AAS Criminal Justice Degree

Associate of Applied Science degree: This degree is designed for those students who wish to pursue a career in law enforcement or corrections. Most city and state law enforcement and correctional facilities require a high school diploma or GED. In Oregon, the competition for these jobs is intense. A college education is almost always a minimum requirement for the application process.

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE (93 CREDITS)

GENERAL EDUCATION/FOUNDATIONAL REQUIREMENTS1
Health and Human Performance2 3
MTH 20 Pre Algebra (or higher) 4
SP 218 Interpersonal Communication 3
WR 121 English Composition 4

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS1
CJ 100 Survey of the Criminal Justice System 3
CJ 101 Introduction to Criminology 4
CJ 120 Judicial Process 3
CJ 153 Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice 3
CJ 243 Drugs and Crime in Society 3
CJ 253 Corrections 4
CJ 201 Introduction to Juvenile Justice 3
CJ 280 Co-op Work Experience Criminal Justice 2
CJ Electives3 15-18

OTHER REQUIRED COURSES
PSY 233 Psychology of Violence and Aggression 4
Two (2) courses with a PSY prefix 8
SOC 201 Introduction to Sociology 4
Any social science course (no CJ Prefix) 4
ED 265 Children at Risk 3

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Students should take all of the above plus enough additional coursework to reach the 93 minimum credits required for the AAS degree.