2020-2021 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

HMDV 10051st YEAR SUCCESS

1

ENGL 1010ENGLISH COMPOSITION I

3

MATH 1000PROBLEM SOLVING

3

US & WYOMING CONSTITUTION

3

CRMJ 1001INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE

3

FOREIGN LANGUAGE

4

Total Credit Hours:17
Freshman Year - Fall Semester Notes:
  • In addition to ENGL 1010, students may be required to also take ENGL 1011 (2 credits) due to placement, adding 2 additional credits to their graduation total.
  • MATH 1000 or higher.
  • US & Wyoming Constitution can be fulfilled by U.S. to 1865 (HIST 1211), U.S. From 1865 (HIST 1221), Wyoming History (HIST 1251) or American & Wyoming Government (POLS 1000).
  • Foreign Language: Students may take any language to fulfill this requirement, as long as the 1-year sequence is completed.

Freshman Year - Spring Semester

ENGL 1020ENGLISH COMPOSITION II

3

LAB SCIENCE

4

FOREIGN LANGUAGE

4

APPLIED ARTS ELECTIVE

3

CRMJ 2685RESEARCH METHODS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE

3

Total Credit Hours:17

Freshman Year - Spring Semester Notes:

  • Lab Science: BIOL1010/11, GEOL 1100/01, CHEM 1000/01 are the preferred choices, yet BIOL 1003/04 may also fulfill this requirement for those transferring to University of Wyoming.
  • Foreign Language: See text under Freshman Year - Fall Semester Notes.
  • Applied Arts: Select from ART 1005, ART 1150, COMM 1070, COMM 2010, COMM 2110, and ENGL 2005.
  • Sophomore Year - Fall Semester

    STAT 2070STATISTICS FOR SOCIAL SCIENCE

    4

    OR

    STAT 2050FUNDAMENTALS OF STATISTICS

    4

    APPROVED ELECTIVE

    3

    APPROVED ANTHROPOLOGY COURSE

    2-3

    CRMJ 2400CRIMINOLOGY

    3

    CRMJ 2210CRIMINAL LAW

    3

    Total Credit Hours:15-16

    Sophomore Year - Fall Semester Notes:

  • Elective courses must be 1000 level or higher.
  • Anthropology course may be selected from ANTH 1100, ANTH 1200, or ANTH 1300
  • Sophomore Year - Spring Semester

    APPROVED SOCIAL SCIENCE COURSE

    3

    OR

    APPROVED HUMANITIES COURSE

    3

    APPROVED ELECTIVE

    3

    MAJOR AREA COURSES

    6

    SOC 1000SOCIOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES

    3

    Total Credit Hours:15
    Sophomore Year - Spring Semester Notes:
  • Approved SocSci or Humanities (Diversity): Students may select from COMM 1030, ANTH 2210, ENGL 2340, HIST 2290, SOC 1080, or SOC 2350.
  • Elective courses must be 1000 level or higher.
  • Major Area Courses (Criminal Justice): Students may select from CRMJ 2155, CRMJ 2420, CRMJ 2450, and CRMJ 2550.

     

  • Total Credit Hours: 64-65