2018-2019 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

APPROVED MATH COURSE

3

APPROVED APPLIED ART OR COMMUNICATION COURSE

3

APPROVED HUMANITIES COURSE

3-4

HMDV 10051st YEAR SUCCESS

1

Total Credit Hours:16-17
Freshman Year - Fall Semester Notes:
  • Approved Math Course can be fulfilled by Problem Solving (MATH 1000) or College Algebra (MATH 1400).
  • Approved Applied Art or Communication Course can be fulfilled by Public Speaking (COMM 2010), Nonverbal Communication (COMM 2110), Ceramics I (ART 2410), or Acting (THEA 1100).
  • Approved Humanities Course can be fulfilled by First Year Spanish I (SPAN 1010), Interpersonal Communication (COMM 1030), American Sign Language I (ASL 1200), Introduction to Mass Media (COMM 1000), or Conflict Management & Mediation (COMM 1050).
  • Freshman Year - Spring Semester

    CRMJ 2400CRIMINOLOGY

    3

    ENGL 2005TECHNICAL WRITING

    3

    POLS 1000AMERICAN & WYOMING GOVERNMENT

    3

    APPROVED COMMUNICATION COURSE

    3

    SOC 1000SOCIOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES

    3

    CMAP 1500COMPUTER KEYBOARDING

    1

    Total Credit Hours:16-17

    Freshman Year - Spring Semester Notes:

  • Approved Humanities Course can be fulfilled by First Year Spanish II (SPAN 1020), Interpersonal Communication (COMM 1030), Introduction to Human Communication (COMM 1040), or American Sign Language II (ASL 1220).
  • Sophomore Year - Fall Semester

    CRMJ 2210CRIMINAL LAW I

    3

    SOC 2350RACE & ETHNIC RELATIONS

    3

    BIOL 1003CURRENT ISSUES IN BIOLOGY

    4

    APPROVED EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT COURSE

    3

    STATISTICS COURSE

    4

    Total Credit Hours:17

    Sophomore Year - Fall Semester Notes:

  • Approved Emergency Management Course can be fulfilled by Principles of Emergency Mangement (EMGT 1500), Emergency Planning for Disaster (EMGT 1530), Emergency Operations Center (EMGT 1630), Emergency Resource Management (EMGT 1650), Disaster Exercise Design & Evaluation (EMGT 2610), or Disaster Resource & Recovery Operations (EMGT 2640).
  • Statistics Course can be fulfilled by Fundamentals of Statistics (STAT 2050) or Statistics for Social Science (STAT 2070).
  • Sophomore Year - Spring Semester

    ANTH 1200INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY

    3

    CRMJ 1015HOMELAND SECURITY:

    3

    DIRECTLY RELATED ELECTIVES

    6

    EMERGENCY RESPONSE COURSE

    3

    HMDV 2411ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENT

    0

    Total Credit Hours:15
    Sophomore Year - Spring Semester Notes:
  • Directly Related Electives can be fulfilled by Community Relations (CRMJ 1550), Introduction to Law Enforcement (CRMJ 1900), Report Writing for the Criminal Justice Field (CRMJ 1905), Victimology (CRMJ 2150), Juvenile Justice (CRMJ 2420), Criminal Investigation (CRMJ 2550), Crisis Intervention Management (CRMJ 2580), or Drugs & Criminal Justice (CRMJ 2590).
  • Emergency Response Course can be fulfilled by Emergency Planning for Disaster (EMGT 1530), Emergency Resource Management (EMGT 1650), or Disaster Resource & Recovery Operations (EMGT 2640).

  • Total Credit Hours: 64-66