Associate Criminal Justice

Associate Criminal Justice

Associate of Arts degree in Criminal Justice presents the major components of the American criminal justice system. It includes criminal behavior patterns, law enforcement organizations, juvenile systems, legal principles and doctrines and fundamentals of criminal investigations. Courses utilize hands-on activities.

Program Objectives

The following objectives are designed to meet BSU mission and its objectives:

  • To develop students’ understanding of the American criminal justice system.
  • To present students with an in-depth review of institutions, laws, theories and the players that make up the system.
  • To assist graduates in obtaining entry-level criminal justice positions.
  • To prepared students for employment or advancement in criminal justice related fields.

Program Outline

To receive an Associate of Arts degree in Criminal Justice, students must earn 60.0 credit hours. Program requirements are as follows:

Criminal Justice Major Courses ( 24.0 credit hours )
Criminology 3.0 credit hours
Introduction to Criminal Justice 3.0 credit hours
Introduction to Corrections 3.0 credit hours
Introduction to Law Enforcement 3.0 credit hours
Introduction to Juvenile Procedures 3.0 credit hours
Writing and Communications for CJ Professionals 3.0 credit hours
Criminal Law 3.0 credit hours
Criminal Investigations 3.0 credit hours

General Education Courses ( 36.0 credit hours )




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