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  • Criminal Justice

    Associate Degree in Criminal Justice

    If you're interested in serving society and supporting the cause of justice, then a career in criminal justice might be for you.

    An associate degree in Criminal Justice from Dean College offers excellent preparation for fields like law enforcement, corrections, probation and parole, juvenile justice, research, education, child welfare and government.

    You'll work closely with dedicated faculty members who have real-world experience as attorneys, police officers and corrections professionals. Beyond the classroom, you'll explore careers through a wide range of activities.

    And when you graduate, you'll be ready to transfer successfully to a four-year program in criminal justice, legal studies or a similar course of study.

    Course Sequence

    Criminal Justice

    MAJOR (24 credits) Credits
    CRM 110
    Introduction to Criminal Justice
    3
    CRM 205
    Criminology: Theories of Crime
    3
    CRM 213
    Corrections
    3
    CRM 218
    Law Enforcement and Society
    3
    CRM 231
    Courts and Criminal Procedure
    3
    SOC 113
    Introduction to Sociology
    3
    PSY 111
    General Psychology
    3
    MTH 130
    Introductory Statistics
    3
    CORE (28 credits) Credits
    ENG 111
    Composition I
    3
    ENG 112
    Composition II
    3
    SPC 101
    Communication Fundamentals
    3
    MTH 150
    Foundations of Quantitative Reasoning
    3
    BIO 180
    Human Biology
    4
    ART ELECTIVE
    Core Distribution Arts Elective
    3
    HUMANITIES ELECTIVE
    Humanities Elective
    3
    NATURAL SCIENCE AND MATH ELECTIVE
    Natural Sciences and Mathematics Elective
    3
    SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE
    Social Sciences Elective
    3
    ELECTIVES (9 credits) Credits
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    Elective - Open
    3
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    Elective - Open
    3
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    Elective - Open
    3
    TOTAL CREDITS: 61 Credits
    Students are strongly advised to take Social Issues in Literature (ENG 217), American Government (POL 211), Biology (BIO 151), Ethics (PHL 115) or U.S. History (HIS 111, 112 or 160) as electives. Credits

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