In addition to the College’s general requirements for an Associate’s degree, the Criminal Justice concentration focuses on underlying deviance and crime as defined by current societal norms, and remedies both within the traditional criminal justice system and alternative programming including restorative justice practices.
A.A. Degree in Criminal Justice (7 courses)
Core: (4 courses)
- PS 111 American Government or PS 241 American Legal System
- SO 103 Introduction to Criminal Justice
- SO 255 Rethinking Justice: Restorative and Rehabilitative Practices
- SPS 220 Local Action-Global Change or SO 201 Social Problems
Electives: (select any 3)
Students who are planning to take 300-level electives should speak to their advisors to discuss their course choices and to make sure prerequisites are in place.
200-300 Level Electives
- PS 220/320 Criminal Law
- PS 252/352 Constitutional Criminal Procedure
- PY 250/350 Forensic Psychology
- SO 215 Prisons and Society
- SO 252 Crime and Delinquency