Criminal Justice, AA

Program Overview

Plan of Study in Criminal justice

The Criminal Justice curriculum is designed for students who plan to transfer to four-year institutions to pursue careers in law enforcement, the courts, corrections, juvenile justice, private security, criminal behavior, and other aspects of crime and criminal justice. KCC also offers a Law Enforcement program. If you have chosen a transfer institution, consult them to make course selections. Students should see the criminal justice/law enforcement coordinator to determine which program best suits their needs. Students enrolling in this curriculum are urged to meet with an academic advisor each semester to review course selections and transfer plans.

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Program Requirements

Major courses

LAWF 1513Introduction to Criminal Justice

3 Credits

LAWF 2723Introduction to Corrections

3 Credits

LAWF 2513Criminology

3 Credits

LAWF 1753Juvenile Delinquency

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:12

Supportive Courses

LAWF 1713Basic Criminal Law

3 Credits

COSC 1513Introduction to Information Processing

3 Credits

Choose one

LAWF 1613Police Operations & Services

3 Credits

LAWF 1623Traffic Administration

3 Credits

LAWF 1723Criminal Evidence & Procedures

3 Credits

LAWF 1733Criminal Investigation

3 Credits

LAWF 2623Organization & Administration

3 Credits

LAWF 2713Community-Oriented Policing

3 Credits

LAWF 2733Private Security

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:9

Communications

ENGL 1613English I

3 Credits

ENGL 1623English II

3 Credits

SPCH 1553Introductory Speech

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:9

A minimum grade of C is required in ENGL 1613 and ENGL 1623.

Laboratory Science

Total Credit Hours:8

Two courses, with one from the life sciences and one from the physical sciences. View Laboratory Science course options.

Mathematics

Choose one

MATH 1704Contemporary Mathematics

4 Credits

MATH 1713Finite Mathematics

3 Credits

MATH 1774Statistics

4 Credits

MATH 1834Calculus for Business & Social Science

4 Credits

MATH 2515Calculus & Analytic Geometry I

5 Credits

Total Credit Hours:3-5

Humanities

Humanities Courses

9 Credits

Total Credit Hours:9

Three courses, with at least one from general humanities and at least one from the fine arts or interdisciplinary categories. View Humanities course options.

Social and behavioral science

PSYC 1813Introduction to Psychology

3 Credits

SOCY 2513Sociology

3 Credits

Social and Behavioral Science Elective

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:9

The Social and Behavioral Science elective cannot be PSYC 1813 or SOCY 2513. PLSC 1513 is recommended. View Social and behavioral science course options.

Electives

Electives

5 Credits

Total Credit Hours:5

Choose courses from any transfer-level elective area. Appropriate electives have a second digit of 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9 in the KCC course number. A maximum of four (4) credit hours can come from physical education activity courses. Some universities require PHED 1512.

Total Credit Hours: 64

Suggested Course Sequence

Fall semester

LAWF 1513Introduction to Criminal Justice

3 Credits

PSYC 1813Introduction to Psychology

3 Credits

ENGL 1613English I

3 Credits

Mathematics Elective

3-5 Credits

Laboratory Science Course

4 Credits

Spring semester

LAWF 1713Basic Criminal Law

3 Credits

ENGL 1623English II

3 Credits

COSC 1513Introduction to Information Processing

3 Credits

Social and Behavioral Science Course

3 Credits

Laboratory Science Course

4 Credits

Fall semester

LAWF 2723Introduction to Corrections

3 Credits

LAWF 2513Criminology

3 Credits

SPCH 1553Introductory Speech

3 Credits

SOCY 2513Sociology

3 Credits

Humanities Course

3 Credits

Spring semester

LAWF 1753Juvenile Delinquency

3 Credits

LAWF Elective

3 Credits

Humanities Courses

6 Credits

Electives

5 Credits