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2005-2006
Criminal Justice
Associate in Applied Science Degree
Curriculum code 1260
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Required Courses
(62 credit hours)
The following suggested schedule is based on full-time enrollment. Students may also complete the program through part-time enrollment.

For information about prerequisites and corequisites, please see the course descriptions that are linked from each course.

Suggested Full-Time Schedule
First Semester

15 Credit Hours

Course

Credit Hours

Title

Notes
CRJ-101 3 Introduction to Criminal Justice   
SOC-101 3 General Sociology   
CRJ-105 3 Criminology  
___-___ 3 Humanities and Fine Arts

Choose from ART, FRE, GER, HUM, JPN, LIT, MUS, PHI, SPA, THE

  

COM-101

3 Composition I   
Total: 15

Second Semester
15 Credit Hours

Course

Credit Hours

Title

Notes
CRJ-106 3 Introduction to Corrections  
CRJ-107 3 Juvenile Delinquency and Procedures  
PSC-110 3 American National Government  
PSY-101 3 Introduction to Psychology  

COM-102

3 Composition II  
Total: 15

Third Semester
16 Credit Hours

Course

Credit Hours

Title

Notes
COM-103 3 Speech Fundamentals  
CRJ-103 3 Police in American Society  
CRJ-206 3 Substantive Criminal Law  
___-___ 4

 

Physical and Life Sciences, Mathematics

Choose from BIO, CHM, EAS, GEL, MTH-098 or above, NAT, PHS, PHY

A minimum level of competency in Mathematics is required for graduation. The minimum competency may be met by: Placement in MTH-098 or higher, or successful completion of BUS-120, or MTH-095 or higher, or equivalent course at another college, with a grade of "C" or higher. Only MTH-098 or higher can be applied toward the Physical and Life Sciences/Math requirement.
___-___ 3 Elective: Select three hours of electives from electives list.  
Total: 16

Fourth Semester
16 Credit Hours

Course

Credit Hours

Title

Notes
CRJ-207 3 Procedural Criminal Law  
CRJ-104 3 Investigation and Criminal Evidence  
___-___ 4 Physical and Life Sciences, Mathematics

Choose from BIO, CHM, EAS, GEL, MTH-098 or above, NAT, PHS, PHY

 
___-___ 3 Humanities and Fine Arts

Choose from ART, FRE, GER, HUM, JPN, LIT, MUS, PHI, SPA, THE

 
___-___ 3 Elective: Select three hours of electives from electives list.  
Total: 16

Electives
Select 6 hours. Any course that fulfills the general education requirements for an A.A. degree may be applied as a program elective or choose from the following courses:

Course

Credit Hours

Title

Notes
ADC-205 3 Substance Abuse   
ADC-230 1 Special Topics in Addictions Studies   
BUS-142 4 Financial Accounting   
CRJ-210 1 Special Topics in Criminal Justice  
CRJ-219 2 Contemporary Issues: Criminal Justice  
CRJ-233 3 Internship  
CRJ-237 1 Seminar  
EMS-100 2 First Responder  
EMS-101 6 Emergency Medical Technician  
IMS-115 3 Introduction to PC Applications  
MTH-120 3 General Education Mathematics, or MTH-139 or MTH-141  
SLP-___ 3 Any Private Protective Services  

Note: Students may wish to pursue an Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree with a criminal justice concentration if they are planning to transfer to a four-year university. Information about the A.A. option is available in the Moraine Valley catalog (page 78). Contact an academic advisor for assistance regarding transfer options. 

Graduation Requirements
Official high school transcript with date of graduation or a GED certificate; minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0; successful completion of all course requirements and the minimum number of credit hours for the specific degree; minimum of 15 semester hours completed at Moraine Valley; constitution requirement; a "C" grade or better in COM-101 and a "C" grade or better in COM-102 if COM-102 is required for this program; successful completion of minimum level of competency in Mathematics; submission of graduation petition to the Records Office by published deadlines. (See college catalog for details.)

For More Information

Admissions Office
(708) 974-5355
admissions@morainevalley.edu
www.morainevalley.edu

Academic Advising Center
(708) 974-5721
advising@morainevalley.edu
www.morainevalley.edu/academicadvising

Department Chairperson
Susan Phelan
Office: A240
(708) 974-5743
phelan@morainevalley.edu

Program Coordinator
Elizabeth (Betsy) Webb

(708) 974-5570
webb@morainevalley.edu
  


Information and requirements may change without notice.

 
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