Western Nevada College

Criminal Justice: General

Associate of Applied Science

The general criminal justice degree is designed to ease the transfer process for the University of Nevada, Reno, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, or any other four-year institution.

Salary: $57,960–$80,880 / year (Nevada)

Career Outlook: Average Growth

Good To Know: Society's emphasis on public safety and security may lead to new openings; jobs will be competitive because of low turnover rate.

WNC Academic Division: Career and Technical Education

Total Requirements: 60 Units (Credits)

Course Requirements
Program Requirements 36 Units (Credits)
CRJ 101* Introduction to Criminal Justice I 3
CRJ 102* Introduction to Criminal Justice II 3
CRJ 106* Introduction to Corrections 3
CRJ 164 Principles of Investigation 3
CRJ 211* Police in America 3
CRJ 222* Criminal Law and Procedure 3
CRJ 225 Criminal Evidence 3
CRJ 234* Introduction to the Courts and American Legal System 3
CRJ 270 Introduction to Criminology 3
Choose 9 units from the following:
ART 135 Photography I 3
ART 141 Introduction to Digital Photography I 3
BUS 107 Business Speech Communications 3
COM 101 Oral Communications 3
CPD 116 Substance Abuse-Fundamental Facts 3
CPD 117 Introduction to Counseling 3
CPD 129 Assertiveness Techniques I 1
STAT 152 Introduction to Statistics 3
SW 230 Crisis Intervention 3
Any CRJ Course 1-9
Any IS, COT, or CIT Course 1-6
Any Foreign Language 1-9
Any PSY or SOC 1-6
General Education Requirements 24 Units (Credits)
English/Communications Requirements
ENG 101 & ENG 102 Recommended
6
Humanities/Social Science Requirement 3
Mathematics Requirement
Recommended MATH 120* or higher
3
Science Requirement 3
U.S. and Nevada Constitution Requirements 3
General Electives 6
*Direct transfer to UNR and UNLV for CRJ major.
A list of all courses filling general education requirements for the Associate of Applied Science can be found on the Associate of Applied Science page.

Suggested Course Sequence

1st Year

First Semester: 15 Credits

Second Semester: 15 Credits

2nd Year

Third Semester: 15 Credits

Fourth Semester: 15 Credits

Mission and Outcomes

Mission: The purpose of the Associate of Arts degree is to provide the academic knowledge and skills for successful transfer to meet higher educational goals.

Student Learning Outcomes: Students who complete their Associate of Arts degree in Criminal Justice are expected to demonstrate that they:

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