ACADEMIC MAP
Criminal Justice, A.A.S.

Semester 1

COURSE CR COMMENTS
: WRITING AND RHETORIC ELECTIVE 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
: QUANTITATIVE REASONING ELECTIVE 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
: PEOPLE AND THEIR WORLDS ELECTIVE 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
COLL 101 : ORIENTATION TO COLLEGE 1 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
CJ 111 : INTRO TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences Core Course
TOTAL: 16

Semester 2

COURSE CR COMMENTS
CJ 231 : CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences Core Course
: WRITING AND RHETORIC ELECTIVE 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
CJ 112 : CRIMINAL LAW 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
: CJ ELECTIVE 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
: FREE ELECTIVE 2 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
TOTAL: 14

Semester 3

COURSE CR COMMENTS
CJ 212 : ETHICS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
: FREE ELECTIVE 2 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
: SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY ELECTIVE 4 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
: CHOOSE ONE COURSE FROM: AESTHETICS, CREATIVITY AND APPRECIATION OR HUMAN COMMUNICATION AND INTERACTION OR PEOPLE AND THEIR WORLDS 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
CJ 285 : BASIC CJ RESEARCH METHODS 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences Core Course
TOTAL: 15

Semester 4

COURSE CR COMMENTS
CJ 291 : Internship OR CJ 292 Seminar 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences Core Course
: CHOOSE ONE COURSE FROM: AESTHETICS, CREATIVITY AND APPRECIATION OR HUMAN COMMUNICATION AND INTERACTION OR PEOPLE AND THEIR WORLDS 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
: CJ ELECTIVE 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
SOC 232 : CRIMINOLOGY 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
: PSYCHOLOGY OR SOCIOLOGY COURSE 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
TOTAL: 15

The Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice covers various aspects of crime prevention, police and law enforcement functions, criminal law and the courts, the corrections system, and the root causes of crime.  The program provides a basic understanding of the criminal justice system and the skills needed to pursue further education and work in policing, courts, corrections, and related fields.

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:
60

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 Criminal Justice Assessment in capstone course CJ 291 or CJ 292.
• Complete application for graduation and file application in OLSIS prior to stated deadline.

 
Foundational Learning Courses (FLCs):

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

Aesthetics,
Creativity, and
Appreciation
Human
Communication
and Interaction 
People and
Their Worlds
 Quantitative
Reasoning 
Scientific InquiryWriting and
Rhetoric

 ART-101

 ART-111

 ENGL-131

 ENGL-132

 ENGL-221

 ENGL-222

 ENGL-241

 ENGL-242

 ENGL-257

 ENGL-261

 ENGL-262

 ENGL-285

 MUSI-170

 THEA-101

 COMM-105

 COMM-111

 COMM-112

 COMM-202

 ECON-201

 ECON-202

 GEOG-102

 HIST-101

 HIST-102

 HIST-152

 HIST-153

 HIST-250

 PHIL-111

 PHIL-150

 PHIL-231

 POLS-101

 POLS-102

 PSYC-101
 
 PSYC-241

 SOC-101

 SOC-107

 SOC-221

 MATH-120

 MATH-125

 MATH-126

 MATH-211

 ASTR-106
 BIOL-101

 BIOL-102

 BIOL-103

 BIOL-104

 BIOL-107

 BIOL-108

 BIOL-109

 BIOL-115

 BIOL-117

 BIOL-171

 CHEM-111

 CHEM-115

 CHEM-116

 GEOL-101

 GEOL-102

 GEOL-103

 GEOL-104

 GEOL-105

 PSCI-101

 PSCI-111

 PSCI-112

 PHYS-101

 PHYS-102
 
PHYS-111

 ENGL-101

 ENGL-102

 ENGL-107

 



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