Associate in Science

The Criminal Justice and Homeland Security Studies program provides students with the tools they need to enter into a career in the expanding field of law enforcement, the emerging area of homeland security, or transfer to a baccalaureate degree program.  The program has a rigorous curriculum taught by dedicated faculty uniquely qualified in their academic disciplines.  The program is designed to educate students to be critical thinkers who communicate effectively, and who act in an ethical manner.

Internship Opportunities:
Students will participate in an internship in the career path of their choice, such as, criminal justice, homeland security, law, youth/juvenile delinquency, private investigation, or probation and parole.  Internships provide a useful mechanism for students to assess their interest and apply their classroom knowledge in an area of their choice.  The program director and the cooperating agencies assess the best placement for students based on the student’s academic preparation, past experiences, and personal maturity.
Course Requirements A.S.
General Education Courses 18
First Year Seminar 3
EN 101 Academic Writing I 3
CM 121 Effective Speaking 3
EN 201 Academic Writing II 3
Diversity/Social Consciousness Course 3
Mathematics Elective 3

Arts and Sciences Courses

HG 141 Government and Politics of the U.S. 3
HG 143 State and Local Government 3
HS 134 Introduction to Alcohol and Substance Abuse 3
PS 120 Introduction to Psychology 3
SB 130 Introduction to Sociology 3
SB 231 Social Problems 3

Career Studies Courses

CJ 151 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CJ 152 Juvenile Delinquency 3
CJ 251 Corrections and Alternatives 3
CJ 252 Crime Scene Investigation 3
CJ 253 Criminal Law and Procedure 3
CJ 255 Terrorism and Homeland Security 3
CJ 298 Criminal Justice Internship 3