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

General Studies
Students must complete General Studies courses15
Major Requirements
LAT 101Introduction to Law3
LAT 335Introduction to Mediation3
LAW 100Introduction to Criminal Justice3
LAW 110Introduction to Juvenile Justice3
LAW 190Criminal Investigation3
LAW 260Criminal Law3
LAW 280Criminalistics5
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
Modern Police Procedures
Traffic Control and Accident Investigation
Penology and Corrections
Probation and Parole
Police Photography
Criminal Justice Communications
Criminal Justice Concepts and Issues
Criminal Evidence
Practicum I
Selected Criminal Justice Topics
Intermediate Criminal Law
Juvenile Law and Procedures
Administration and Planning
Internship
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
Criminology
Family and Child Welfare
Substance Abuse and Dependence
Death And Dying

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

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. No more than 2 courses with a grade of D permitted in major coursework. 
  5. Earn an overall GPA of at least 2.00 and a major GPA of at least 2.0.
  6. Fulfill the Missouri Constitution requirement.