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Criminal Justice - Associate of Science - CJ23 Degree

Program Description: The Associate of Science Degree in Criminal Justice is a sequence of courses that provides a solid foundation in general education and criminal justice that prepares students for entry-level employment in a variety of law enforcement fields. The sequence of courses also allows graduates of this program to transfer the coursework to a four year institution. Upon graduation from the Associate of Science in Criminal Justice program, students must seek external certification from the Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Council to be employable as police officers.

**The AS in Criminal Justice Degree provides students the opportunity to transfer to Valdosta State University to complete their Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice.**

Locations Offered:
Valdosta

Requirements:

  • Submit a completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or High School Equivalency transcript or college transcripts showing successful completion of 60+ semester credits or 72+ quarter credits
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable
  • Present acceptable ACCUPLACER, ACT, ASSET, COMPASS, PSAT, or SAT scores or GED score of 145 or higher or have one of the following: an associate degree or higher or have a HOPE GPA of 2.6 after the completion of 10th grade. Documentation on a college transcript of successful completion of appropriate courses from a regionally accredited college or university may be accepted in lieu of test scores.
Curriculum
General Core Courses 67
Area I - Language Arts/Communication (9 Hours) 9
ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
ENGL 1102 Literature and Composition 3
SPCH 1101 Public Speaking 3
Area II - Social/Behavior Science - Complete 18 Hours 18
POLS 1101 American Government 3
SOCI 1101 Introduction to Sociology 3
PSYC 1101 Introductory Psychology 3
Choose Two of the Following (6 Hours) 6
ECON 1101 Principles of Economics 3
ECON 2105 Macroeconomics 3
HIST 1111 World History I 3
HIST 1112 World History II 3
Choose One of the Following (3 Hours) 3
HIST 2111 U.S. History I 3
HIST 2112 U.S. History II 3
Area III - Natural Sciences/Mathematics - Complete 14 Hours 14
MATH 1111 College Algebra 3
MATH 1127 Introduction to Statistics 3
XXXX xxxx - Complete Two Natural Science Lecture and Lab (8 Hours) 8
Area IV - Humanities/Fine Arts - Choose Two of the Following (6 hours) 6
ENGL 2130 American Literature 3
Choose One of the Following (3 Hours) 3
ARTS 1101 Art Appreciation 3
HUMN 1101 Introduction to Humanities 3
Occupational Courses 15
CRJU 1010 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CRJU 1400 Ethics/Cultural Perspectives for Criminal Justice 3
CRJU 2500 Written Communication in Criminal Justice 3
Choose Two of the Following (6 Hours) 6
CRJU 1030 Corrections 3
CRJU 1040 Principles of Law Enforcement 3
CRJU 1068 Criminal Law for Criminal Justice 3

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