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This degree is designed for a smooth transition into the bachelor’s degree program for students who choose to continue their education after receiving the associate degree.

All criminal justice and loss prevention courses used for the associate degree in criminal justice must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

For department information or additional degree requirements, go to the Criminal Justice department page.

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Total Credits Required 60
General Education 32
EN 111 College Composition I [EFFC] 4
EN 211 College Composition II [EFFC] 4
Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis Elective 4
Social Responsibility in a Diverse World Elective 4
Integrative Thinking Elective 4
Human Expression Elective 4
Perspectives on Society Elective 4
Scientific Inquiry Elective 4

Required Courses in Major 24
CJ 110 Introduction to Criminal Justice [PERS] 4
CJ 212 Introduction to Policing or 4
     CJ 220 Introduction to Corrections (4 cr.)
Criminal Justice Electives* 16

General Electives 4

*Other approved CJ course work (e.g., transfer credit or newly approved CJ courses) at the 200-400 level (except CJ 491 Internship), not listed, may be used to satisfy the requirements in the CJ elective area. CJ 491 Internship will count in the general elective area.


1.  No more than 4 credits of CJ 191 and/or CJ 298 may be applied toward this degree. CJ 191 and CJ 298 do not apply toward the major in the bachelor’s degree.

2.  This degree requires an overall 2.0 GPA.

3.   All criminal justice courses used in the major require a minimum grade of "C".