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A.S. CJ Administration


Spring 2014: In 1995, the two year Associate of Science (A.S.) degree in criminal justice administration was approved. The AS degree in CJA consists of 18 credit hours of required core courses and 12 credit hours of electives. The required core courses cover the major areas of criminal justice administration. Elective courses represent areas of particular interest (i.e. Criminal Justice Policy, Violent Criminal Behavior, Crime and Delinquency Prevention, Criminal Justice Ethics, etc.) Many of our courses are offered under the "Special Topics" designation. For more information on Criminal Justice Administration, visit the undergraduate catalog. For course descriptions, Click here.

 

Program Requirements

Take the following 6 courses:

CJA 1100 - Introduction to Criminal Justice
CJA 2200 - Survey of Policing
CJA 2201 - Survey of Corrections

Take one course from the PSC prefix (3 credits)
Take one course from the PSY prefix (3 credits)
Take one course from the SOC prefix (3 credits)

Electives

Take 12 credits (4 courses) from the following list:

CJA 3262 - Investigation and Interrogation
CJA 2225 - Introduction to Criminology
CJA 3301 - Industrial Security
CJA 3354 - Criminal Law
CJA 3355 - Constitutional Criminal Procedure
CJA 3357 - Correctional Strategies
CJA 3365 - Criminal Justice Policy
CJA 3395 - Delinquency and the Juvenile Justice System 
CJA 4401 - Advanced Industrial Security
CJA 4425 - Criminal Justice Ethics
CJA 4453 - Police Organization and Administration
CJA 4475 - Serial Murder
CJA 4496 - Selected Topics (see below for list)
CJA 4497 - Independent Study

Selected Topics courses include:

  • Crime and Delinquency Prevention
  • Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice
  • Terrorism
  • Comparative Criminal Justice Systems
  • Violent Criminal Behavior
  • Probation and Parole

Total Semester Hours: 30