Criminal Justice: AS
An Associate of Science Degree in Criminal Justice provides you with the skills and knowledge needed to begin a career in a criminal justice career as well as all of the general education requirements needed to transfer to a university program.
Criminal Justice offers students a wide variety of career paths in such areas as law enforcement, courts, criminalistics (crime labs and investigations), law, juvenile law and corrections.
The degree requires students have a substantial understanding of the criminal justice system in general. It reflects the realities and concerns of society and draws from a wide variety of academic disciplines such as political science, psychology, history and sociology.
General Education Requirements
MATH 1030 - Quantitative Reasoning 3 cr. (or higher level math class)
Social Science (BSS)
CJ 1010 - Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 cr.
American Institutions (BAI)
HIST 1700 - American Civilization, 3 cr. - or-
USU 1300 - U.S. Institutions 3 cr.
Creative Arts (BCA)
Life Science (BLS)
Physical Science (BPS)
Criminal Justice Courses
Criminal Justice Electives (choose 9 cr.)
CJ 1070 - Law Enforcement/Corrections Academy I 3 cr.
CJ 1080 - Law Enforcement/Corrections Academy II 3 cr.
CJ 1090 - Introduction to Law Enforcement 3 cr.
CJ 1300 - Introduction to Corrections 3 cr.
CJ 1350 - Introduction to Forensic Science 3 cr.
CJ 1355 - Crime Scene Processing 3 cr.
CJ 1360 - Crime Scene Academy 3 cr.
CJ 2110 - Security 3 cr.
CJ 2330 - Juvenile Justice 3 cr.
CJ 2340 - Survey of Criminal Procedure 3 cr.
CJ 2360 - Juvenile Law and Procedures 3 cr.
CJ 2370 - Child Abuse and Neglect 3 cr.
CJ 2860 - Criminal Justice Field Experience 3 cr.
CJ 2977 - Cooperative Education 1-3 cr.
CJ 2988 - Special Problems 1-3 cr.
Printable Degree Plan: Criminal Justice - AS, Degree Sheet
Apply to Utah State University
Meet placement requirements for Math and English.
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This degree will qualify you for employment in the following areas:
- Police Officer
- Correctional Officer
- Law Clerk
- Juvenile Detention
- Park Ranger
- Evidence Technician
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