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Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Studies: Criminal Justice, AA


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No. of Credits: 61
Contact: P. Allen, Chair, Social Sciences and Public Services Division/Interim Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs

The criminal justice program option** is designed for students planning to transfer to a four-year institution and to complete a bachelor’s degree in criminology, criminal justice, or a related field. It prepares 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, or criminal justice research.

The maximum number of credits accepted in transfer from other institutions to this program is 45.

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Career Opportunities:

federal, state, and local law enforcement officers, federal and state parole/probation officers, federal, state, and local corrections officers, private security

Transfer Options:

This program of study is part of an articulated partnership with University of Maryland University College (UMUC). Students successfully meeting the requirements of this associate’s program can transfer the necessary credits to UMUC and complete their Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice through courses offered in Southern Maryland and online. Contact an advisor for recommended course selection.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Contact the program coordinator.

Required Courses and Recommended Sequence:


The following is a recommended sequence of courses for completing this program. College Prep and prerequisite course requirements, credit load, and/or course availability may affect a student’s individual progress. Course availability within the program sequences is specifically intended for full-time students who begin their course work with the fall semester. Students should always consult their online program evaluation or an academic advisor to better understand typical course availability and individual program planning.

Mathematics (3 credits)


Acceptable:

Social/behavioral sciences (3 credits)


Acceptable:

  • See Gen Ed  Listing
    • except SOC

Criminal justice (3 credits)


Acceptable:

  • CJS Courses

Biological/physical sciences (4 credits)


Acceptable:

  • See Gen Ed  Listing (lecture and lab)

Arts/humanities (3 credits)


Acceptable:

Communication (3 credits)


Acceptable:

Electives (3 credits)


Acceptable:

  • Course numbered 1001and above except MTH 1040 

Fourth Semester


Criminal justice (3 credits)


Acceptable:

  • CJS courses

Biological/physical sciences (3 credits)


Acceptable:

  • See Gen Ed  Listing (lecture and lab)

Electives (9 credits)


Acceptable:

  • Course numbered 1001 and above except MTH 1040 

Notes:


* Courses requiring a prerequisite

** Program option

*** special criteria for required general education courses

**** Pending MHEC approval

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