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2016-2017 College Catalog 
    
2016-2017 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice, AS


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Program Mission

The Associate of Science Degree in Criminal Justice provides the student with a basic foundation of the American criminal justice and corrections systems. It is designed primarily as a transfer program for students who plan to continue their studies in a baccalaureate program. The program also prepares individuals to go immediately to work in certain phases of law enforcement or corrections.

Program Goals

  • To enable students to acquire the general education competencies expected of an associate of science degree graduate
  • To provide the foundation courses that will provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to work effectively in law enforcement and/or corrections in the criminal justice field
  • To provide the coursework that will allow for transfer of Criminal Justice and Corrections courses to the baccalaureate degree

Program Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Associate of Science Degree in Criminal Justice will

  • Apply critical thinking abilities to modern criminal justice processes and policies
  • Articulate the role, function and mission of police in the criminal justice system
  • Blend ethical concepts into modern criminal justice practices
  • Exhibit an understanding of the impact of policing, courts and corrections on the individual, society and the community

Specific Degree Requirements


Students wishing to earn an Associate of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from South Louisiana Community College must:

  • Earn a grade of “C” or better in each of the following General Education courses:
    ENGL 1010 , ENGL 1020 , and MATH 1105  and the core general education
    courses.
  • Earn a grade of “C” or better in each CJUS or CORR course used in the major
  • Earn a minimum of 25% of the credits toward the degree in residence at SLCC
  • Earn at least one-half of the credits in the major through courses taken at SLCC
  • Earn a minimum program cumulative grade point average of 2.0 as well as an adjusted SLCC cumulative grade point average of 2.0

General Education Requirements


(36 Total credit hours)

  • English 6 Credits
  • Mathematics 6 Credits
  • Natural Science 6 Credits
  • Social/Behavioral Science 6 Credits
  • Fine Arts 3 Credits
  • Humanities 9 Credits

Other Requirements


(21 Total credit hours)

  • Criminal Justice/Corrections required courses 12 Credits
  • Criminal Justice/Corrections elective courses 9 Credits

Curriculum Guide


Total: 14


Semester 2


CGS Total: 16


Total: 16


Semester 4


  • CJUS XXXX Major Elective 3 Credits
  • CJUS XXXX Major Elective 3 Credits
  • CJUS XXXX Major Elective 3 Credits
  • Elective 3 Credits 4
  • Elective 2 Credits 4

Total: 14


Associate of Science Total Credits: 60


1 Humanities options: CMCN, ENGL, FREN, HIST, SPAN, SPCH

2 Fine Arts options: ARTS, MUSC, THEA

3 Choose from BIOL, CHEM, GEOL, PHSC, PHYS. Most science lecture courses have an associated lab course, which is a required co-requisite. Students planning to continue their education at a baccalaureate institution are encouraged to complete courses in the same science discipline.

4 Electives should be selected with the assistance of an advisor. Students planning to continue their education at a baccalaureate institution are encouraged to consult that institution to maximize transferability.

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