Criminal Justice Transfer Program Schedule Guide, A.A.

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Criminal Justice Transfer Program Schedule Guide, A.A.

Department: Criminal Justice

Total Credit Hours: 64 credits

What Is the Criminal Justice Transfer Program?

This transfer program focuses on the criminal justice system, its organizational components and processes and its legal and public policy contexts. It includes instruction in criminal law and policy, police and correctional systems organization, the administration of justice and the judiciary and public attitudes regarding criminal justice issues.

Occupation Overview

Criminal Justice graduates may enter fields ranging from protective services, law enforcement and criminology.

Occupational Outlook

Because of the multitude of careers in this field, the outlook is varied. Positions that have a bright outlook in the criminal justice field include child support services workers, compliance officers, emergency management specialists and fraud investigators. These positions are projected to experience rapid increases in employment with large numbers of job openings over the next several years or are new and emerging occupations in high-growth industries.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, roughly 3 million workers are employed in the criminal justice field.

Salary Outlook

In the state of Missouri, employees working in the criminal justice field earn a mean average of 37,200 per year, depending on education, experience and employer.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, earnings increase significantly as a worker’s degree of education rises.

Criminal Justice - Transfer Careers

Graduates with a Bachelor of Science degree (B.S.) in criminal justice are employed in a broad range of careers including, but not limited to: alcohol and drug abuse assistance coordinator, anti-terrorism intelligence agent, arbitrator, ballistics expert, border patrol agent, child support investigator, child support services worker, computer security specialist, court reporter, criminal investigator, emergency management specialist, fraud investigator, harbor, lake and waterways police, hearing officer, mediator, narcotics investigator, parole officer, police artist, police officer, probation officer and substance abuse counselor.

Suggested Schedule Planning

Italicized courses are recommended to be taken for elective credits.
First Semester (16-18 credits)
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
MAT 155 or MAT 158 Contemporary College Math or College Algebra, or higher 4-6
Social and Behavioral Sciences* 6
CRJ 140 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
Second Semester (16-17 credits)
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
CPT 103 or CPT 115 Microcomputer Applications or Introduction to Data Processing 3
Humanities and Fine Arts** 3-4
Natural Sciences With Lab*** 4
CRJ 205 Juvenile Justice System 3
Third Semester (15-17 credits)
Humanities and Fine Arts** 3-4
Social and Behavioral Sciences* 3
Natural Sciences With Lab*** 3-4
Course(s) in major for transfer institution 3
CRJ 202 Correctional Institutions 3
Fourth Semester (15-16 credits)
COM 101 Oral Communication 3
Humanities and Fine Arts** 3-4
Course(s) in major for transfer institution 3
CRJ 265 Internship or transferable elective* 3
CRJ 201 Criminal Justice: Politics and Policy 3

Total Hours Required For Graduation: 64 credits
(This must include a minimum of 42 credit hours of General Education Courses.)

Per College policy Individual students may be required to take COL 101.

*Social and Behavioral Sciences: Complete one Civics Course (HIS 101, HIS 102 or POL 101) and a minimum of 6 additional credits from at least 2 disciplines.

** Humanities and Fine Arts: Complete nine credit hours from at least 2 disciplines.

*** Natural Sciences: Complete a minimum of 7 credit hours from at least 2 disciplines, including one course with a lab component.

Check with transfer institution for foreign language requirement. A Bachelor of Arts Degree may require 3 semesters of the same foreign language. A Bachelor of Science does not usually require foreign language.

See Sylvia Bane-Malta, Criminal Justice Department Chair, for details on arranging an internship.

For more information call 636-922-8241.

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