ACADEMIC MAP
Criminal Justice, A.A.S.

Semester 2

COURSE CR COMMENTS
ENGL 102 : ~COMPOSITION 2 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
CJ 123 : INTRO TO CORRECTIONS 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences Core Course
CJ 231 : CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences Core Course
HPER 172 : STANDARD FIRST AID 2 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
: HUMAN INQUIRY & THE PAST GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVE 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
TOTAL: 14
The Bachelor of Applied Science in Criminal Justice will prepare the student for a rewarding career in the criminal justice field in careers such as: police officer, investigator, crime scene technician, correctional officer, probation and parole officer, program specialist and evaluator, and other related fields, or for an advanced degree in criminal justice.

MILESTONE COURSE: These courses are the keys to graduation. Courses should be taken in the recommended semesters to stay on time for completion.

FIELD/CLINICAL COURSE:

CAREER PLANNING: As you prepare for your last year before graduation, visit Career Services to write your resume, plan your job search, and learn how to have a successful interview. Students interested in the BAS in Criminal Justice should apply for the program in their final semester of the AAS CJ program.

CAPSTONE COURSE: This semester-long project prepares you for the workforce by perfecting your resume, assessing student learning outcomes, and preparing a portfolio of student work.

ELECTIVES:

CONCURRENT COURSES:


ADMISSION TO PROGRAM


CERTIFICATION:


PRACTICUM and SEMINAR

2+2 with WVU Parkersburg
CAREER LADDER:

Students should average 15 credit hours per semester, or 30 per year, to graduate on time.

TOTAL DEGREE CREDITS:
14

For back of this Academic Map please see General Education Map

The Associate in Applied Science Degree in Criminal Justice is embedded in the Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) Criminal Justice degree. This degree program studies society’s formal control systems, the administration of justice and the criminal investigation process. It covers various aspects of crime prevention, law enforcement and policing functions, criminal law and the courts, the corrections system and root causes of crime.

CJ Electives:
Any course with CJ prefix that is not required, ACCT 360, HIST 360, LS 101, LS 210, LS 220, LS 313, POLS 225, PSYC 231, PSYC 281, PSYC 362, PSYC 363, PSYC 365, SEC 300, SEC 431, SOC 107, SOC 223, SOC 233, SOC 235, SOC 302, SOC 360, SOC 362, SOC 405

It is a program designed to provide students with a basic understanding of the criminal justice system and
the basic skills needed to further pursue education and work in policing, corrections, and related fields.

Graduation Requirements:
• Monitor program progress through My Degree to remain on graduation pathway.
• Complete 60 credit hours of required courses.
• Maintain minimum grade point average of 2.0 or higher in all courses.
• Complete at least 15 credit hours at WVU Parkersburg.
• Complete proctored Major Fields Test in capstone course CJ 291.
• Complete application for graduation and file application in OLSIS prior to stated deadline.

 
General Education Courses

To ensure breadth and depth as students meet these broad education goals, the curriculum focuses on six academic “strands.”

 

Composition & RhetoricScience & TechnologyMath & Quantitative Skill Society, Diversity & ConnectionsHuman Inquiry & the PastThe Arts and Creativity

ENGL 101

ENGL 102

ENGL 107*

ENGL 108*

ASTR 106

ENGL 102

BIOL 101 & BIOL103 lab

ENGL 107*

BIOL 102 & 
ENGL 108*

BIOL 104 lab

BIOL 107*

BIOL 108 *

BIOL 109 *

BIOL 115

BIOL 117

BIOL 171

CHEM 111

CHEM 115

CHEM 116

CS 101

GEOL 101 &
GEOL 102 lab

GEOL 103 &
GEOL 104 lab

GEOL 105 &
GEOL 105L

PSCI 111

PSCI 112

PHYS 101

PHYS 102

PHYS 111

PHYS 112

MATH 120*

MATH 121

MATH 125*

MATH 126

MATH 128

MATH 129

MATH 150

MATH 155

MATH 156

MATH 211

COMM 105

COMM 111

COMM 112

ECON 201

ECON 202

FREN 101

FREN 102

GEOG 102

GEOG 240

POLS 102

POLS 220

PSYC 101

PSYC 241

RELI 231

SOC 101

SOC 105

SOC 221

SOC 232

SPAN 101

SPAN 102

HIST 101

HIST 102

HIST 152

HIST 153

HIST 250*

PHIL 111

PHIL 150*

PHIL 170

History &
Literature of the Arts

ART 101

ART 105

ART 106

MUSI 170

THEA 101

Literature

ENGL 131

ENGL 132

ENGL 221

ENGL 222

ENGL 241

ENGL 242

ENGL 261

ENGL 262

ENGL 285

Applied Arts

ART 109

THEA 102

Creative Writing

ENGL 213

ENGL 214

ENGL 215

* * Serves technical and professional degree programs specific to WVU Parkersburg. Does not transfer to WVU as General Education (March 2018).

BUSINESS ELECTIVES:  Business electives may be chosen from courses with the following prefixes:  ACCT, BTEC, ECON, ENT, FIN, GBUS, MGMT, MKTG, or STEM 420.  For assistance in choosing electives please see your adacemic advisor.  Lower division business elective may include CMS 117, 217, 220, or 230.  For the MKTG upper division electives you may chhose from CMS 371, 360, 410, 425, 439.



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