Associate of Arts Degree - Criminal Justice Designation

  Course Requirements 

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
COM 115 Public Speaking 3
or COM 125 Interpersonal Communication 
CRJ 110 Introduction to Criminal Justice: GT-SS3 1 3
ENG 121 English Composition I : GT-CO1 1,2 3
MAT 135 Intro to Statistics: GT-MA1 1,3 3
Guaranteed Transfer Arts & Humanities course (GT-AH1, GT-AH2, GT-AH3, GT-AH4) 4 3
 Subtotal15
Second Semester
CRJ 125 Policing Systems 3
CRJ 145 Correctional Process 3
ENG 122 English Composition II: GT-CO2 2 3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology I: GT-SS3 3
Guaranteed Transfer Natural & Physical Sciences (GT-SC1, GT-SC2) 5 4
 Subtotal16
Third Semester
CRJ xxx 6 3
CRJ xxx 6 3
Guaranteed Transfer Natural & Physical Sciences (GT-SC1, GT-SC2) 5 4
Elective 3
Guaranteed Transfer Arts & Humanities course (GT-AH1, GT-AH2, GT-AH3, GT-AH4) 4 3
 Subtotal16
Fourth Semester
Guaranteed Transfer History Course (GT-HI1) 3
Guaranteed Transfer Social & Behavioral Sciences (GT-SS3) 3
Elective 3
Elective 4
 Subtotal13
 Total Credits60
1

Building Block Course

2

Students can take ENG 122 and an additional GT-CO3 course instead of ENG 121 and ENG 122.

3

One GT Pathways course (GT-MA1), prefer MAT 135: Introduction to Statistics, except: Colorado Mesa University requires either MAT 120: Mathematics for the Liberal Arts or MAT 121: College Algebra; University of Northern Colorado requires MAT 135: Introduction to Statistics.

4

 Must be from two different categories. (GT-AH1, GT-AH2, GTAH3, GT-AH4)

5

 One course must be lab-based (GT-SC1).

6

 Choose from this list:

CRJ 127  Crime Scene Investigation

CRJ 135 Judicial Functions

CRJ 205 Principles of Criminal Law

CRJ 209 Criminal Investigations

CRJ 230 Criminology

CRJ 231 Introduction to Forensic Science & Criminalistics

CRJ 235 Delinquent Behavior (not offered at CCD)

CRJ 236  CRJ Research Methods

CRJ 257  Victimology

CRJ 268  Criminal Profiling (not offered at CCD)

Electives
Introduction to Forensic Anthropology: GT-SS3
CNG 258
Computer Forensics (Not available at CCD)
Group Communication
Organizational Communication
American Government : GT-SS1
American State and Local Government: GT-SS1
Introduction Forensic Psychology
Human Sexuality: GT-SS3
Social Psychology: GT-SS3
Abnormal Psychology: GT-SS3
Sociology of Deviant Behavior: GT-SS3

NOTE: Additional CRJ courses beyond the courses identified above may not count toward the Criminal Justice major at the receiving four-year institution. Students should see an Academic Advisor for more information.