A.A.S./Criminal Justice

 Human Resources

Intended Program Outcomes:

The coursework for this two-year program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for entry-level employment in the areas of law enforcement, courts, and corrections.  The competition for jobs in the field of criminal justice is intense; a college education is almost always a minimum requirement for the application process. The degree utilizes an interdisciplinary approach, including criminological, sociological, and psychological coursework.  The Learning experiences in this program are designed to assist the student in realizing the following outcomes:

  • Identify historical and philosophical evolution of theories explaining criminal and delinquent behavior.
  • Identify the historical and philosophical evolution of law enforcement, courts, and correctional systems in the American criminal justice system.
  • Describe and relate the constitutional rights and responsibilities of citizens, offenders, and victims as they apply to state, federal and procedural laws.
  • Identify the characteristics of professional integrity and ethical standards for criminal justice professionals.
  • Understand the legal responsibilities of criminal justice professionals as they relate to cultural diversity and establishing positive community relations.
  • Demonstrate competence in core skill areas and in written and oral communication, problem-solving, and critical thinking.

Employment opportunities may include law enforcement, courts, and adult or juvenile corrections. Graduates may also find employment in insurance adjustment, dispatch, court hearings, public or private security, and license inspection with the Department of Motor Vehicles or as technicians in a number of other local, state, and federal criminal justice agencies.


TERM 1  
CJ100 Introduction to Criminal Justice
CJ101 Careers in Criminal Justice
WR121 English Composition 4
BA104 Business Mathematics (or higher)
or MTH095 Intermediate Algebra (or higher)
TERM 1 Total: 14
TERM 2  
CJ110 Police Systems and Practices 3
CJ120 American Court Systems and Practices 3
GS111 Physical Science/Forensic Science 4
or Science with Laboratory Course  (4)
WR227 Technical Report Writing 4
or WR122 English Composition  (4)
  TERM 2 Total: 14
TERM 3  
CJ132 Probation and Parole: Systems and Practices 3
COM111 Fundamentals of Speech (or higher)  4
CJ130 Correctional Systems and Practices 3
ANTH103 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 4
CS120 Concepts of Computing 4
   TERM 3 Total: 18
TERM 4  
PSY201 General Psychology 4
SOC204 General Sociology 4
CJ Electives
CJ200 Theories of Crime and Delinquency 3
  TERM 4 Total: 14
TERM 5  
CJ201 Juvenile Justice  3
SOC205 General Sociology 4
CJ220 Criminal Law 3
CJ212 Criminal Investigation  3
PSY202 General Psychology 4
   TERM 5 Total: 17
TERM 6  
SOC213 Minorities 4
CJ214 Criminal Jutice Report Writing 3
CJ227 Ethics in Criminal Justice 3
CJ222 Procedural Law 3

TERM 6 Total: 13


(Information based on the 2013-14 BMCC Academic Catalog)

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