Criminal Justice Associate in Science

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The Criminal Justice degree is designed to prepare students for careers in Law Enforcement, Corrections, Juvenile Justice, or Courts. In addition, it also serves as the academic foundation to transfer on to complete a baccalaureate degree. For those already in service the program provides educational progress for promotion and other career development purposes. The degree of Associate in Science with a major in Criminal Justice will be awarded upon completion of all requirements

Requirements

Applicants should be aware of the basic health and fitness requirements for many careers in the criminal justice field. Prospective students with special needs or limitations that may affect their internship placement and/or potential employability are encouraged to discuss their career goals during the interview with department member prior to admission. The College must ensure that individuals (customers, employees, etc.) at internship and service learning sites are not adversely effected by students during learning experiences. Therefore, students participating in internship and field experiences must demonstrate the emotional stability required to exercise sound judgment, accept direction and guidance from a supervisor or faculty member and establish rapport and maintain sensitive interpersonal relationships with employees, customers and clients. Students participating in an internship are required to follow The College immunization policy. 
 

Applicants should be aware that thorough background checks are completed by potential employers prior to obtaining any position with arrest or detention powers, and typically, even before being accepted for an internship. Applicants who have had involvement with the law may not be employable, or even eligible for participation in the Criminal Justice Internship Program. Due to the possible negative impact on future employability applicants are strongly advised to discuss any concerns with the Department Chair prior to applying to the program.

To be successful in the Criminal Justice field, one must demonstrate the emotional stability required to exercise sound judgment, accept direction and guidance from a supervisor. One must also be able to establish rapport and maintain sensitive interpersonal relationships with employees, customers and clients. Overall opportunities within Criminal Justice will be favorable for individuals who meet psychological, physical, and personal qualifications.

Transfer Credit Policy 
In addition to Great Bay transfer credit policies, transfer of courses in Criminal Justice more than ten years old will be evaluated by the program coordinator on an individual basis.

Curriculum Recommendations:
It is highly recommended that all students enroll in a minimum of one Criminal Justice course during the first semester of attendance.

 

First Year - Fall Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
CRJ101 Intro to Criminal Justice 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
CRJ121 Criminal Procedure 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
ENGL110 College Composition I 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
CIS110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
PHIL240 Ethics 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Total Credits 17

First Year - Spring Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
CRJ123 Criminal Law 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
CRJ210 Juvenile Justice 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
PSYC110 Introduction to Psychology 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
POL220 Public Administration 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
SOC110 Sociology 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Total Credits 16

Second Year - Fall Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
CRJ150 Criminology 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
CRJ205 Police Operations 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
CRJ215 Corrections Operations 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
MATH145 Topics in Applied College Mathematics 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
PSYC205 Crisis Intervention 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Open Elective 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Total Credits 19

Second Year - Spring Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
BIOL106 Human Body 3 2 4
Classroom 3, Lab 2, Total 4
CRJ225 Drug Abuse and the Law 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
CRJ230 Justice and the Community 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
ENGL210 Oral Communications 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
or
 
English Elective 3
Classroom , Lab , Total 3
CRJ270 Criminal Justice Internship 0 9 3
Classroom 0, Lab 9, Total 3
or
 
CRJ275 Senior Project 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Total Credits 16

Total Overall Credits : 68

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