Criminal Justice (Associate of Science, A.S.)
The Associate of Science degree in Criminal Justice is an option for any student interested in working in the criminal justice system and is searching for a degree that can be obtained in two years. Students who earn an associate degree can use their courses toward a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice.
|Students must complete General Studies courses||15-19|
|CRJ 100||Introduction to Criminal Justice||3|
|CRJ 110||Introduction to Juvenile Justice||3|
|CRJ 130||Introduction to Policing||3|
|CRJ 190||Criminal Investigation||3|
|CRJ 200||Introduction to Corrections||3|
|CRJ 260||Criminal Law||3|
|LAT 101||Introduction to Law||3|
|ENG 108||College Writing and Research||3|
|MAT 110||Contemporary Problem Solving||3-4|
|or MAT 110E||Contemporary Problem Solving|
|or MAT 111||Introductory Statistics|
|or MAT 111E||Introductory Statistics|
|or MAT 112||Finite Mathematics|
|or MAT 116||College Algebra|
|PSY 101||General Psychology||3|
|or SOC 110||Introduction to Sociology|
|Plus 21 credits from the following:||21|
|Any other CRJ, LAT, POL or SWK class not already used OR|
|Psychology of Communication|
or PSY 309
or SOC 430
NOTE: Students must complete a Pre-Post test and Contact Information form prior to graduation.
1. No more than 2 courses with a grade of D permitted in major and concentration coursework.
2. Earn an overall GPA of at least 2.0 and a major GPA of at least 2.0.
University Graduation Requirements
- Earn a minimum of 62 credit hours (100 level and above, maximum of 6 CED credit hours applicable).
- Earn 20 of the last 30 credit hours at MWSU in institutional course work (exclusive of credit by examination).
- Participate in required departmental and campus wide assessments.
- Fulfill the Missouri Constitution requirement.
- Successfully pass the Missouri Higher Education Civics Achievement exam.