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Criminal Justice Transfer Pathway

Award: Associate of Science
Total Credits for Award: 60.00

Admission Requirements:

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

The required MnTC Goal Area courses in the Criminal Justice Transfer Pathway, AS degree may have required placements and or prerequisites, please see individual course requirements.

Students who choose to take Law Enforcement (LAWE) courses as their electives for the award will need to achieve the following minimum placements:


Description:

The Criminal Justice Transfer Pathway A.S. offers students a powerful option: the opportunity to complete an Associate of Science degree with course credits that directly transfer to designated Criminal Justice bachelor’s degree programs at Minnesota State universities*. The curriculum has been specifically designed so that students completing this pathway degree and transferring to one of the seven Minnesota State universities enter the university with junior-year status. All courses in the Transfer Pathway associate degree will directly transfer and apply to the designated bachelor’s degree programs in a related field.

The 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.

*This transfer pathway in Associate of Science in Criminal Justice will transfer to the following majors:

Bemidji State University: Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Emphasis

Metropolitan State University-Criminal Justice, B.A.

Minnesota State University, Mankato-Criminal Justice, B.S.

Minnesota State University, Moorhead-Criminal Justice, B.A.

St. Cloud State University-Criminal Justice, B.A.




COURSE REQUIREMENTS: FIRST SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 CMST 1010

 Interpersonal Communication

 3.00 

 ENGL 1110 or ENGA 1110

 English Composition

 3.00

 LAWE 2155

 Introduction to Criminal Justice

 3.00 

 PSYC 1110

 General Psychology

 4.00

 PHIL 1171

 Ethics

 3.00

 

                   TOTAL CREDITS: 

 16.00  





COURSE REQUIREMENTS: SECOND SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 CMST 2012

 Intercultural Communication

 3.00 

 ENGL 1111

 Research and Composition for Change

 3.00

 WGSS 1101

 Or

 SOCI 1106

 Introduction to Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies

 Or

 Sociology of Deviance

 3.00

 AMST 1132

 Ethnic America

 3.00

 PSYC 2260

 Or

 SOCI 1105

 Social Psychology

 Or

 Introduction to Sociology 

 3.00

 

                                                     TOTAL CREDITS: 

  15.00





COURSE REQUIREMENTS: THIRD SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 CHEM 1145

 Forensic Science 1

 4.00

 MATH 1140

 Introductory Statistics

 4.00 

 PSCI 1137

 Environment, Politics and Society

 3.00 

 SOCI 2115

 Family Violence

 3.00 

 SOCI 2145

 American Minority Relations

 3.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 

 17.00  





COURSE REQUIREMENTS: FOURTH SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 MnTC Goal Area 3

 Choose any MnTC Goal Area 3 course other than Chemistry. The course must have a traditional lab or a lab-like experience

 3.00 

 General Education

 Choose any MnTC Goal Area course, WGSS 2211 Resisting Gender Violence is recommended

 3.00 

 Choose Two Courses from the following list:

 COUN 1500

 *LAWE 1215

 *LAWE 1220

 LAWE 1250

 SOCI 1106

 WGSS 1101

 Drugs and the Community

 Police and Community

 Juvenile Justice

 Introduction to Corrections

 Sociology of Deviance (If not already taken)

 Introduction to Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies (If not already taken)

 6.00 

 

 TOTAL CREDITS:

 12.00  

*Students who are interested in pursuing a Law Enforcement Major in addition to the Criminal Justice AS-Transfer Pathway should take LAWE 1215 and LAWE 1220.

General Education:

To complete the Criminal Justice Transfer Pathway, students must complete the 40 credit Minnesota Transfer Curriculum. By taking the required and recommended courses in the Criminal Justice Transfer Pathway students will satisfy the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum.