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Criminal Justice Studies

Award: Associate of Science
Total Credits for Award: 60.00

Admission Requirements:

Students are accepted into this program for fall, spring and summer semester.

Courses in this program require achievement of the following program admission requirements:

  • Reading: To enroll in these program courses, students must have successfully completed READ 0200 or ESOL 0052 or be declared ready to enroll in READ 1300 on the basis of their reading placement test scores.
  • Writing: To enroll in these program courses, students must have successfully completed ENGL 0900 or ESOL 0051 or be declared ready to enroll in ENGL 1110 or ENGA 1110 on the basis of their writing assessment test scores.

MnTC Goal Area courses in this program may have different required placements and prerequisites, please see individual course requirements.


Description:

Minneapolis College’s Criminal Justice Studies program provides you with a broad professional education in the criminal justice system, including an understanding of how the police, courts and corrections departments operate and work together. The curriculum equips you to understand the causes of and means to prevent crime and to work effectively in the criminal justice field.




COURSE REQUIREMENTS: FIRST SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 COUN 1500

 Drugs in the Community

 3.00

 CMST 1010

 Interpersonal Communication

 3.00

 ENGL 1110 or ENGA 1110

 College Composition

 3.00

 PHIL 1171

 Ethics

 3.00

 LAWE 1215      

 Police and Community

 3.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 

 15.00





COURSE REQUIREMENTS: SECOND SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

  TITLE

 CREDITS

 CMST 2012

 Intercultural Communication

 3.00

 ENGL 1111

 Research and Composition for Change

 3.00

 LAWE 1220

 Juvenile Justice

 3.00

 LAWE 1250

 Introduction to Corrections

 3.00

 PSYC 1100

 Or

 PSYC 1110

 Applying Psychology

 Or

 General Psychology

 3.00

 Or

 4.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 

 15.00-16.00





COURSE REQUIREMENTS: THIRD SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 SOCI 1105

 Introduction to Sociology

 3.00

 SOCI 2145

 American Minority Relations

 3.00

 SOCI 2155

 Introduction to Criminal Justice

 3.00

 PSCI 2000

 Constitutional Law

 3.00

 General Education 

 Choose any course from any of the MnTC Goal Areas

 3.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 

 15.00





COURSE REQUIREMENTS: FOURTH SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 SOCI 2115

 Family Violence

 3.00

 General Education 

 Choose any course from any of the MnTC Goal Areas

 3.00

 General Education  Electives

 Choose 3 courses from the General Elective courses listed below

 9.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 

 15.00

Program Elective Courses (9 Credits):

To complete the Criminal Justice Studies A.S. degree, students are required to successfully complete nine credits of program elective coursework. These nine credits can be selected from any of the courses listed below.

General Education Courses (6 Credits):

To complete the Criminal Justice Studies A.S. degree, students are required to successfully complete six additional general education credits outside the program requirements listed below. *CSCI 1100 and *HLSC 1000 cannot be used to satisfy the general education requirement, but can be used to meet the required program electives outlined above.

*HLSC 1000 is no longer offered.

Students seeking the A.S. degree in Criminal Justice must complete coursework in six of the 10 MnTC Goal Areas. Within the General Education coursework, students must complete a minimum of three credits in MnTC Goal Area 1, and a minimum or three credits from MnTC Goal Areas 7, 8, 9 or 10.

Program Elective and General Education Elective Course List

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 ANTH 1105

 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

 3.00

 AMST 1132

 Ethnic America

 3.00

 CHEM 1145

 Forensic Science 1

 3.00

 *CSCI 1100

 Introduction to Computers

 3.00

 *HLSC 1000

 Introduction to Homeland Security

 3.00

 HLTH 2249

 Emergency Medical Responder

 3.00

 PHED 1180

 Fitness Intensity Training

 1.00

 PSCI 1102

 State and Local Government

 3.00

 PSYC 2250

 Abnormal Psychology

 3.00

 PSYC 2260

 Social Psychology

 3.00

 SOCI 1106

 Sociology of Deviance

 3.00

 WOST 2211

 Women’s Response to Violence

 3.00

All students pursuing this award should work closely with their advisor to ensure proper selection of required program courses, if applicable program electives, required Minnesota Transfer Curriculum courses, and MnTC electives. You are expected to meet with your advisor on a regular basis to ensure courses are taken in an order that will lead to efficient and successful completion of the required coursework.