102Criminology

3

PSYC-101General Psychology

3

SOCI-101Introduction to Sociology

3

CRIM Elective-Any course with a CRIM prefix

3

200-level CRIM Elective-Any 200-level course with a CRIM prefix

3

Arts & Sciences -Arts & Sciences Electives

8

Ethics - Select 3 credits from the following:

Course NumberTitleCredits
BMGT-203Business Ethics

3

CRES-155Introduction to Conflict Resolution: Science and Art

3

PHIL-101Introduction to Philosophy

3

-Any course with an ANTH or GEOG prefix

3

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.