Criminal Justice

Course Requirements
ID Title Class Lab Credits
Fall Semester (year 1)
ENGL102R College Composition# 3 0 3
PSYC101R Introduction to Psychology 3 0 3
BCPT101R Introduction to Computer Applications 2 3 3
CRMJ101R Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 0 3
CRMJ111R Criminal Law 3 0 3
Spring Semester (year 1)
SOCY101R Introduction to Sociology 3 0 3
MATHxxxR Mathematics Elective# 4 0 4
CRMJ102R Criminal Procedure 3 0 3
CRMJ112R Introduction to Juvenile Justice Administration 3 0 3
CRMJ210R Drugs and the Law 3 0 3
Fall Semester (year 2)
XXXXxxxR Science Elective 3 3 4
PSYC212R Forensic Psychology# 3 0 3
CRMJ212R Criminal Justice Communication# 3 0 3
CRMJ201R Criminology 3 0 3
CRMJ204R Crisis Intervention in Criminal Justice# 3 0 3
Spring Semester (year 2)
XXXXxxx Humanities/Fine Arts/World Language Elective 3 0 3
SOSC201R Contemporary Social Problems 3 0 3
    3 0 3
CRMJ211R Justice and the Community 3 0 3


Criminal Justice Internship#




XXXXxxxR Open Elective (Suggested Abnormal Psychology) 3 0 3

# - Co/prerequisite Required. See Course Descriptions.
Program of Study is subject to change.

* Students may take either CRMJ290R or CRMJ291R.  Please see the advisor prior to registration.

Associate in Science Degree

For more information about this program, please contact Aimee Jahn at or 603-542-7744 x5404. 


The mission of the Associate in Science in Criminal Justice degree is to prepare students for employment in various criminal justice related areas such as police work, corrections and the courts. The program also serves as a basis to transfer on to complete a baccalaureate degree. For those already in service, the program provides educational progress for promotion and other career development purposes. The Criminal Justice program prepares students by educating them in the fundamental concepts, knowledge and practices of the field. The Criminal Justice program provides students with an accessible, responsive learning environment that facilitates the achievement of educational, professional, and personal goals by offering quality higher education in an atmosphere that embraces academic excellence, diversity and innovation.

Program Outcomes

Criminal Justice graduates will be effective and informed citizens who are prepared for careers in the field. Upon completion of the Criminal Justice program, students will have:

1. a practical working understanding of the Criminal Justice system and the major component segments; Law Enforcement, Courts and Corrections.
2. acquired a solid foundation in Criminal Law and Correctional Procedures, Psychology, Sociology and Criminology, preparing them for career opportunities in the Criminal Justice or related fields
3. and academic foundation if they later choose to advance to a Bachelor Degree program.
4. ability to communicate well in written English, speech and mathematics, necessary for their careers.
5. a practical education rounded with electives in the sciences, social sciences and humanities.

Health Considerations

Applicants should be aware of the basic health and fitness requirements for many careers in the criminal justice field. Prospective students with special needs or limitations that may affect their internship and/or potential employability are encouraged to discuss their career goals with the program director.

Character Expectations

Applicants should be aware that background checks are completed by potential employers prior to obtaining any position with arrest or detention powers. Applicants are advised to discuss any concerns with the program director prior to acceptance into the program.


The minimum requirements for the Associate of Science in the Criminal Justice degree are as follows

College Composition 3-4 credits
Humanities/Fine Arts/World Language 3 credits
Mathematics 3-4 credits
Lab Sciences 4 credits
Social Sciences 12 credits
Criminal Justice Program Courses 30 credits
Open Electives 3 credits

Minimum of 60 credits total for graduation


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