Associate in Applied Science - Criminal Justice

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Program Description

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
Last updated January 2018

About the School

Since joining the ranks of other prestigious Michigan colleges in 1964, Southwestern Michigan College has continually expanded its curriculum and now offers more than 30 Associate degrees. Accredited ... Read More

Since joining the ranks of other prestigious Michigan colleges in 1964, Southwestern Michigan College has continually expanded its curriculum and now offers more than 30 Associate degrees. Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Southwestern Michigan College is also a member of the American Association of Community Colleges. Read less
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