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2016-2017 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.

Suggested Semester 1

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGL-121College Composition

3

CRIM-101Introduction to Criminal Justice

3

-Arts & Humanities Core Group A

3

-Mathematics Core Course

3

-Any General Education Core Course

3

Suggested Semester 2

Course NumberTitleCredits
CMSY-110Software Applications for Micros

3

PSYC-101General Psychology

3

-Science Core Course (must include lab)

4

-Social & Behavioral Sciences Core Group A

3

CRIM Elective-Any course with a CRIM prefix

3

Suggested Semester 3

Course NumberTitleCredits
CRIM-102Criminology

3

SOCI-101Introduction to Sociology

3

-Arts & Humanities Core Group B

3

-Science Core Course

3

-Social & Behavioral Sciences Core Group B

3

Suggested Semester 4

Course NumberTitleCredits
CRIM Elective (200-level)Any 200-level course with a CRIM prefix

3

-Arts & Sciences Electives

8

Ethics - Select one of the following:

Course NumberTitleCredits
ANTH-104Introduction to Physical Anthropology and Archaeology

3

ANTH-105Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

3

ANTH-110Global Archaeology

3

ANTH-120Comparative World Cultures

3

ANTH-220Cultures of the Middle East

3

CRES-155Introduction to Conflict Resolution: Science and Art

3

GEOG-101Introduction to World Geography

3

GEOG-102Elements of Cultural Geography

3

Total Credit Hours: 60

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.

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.