Criminal Justice Concentration

The Associate of Applied Science

Contact Information
Nell W. Senter, Ph.D.
(731) 424-3520 ext. 50266
nsenter@jscc.edu

The AAS Criminal Justice Degree is pending SACS approval

Program and Career Description

The AAS Criminal Justice Degree is designed for students who plan to pursue a career in Law Enforcement. The Criminal Justice degree would also be beneficial for those who are already employed in law enforcement, but need a college degree in order to advance. The Criminal Justice degree includes two tracks: Corrections and Law Enforcement.

Program Requirements

(Students may require additional Learning Support courses.)

Communication Requirement
ENGL 1010 English Composition I

Humanities Requirement
PHIL 2110 Introduction to Ethics

Choose ONE Natural Science or Mathematics Course
BIOL 1110 General Biology I
BIOL 1120 General Biology II
BIOL 2010 Human Anatomy & Physiology I
BIOL 2020 Human Anatomy & Physiology II
CHEM 1110 General Chemistry I
CHEM 1120 General Chemistry II
ESC 1110 Environmental Science I
ESC 1120 Environmental Science II
GEOL 1040 Physical Geology
PHYS 2010 Non-Calculus Based Physics I
PHYS 2020 Non-Calculus Based Physics II
PSCI 1010 Survey of Physical Science I
PSCI 1020 Survey of Physical Science II
MATH 1010 Math for Liberal Arts
MATH 1530 Statistics and Probability
MATH 1630 Finite Mathematics (suggested)
MATH 1710 Precalculus I
MATH 1720 Precalculus II (Trigonometry)
MATH 1830 Applied Calculus

Social / Behavioral Science Requirement
PSYC 1030 General Psychology

Additional General Education Course
SPCH 1010 Fundamentals of Speech

Major Required Courses
CRMJ 1010 Intro. to Criminal Justice
CRMJ 1020 Intro. to Legal Processes
CRMJ 1340 Criminal Investigation
CRMJ 2010 Intro. to Law Enforcement
CRMJ 2020 Intro. to Corrections
CRMJ 1398 Basic Emergency Procedures
CRMJ 2340 Investigative Reporting
CRMJ 2396 Criminal Justice Internship
INFS 1010 Computer Applications

Concentration Courses
Students will choose one of the following 18 credit hour tracks

Law Enforcement Track
CRMJ 1322 Police Administration and Organization
CRMJ 1355 Understanding Terrorism
CRMJ 2363 Basic Law Enforcement Procedures & Techniques
CRMJ 1395 Tactical Talks
CRMJ 2367 Mental Health Aspects of Criminal Behavior
CRMJ Elective

Corrections Track
CRMJ 1301 Correctional Counseling
CRMJ 2311 Juvenile Justice
CRMJ 2390 Probation and Parole
CRMJ Elective
CRMJ 2367 Mental Health Aspects of Criminal Behavior
SOCI 1020 Social Problems

Note: COL 1030 College to Career Navigation, is not a program requirement, but it is a class that is strongly recommended to enhance the student's college and career success.

Sample Schedule

1st Year, Fall Semester
Number Course Name Credits
CRMJ 1010 Intro to Criminal Justice 3
CRMJ 2010 Intro to Law Enforcement 3
CRMJ 1398 Basic Emergency Procedures 3
ENGL 1010 English Composition 3
INFS 1010 Computer Applications 2
  Total Credits 15
1st Year, Spring Semester
Number Course Name Credits
CRMJ 1020 Intro to Legal Processes 3
CRMJ 2020 Intro to Corrections 3
CRMJ 2363 or
SOCI 1020
Basic Law Enforcement or
Social Problems
3
PSYC General Psychology 3
  Total Credits 15
2nd Year, Fall Semester
Number Course Name Credits
CRMJ 2340 Investigative Reporting 3
CRMJ 1340 Criminal Investigation 3
CRMJ 2367 Mental Health Aspects 3
CRMJ 1301 or
CRMJ 1355

Correctional Counseling or
Understanding Terrorism

3
SPCH 1010

Fundamentals of Speech

3
  Total Credits 15
2nd Year, Spring Semester
Number Course Name Credits
CRMJ XXXX Criminal Justice Elective 3
CRMJ 2396 CJ Internship 3
CRMJ 1322 or
CRMJ 2311
Police Administrative and Org or
Juvenile Justice
3
PHIL 2110 Introduction to Ethics 3
CRMJ 1395 or
CRMJ 2390
Tactical Talks or
Probation and Parole
3
  Total Credits 15
2nd Year, Summer Semester
Number Course Name Credits
ENGL 1010 English Composition I 3
PSYC General Psychology Course 3
  Total Credits 6