Criminal Justice (AS)

The Associate of Science degree in Criminal Justice degree provides a comprehensive preparation for careers in various areas of the criminal justice system as well as preparation for a four-year degree in criminal justice, such as, probation or parole officers or pre-law.

Specialized Career Program Requirements: (24-28 cr)

CIM 1201

Information Technology Concepts & Business Software 1 (3)

or CSCI 1100

Fundamentals of Computers (4)

HLTH 1106

Drug Use and Abuse (3)

HLTH 2209

Emergency Medical Responder (3)

or EMT Certification

POLS 2250

Constitutional Law (3)

SOC 2112

Criminology (3)

or SOC 2125

Social Deviance (3)

SOC 2130

Intro to Criminal Justice (3)

SOC 2131

Juvenile Justice (3)

SOC 2132

Police and Community (3)

SOC 2134

Corrections (3)

General Education Requirements: (34-35 cr)

COMM 1111

Interpersonal Communication (3)

COMM 1131

Intercultural Communication (3)

ENGC 1101

Freshman Composition (4)

ENGC 1102

Technical Writing (3)

PHIL 1103

Ethics (3)

PSYC 1110

Introduction to Psychology (4)

or SOC 2108

Social Psychology (3)

SOC 1104

Introduction to Sociology (3)

SOC 2110

American Minority Relations (3)

SOC 2114

Families in Crisis (3)

Complete at least 3 credits from MnTC Goal 6.

Complete at least 3 credits from Goal 3 or 4.

Recommended Electives: (to reach 60 credit degree requirement)

EXSC 1129

Fitness for Life (2)

PSYC 2200

Abnormal Psychology (3)

SOC 2096

Internship in Sociology (2-4)