Criminal Justice (Associate of Science, A.S.)

General Studies
Students must complete General Studies courses15
Major Requirements
LAT 101Introduction to Law3
LAT 335Interpersonal Conflict Resolution3
LAW 100Introduction to Criminal Justice3
LAW 110Introduction to Juvenile Justice3
LAW 190Criminal Investigation3
LAW 260Criminal Law3
LAW 280Criminalistics4
LAW 305Introduction to Theories of Crime3
LAW 325Understanding Research in Criminal Justice3
Select one from the following:3
Contemporary Problem Solving
Finite Mathematics
College Algebra
PSY 101General Psychology3
or SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology
Select seventeen to eighteen credit hours from the following:17-18
College Writing and Research
Introduction to Policing
Traffic Control and Accident Investigation
Introduction to Corrections
Probation and Parole
Police Photography
Criminal Justice Communications
Criminal Justice Concepts and Issues
Criminal Evidence
Practicum I
Selected Criminal Justice Topics
Criminal Procedure
Juvenile Law and Procedures
Administration and Planning
Critical Aspects of Policing I
Critical Aspects of Policing 2
Police Methods and Operations
American National Government
American State and Local Government
General Psychology
Abnormal Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Family and Child Welfare
Substance Use and Disorders
Death And Dying

NOTE: Students must complete a Pre-Post test and Contact Information form prior to graduation.  

University Graduation Requirements

  1. Earn a minimum of 62 credit hours (100 level and above, maximum of 6 CED credit hours applicable).
  2. Earn 20 of the last 30 credit hours at MWSU in institutional course work (exclusive of credit by examination).
  3. Participate in required departmental and campus wide assessments. 
  4. Fulfill the Missouri Constitution requirement.
  5. Successfully pass the Missouri Higher Education Civics Achievement exam.