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Criminal Justice (AACJ)

Associate in Arts Degree

Description

This program helps prepare students for jobs in the courts and in corrections (such as probation and parole) as well as state and federal law enforcement. Most, but not all, of these jobs require at least a bachelor's degree and students can complete their first 3 years at WCC before transferring to other four-year schools such as EMU for their final year.

Articulation

Davenport University, Bachelor degree;
Eastern Michigan University, BA degree and several BS degrees*;
Kaplan University, BS degree.

*For those interested in pursuing a degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from EMU, students may take 30 additional credit hours at WCC and transfer a total of 94 credits to EMU towards a Bachelor's Degree (124 hours). The following additional classes are recommended: ANT 201, SOC 207, SOC 250, and PSY 257.

Copies can be obtained from the Counseling Office, a program advisor, or from the Curriculum and Assessment Office Web site: www.wccnet.edu/departments/curriculum/articulation.php?levelone=colleges.

Admissions Requirements

Students must have an Academic Math Level of 3 to enroll in MTH 160. One year of high school algebra is recommended.

Contact Information

Division
Adv Tech/Public Serv Careers
Department
Public Services Careers Dept
Advisors
Ruth Walsh

Requirements

First Semester
Class Title Credits
Elective(s) Arts and Humanities* 3
CJT 100 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CJT 111 Police/Community Relations 3
COM 102 Interpersonal Communication 3
ENG 111 Composition I 4
Total 16
Second Semester
Class Title Credits
CJT 120 Criminal Justice Ethics 3
CJT 160 Criminal Justice Constitutional Law 3
CJT 209 Criminal Law 3
ENG 226 Composition II 3
MTH 160 Basic Statistics 4
Total 16
Third Semester
Class Title Credits
Elective(s) Computer and Information Literacy 3
Elective(s) Natural Sciences* 4
CJT 208 Criminal Evidence and Procedure 3
CJT 223 Juvenile Justice 3
PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology 3
Total 16
Fourth Semester
Class Title Credits
Elective(s) Arts and Humanities* 3
CJT 224 Criminal Investigation 3
CJT 225 Seminar in Criminal Justice 3
PLS 112 Introduction to American Government 3
SOC 100 Principles of Sociology 3
Total 15
Total Credits Required
63

Footnotes

*See the MACRAO list to make course selections. Transfer students should a select lab-based Natural Science course.

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