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Criminal Justice - A.A. Degree (Transfer)

AN ARTS AND SCIENCES AREA OF CONCENTRATION

APPLICATION CODE 90

For curriculum information, contact the Social Sciences and Teacher Education Division—Room ST-149—443-518-1620.

The Criminal Justice area of concentration 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

Gen Ed Core Arts & Humanities Core Group A

3

Gen Ed Core Mathematics Core Course

3

Core Elective Any General Education Core Course

3

Suggested Semester 2

Course NumberTitleCredits
PSYC 101General Psychology

3

Gen Ed Core Science Core Course (must include lab)

4

Gen Ed Core Social & Behavioral Sciences Core Group A

3

CRIM Elective Any course with a CRIM prefix

3

Core Elective Any General Education Core Course

3

Suggested Semester 3

Course NumberTitleCredits
CRIM 102Criminology

3

SOCI 101Introduction to Sociology

3

Gen Ed Core Arts & Humanities Core Group B

3

Gen Ed Core Science Core Course

3

Gen Ed Core 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

Elective 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

HIST 123Western Civilization and the Modern World

3

HIST 201Europe in the Twentieth Century

3

Total Credit Hours: 60

The Arts & Humanities Core requirement may alternatively be fulfilled by completing a World Language Sequence plus one of the following courses: SPCH 151, THET 102, THET 103, THET 202, THET 241, or WMST 193. Students who choose to complete a World Language Sequence are only required to complete 4 credits of General Education 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.