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Criminal Justice AA

Transfer Degree Description

Do you feel strongly about the need to uphold and enforce laws? Do you think public safety and protecting individual rights should be a society’s highest priorities? If so, you share a core belief with the thousands of dedicated professionals who work in the criminal justice system. From police officers to juvenile court counselors to correctional administrators, there are a variety of opportunities in this field on the local, state, and national levels. A degree in Criminal Justice can lead to a career in law, policing, corrections, victim and offender rehabilitation, white collar crime, counterterrorism, emergency management, homeland security, cybercrime, private security, and forensics.

In an associate program in Criminal Justice, you will explore topics that include criminal law, psychology, forensics, and government. This degree is transferable to universities offering a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice.

Students should work closely with their advisor and contact their transfer institution choices for more specific transfer information.


Degree Pathway

Year One

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

ENG 121
HIS
MAT ----
SOC 101
CRJ 110

English Composition I
History
**See note a bottom of page**
Intro to Sociology I
Introduction to Criminal Justice System

3
3
3-4
3
3

 

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ENG 122
CRJ 125
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Social & Behavioral Sciences
Arts and Humanities
English Comp. II
Policing Systems
**Electives

 

3
3
3
3
3

 

Year Two

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

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CRJ 145
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Lab Science
Arts and Humanities
Correctional Process
**Electives

4
3
3
3

 

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CRJ
COM 115
    or COM 125

*Criminal Justice Courses
Lab Science
Public Speaking
    or Interpersonal Communication

 

6
4
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3

 

Transfer Degree ADVISING SHEET

 

*Choose two (2) courses from the following:

CRJ 127 Crime Scene Investigation, CRJ 135 Judicial Functions, CRJ 205 Principles of Criminal Law, CRJ 209 Criminal Investigations, CRJ 230 Criminology, CRJ 231 Introduction to Forensic Science & Criminalistics, CRJ 235 Delinquent Behavior, CRJ 236 Criminal Justice Research Methods, CRJ 257 Victimology, CRJ 268 Criminal Profiling

**Choose three (3) courses from the following:

ANT 201 Introduction to Forensic Anthropology, CNG 258 Computer Forensics, COM 217 Group Communication, COM 225 Organizational Communications, POS 111 American Government, POS 125 American/ State and Local Government, PSY 207 Introduction to Forensic Psychology, PSY 217 Human Sexuality, PSY 226 Social Psychology, PSY 249 Abnormal Psychology, SOC 231 Sociology of Deviant Behavior.

 ***One GT Pathways course (GT-MA1), prefer MAT 135: Introduction to Statistics;
Except:
*Colorado Mesa University requires either MAT 120:Mathematics for the Liberal Arts or MAT 121:College Algebra
*University of Northern Colorado requires MAT 135:Introduction to Statistics

*If a student should need to take remedial and/or pre-requisite courses they are not included in this degree plan.

*Some courses may not be offered at Otero but available with CCCOnline.

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