Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

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Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

Program Overview

Whether you’re seeking a career in law enforcement or the legal system, the associate of arts in criminal justice degree from FNU will help you get started. You’ll study a number of topics related to crime and punishment while learning the skills to prepare you for the career you’re dreaming of.

Learning Outcomes

In this 60 credit hour Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice program, you’ll gain foundational knowledge important to the criminal justice system, including law, the fundamentals of investigations and psychology. This degree should prepare you to continue your education or find entry-level work in law enforcement, the courts or private security.

Course Overview

Communications (9 Credits)

Credit HoursCourse CodeCourse Name
3ENC 1101English Composition I*
3ENC 1102English Composition II*
3SPC 1017Fundamentals of Oral Communication

Humanities (6 Credits)

Behavioral/Social Science (6 Credits)

Natural Science (7 Credits Includes 1 Lab)

Mathematics (7 Credits)

Credit HoursCourse CodeCourse Name
3MAC 1105College Algebra I*
4STA 2014Introduction to Statistics*

Computers (4 Credits)

Credit HoursCourse CodeCourse Name
3CGS 1030Introduction to Information Technology
1SLS 1501College Study Skills

Credit HoursCourse CodeCourse Name
3CJL 2100Introduction to Criminal Law
3CJC 2000Introduction to Corrections
3CJE 2000Introduction to Security and Law Enforcement
3CJE 2600Fundamentals of Criminal Investigation

Credit HoursCourse CodeCourse Name
3CCJ 2001Criminology
3CCJ 2940Criminal Justice Internship
3CJE 2005Introduction to Criminal Justice
3CJJ 2002Juvenile Delinquency I
3CJL 2821Psychology Applied to Law
  • *This course has prerequisites; check course descriptions.
  • All Credit Courses from within this division or any other division can be used as Suggested Electives.