Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice

Associate of Arts Degree with Designation

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The Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice is designed for students intending to transfer to a four-year school and pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. The Statewide Transfer Agreement will allow students to transfer to a Colorado public four-year school and complete their degree with an additional 60 credit hours.

Courses marked with an asterisk [*] are not currently offered at PPCC.

Content criteria, competencies, and student learning outcomes associated with the general education courses required for this degree can be found on the Colorado Department of Higher Education website.

Written Communication

Six (6) credit hours

ENG 121

English Composition I: CO1

3

ENG 122

English Composition II: CO2

3

OR

 

 

ENG 122

English Composition II: CO2

(3)

ENG 201

English Composition III: CO3

(3)

or

 

 

HIS 265

Writing About History: CO3

(3)

Mathematics

Three-four (3-4) credit hours

  • GT - One GT Pathways course (GT-MA1) prefer MAT 135, except:
    • University of Colorado, Colorado Springs prefers MAT 120
    • Colorado Mesa University requires either MAT 120 or MAT 121
    • University of Northern Colorado requires MAT 135

Arts and Humanities

Six (6) credit hours. Full list of requirements.

  • GT - Two GT Pathways Arts and Humanities courses from two different categories(AH1, AH2, AH3, AH4)

History

Three (3) credit hours. Full list of requirements.

  • GT - One GT Pathways History course (HI1)

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Six (6) credit hours. Full list of requirements.

SOC 101

Introduction to Sociology I: SS3

3

AND

  • GT - One GT Pathways Social and Behavioral Sciences course (SS3)

Natural and Physical Sciences

Seven-eight (7-8) credit hours. Full list of requirements.

  • GT - Two GT Pathways Natural and Physical Sciences courses (SC1). One of these courses must have the required Laboratory (GT-SC1)

Additional Required Course

Twenty-seven (27) credit hours

Please note: if these credits are not required for the major at a receiving four-year institution, they will be applied to the Bachelor’s degree as elective credit towards graduation. Please check with the receiving institution to determine in which way these courses will be applied.

COM 115

Public Speaking

3

or

 

 

COM 125

Interpersonal Communication

(3)

CRJ 110

Introduction to Criminal Justice: SS3

3

CRJ 125

Policing Systems

3

CRJ 145

Correctional Process

3

Choose two (2) courses from the following

CRJ 127

Crime Scene Investigation

3

CRJ 135

Judicial Function

3

CRJ 205

Principles of Criminal Law

3

CRJ 209

Criminal Investigation I

3

CRJ 230

Criminology

3

CRJ 231

Introduction to Forensic Science & Criminalistics

3

CRJ 235

Delinquent Behavior

3

CRJ 236

Criminal Justice Research Methods

3

CRJ 257

Victimology

3

CRJ 268

Criminal Profiling

3

Choose three (3) courses from the following

If these courses are applied to this second section of the Prescribed Curriculum (Additional Required Courses) for credit, they may not be applied to the first section of the Prescribed Curriculum (General Education Requirements) for credit.

ANT 201

Introduction to Forensic Anthropology: SS3

3

CNG 258*

Computer Forensics

3

COM 217

Group Communication

3

COM 225

Organizational Communication

3

POS 111

American Government: SS1

3

POS 125

American State & Local Government: SS1

3

PSY 207*

Introduction to Forensic Psychology

3

PSY 217

Human Sexuality: SS3

3

PSY 226

Social Psychology: SS3

3

PSY 249

Abnormal Psychology: SS3

3

SOC 231

The Sociology of Deviant Behavior: SS3

3

Electives

Zero-two (0-2) credit hours selected from the AA approved course list.

Total Credit Hours

60

Additional information available on the Criminal Justice Department website at www.ppcc.edu/crj.