Criminal Justice

Degree: Associate in Applied Science

NOTE: This degree is for those people who specifically want a two-year criminal justice degree or plan on transferring to Ferris State University to complete a four-year degree in criminal justice. If you wish to transfer to another four-year program, please contact your advisor to determine specific course requirements at the receiving institution prior to selecting options/electives.

This degree can be used to enable persons who are already employed to move up to a midlevel position with their current employer.

Prerequisites

  • You will need to demonstrate proficiencies in reading, mathematics and English based on SMC assessment tests, ACT or SAT scores, or by taking the recommended classes.
  • Some of the courses in this curriculum have specific prerequisites. These are described in the course descriptions.

General Education Requirements

The general education courses listed for this degree require a C (2.0) or better for graduation. See "General Education Requirements" for more information and full listing of all general education courses.

Courses

Some of the courses in this curriculum must be taken in a prescribed sequence because of prerequisite requirements. The listing that follows is a suggested sequence of courses for full-time students. If you are a part-time student or have transferred courses from another college, you should plan to complete the courses listed under Semester I before taking the courses listed under Semester II and so forth.

Course Credits

Semester I

  • Intro to Business
  • Contemporary Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Intro to Criminal Justice
  • Freshman English II
  • Freshman English II w Workshop
  • Principles of Sociology

Semester II

  • Human Biology
  • Intro to Corrections
  • Freshman English III
  • American Government

Semester III

  • Intro to U.S. Legal Systems
  • Supervision-Management in CJ
  • Environmental Science
  • General Psychology
  • Minority Groups in America

Semester IV Credits

  • Intro to Law Enforcement
  • Delinquency Prevention-Control
  • Intro to Computer Technology
  • Fundamentals of Public Speaking
  • Intro to Non-Western Civilization

Degree: Criminal Justice (Corrections, Probation, & Parole)

Semester III

  • Conflict Management in Corr.
  • Correctional Institutions
  • Environmental Science
  • General Psychology
  • Minority Groups in America

Semester IV Credits

  • Intro to Law Enforcement
  • Correctional Clients
  • Legal Issues in Corrections
  • Fundamentals of Public Speaking
  • Intro to Non-Western Civilization
Program taught in:
English

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