Associate in Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)
Justice Studies – Criminal Justice

Not all programs are offered for completion at each campus or through Berkeley College Online®. Please review the academic program pages (BerkeleyCollege.edu/Academics) for information on where each program is offered. Additionally, all students may be required to take some courses at another campus or online. Internship courses are only offered online.

SAMPLE COURSE SEQUENCE

FIRST SEMESTER

CREDITS

JUS1100
Introduction to Justice Studies
3
CIS1115
Computer Applications
3
SOC1123
First Year Experience
3
ENG1105
Writing and Research
3
SOC2231
Human Relations
3

SECOND SEMESTER

CREDITS

JUS1110
Communication Skills for Criminal Justice Professionals
3
SOC2210
Introduction to Sociology
3
ENG2205
Writing through Literature
3
Liberal Arts Elective
3
Justice Studies Elective
3

THIRD SEMESTER

CREDITS

HUM2225
Introduction to Ethics
3
SOC2218
Police and Society
3
SOC2220
Criminology
3
MAT2215
Statistics I
3
JUS2000
Career Development
3

FOURTH SEMESTER

CREDITS

JUS2205
Criminal Law
3
SCI2230
Forensic Science
3
JUS2201
Criminal Procedure
3
Justice Studies Elective
3
Free Elective
3

JUSTICE STUDIES ELECTIVES

CREDITS

JUS2210
Community Relations and the Police
3
JUS2220
Justice and the Media
3
JUS2225
Criminal Investigations
3
JUS2235
Juvenile Justice
3
JUS2240
Justice and the Judiciary
3
JUS2260
Contemporary Issues in Justice Studies
3
JUS2270
Special Topics in Justice Studies
3
JUS2293
Internship
3
NTS1100
Introduction to National Security
3
NTS2215
Introduction to Emergency Management
3
NTS2216
U.S. Policy and National Security
3
NTS2217
Ethics and Homeland Security
3
LAW1100
Introduction to Law
3
LAW2235
Immigration Law
3
LAW2240
Family Law
3
SOC2230
Victimology
3
Eligibility for some internships required to obtain a Berkeley College degree and employment opportunities in fields related to this program may require candidates to meet specific health requirements or pass criminal background checks prescribed by law. Applicants for whom such requirements may be matters of concern are strongly advised to contact an Admissions Associate prior to enrolling in this program. Note that law enforcement jobs typically require the candidate to be physically and mentally fit and have a valid driver’s license, a clean driving record, no felony criminal record, no domestic violence charges (felony or misdemeanor), no loan/credit card defaults, and the ability to be licensed (via your agency or department) to carry a firearm. A selection process involving qualifying examination and/or supplementary training may also be required. Job requirements for non-sworn personnel in criminal justice and related agencies vary.Berkeley College reserves the right to add, discontinue, or modify its programs and policies at any time.

60 SEMESTER CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION

 


Under certain circumstances the need to take developmental College Skills courses may lengthen the time required to complete the student’s program, and may result in increased costs to a student.

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