Western Nevada College

Criminal Justice: General (Suggested for Transfer)

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: $57,320–$79,380 / 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 30 Units (Credits)
CRJ 101* Introduction to Criminal Justice I 3
CRJ 102* Introduction to Criminal Justice II 3
CRJ 106* Introduction to Corrections 3
or CRJ 211* Police in America  
CRJ 222* Criminal Law and Procedure 3
PSY 101 or SOC 101 3
Choose 15 units from the following:
CRJ 164 Principles of Investigation 3
CRJ 225 Criminal Evidence 3
CRJ 270 Introduction to Criminology 3
CPD 116* Substance Abuse-Fundamental Facts 3
STAT 152 Introduction to Statistics 3
SW 230* Crisis Intervention 3
Any Foreign Language (SPAN 111 or higher recommended) 3-12
General Education Requirements 30 Units (Credits)
English/Communications Requirements
ENG 101 & ENG 102 Required
Fine Arts Requirement 3
Humanities/Social Science Requirement 3
Mathematics Requirement (MATH 120* or higher recommended) 3
Science Requirement 6
Human Relations Requirement 3
U.S. and Nevada Constitution Requirements 3
General Electives 3
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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