2017-2018 Catalog

Criminal Justice, Associate of Arts

No matter how the workplace may change in the future, there will always be a need for Criminal Justice Professionals.  The Criminal Justice AA prepares students to transfer to a University in the best position for an on time graduation.  Students will study how the American Criminal Justice System functions, why crime occurs, and have opportunities to study policing, juveniles, criminal law, investigations, and victimology.  Students may craft their AA to coincide with their particular interests in the field whether that is in corrections, law, victim assistance, emergency management, or law enforcement.  Students who do not wish to transfer to a University can still work in the field of policing and corrections after the completion of this well-rounded AA degree. Students can opt to choose the AAS in Law Enforcement which is designed for students who wish to complete a two year degree, with no intention to transfer to a four year institution, and immediately work in the field. The AAS is designed to prepare the student for the workplace in law enforcement or corrections.  This department also features a certificate in Emergency Management. This fully online 21-credit program allows the student to study the basics involved in the management of disasters and emergencies. All faculty members who instruct in these programs have extensive personal experience in the field. 

Degree Requirements

Freshman Year - Fall Semester

CRMJ 2120INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE

3

ENGL 1010ENGLISH COMPOSITION I

3

MATH 1000PROBLEM SOLVING

3

SPAN 1010FIRST YEAR SPANISH I

4

COMM 1010INTRODUCTION TO SPEECH

3

HMDV 10051st YEAR SUCCESS

1

Total Credit Hours:17

 

Freshman Year - Spring Semester

CRMJ 2400CRIMINOLOGY

3

ENGL 2005TECHNICAL WRITING

3

POLS 1000AMERICAN & WYOMING GOVERNMENT

3

SPAN 1020FIRST YEAR SPANISH II

4

SOC 1000SOCIOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES

3

Total Credit Hours:16

 

Sophomore Year - Fall Semester

CRMJ 2210CRIMINAL LAW I

3

SOC 2350RACE & ETHNIC RELATIONS

3

STAT 2070STATISTICS FOR SOCIAL SCIENCE

4

EMGT 1500PRINCIPLES OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

3

LAB SCIENCE

4

Total Credit Hours:17

 

Sophomore Year - Spring Semester

ANTH 1200INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY

3

COMM 1050CONFLICT MANAGEMENT & MEDIATION

3

EMT 1695EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES SPECIAL OPERATIONS

3

CRMJ 1015HOMELAND SECURITY:

3

THEA 1100ACTING

3

HMDV 2411ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENT

0

Total Credit Hours:15

 

Total Credit Hours: 65