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2018-2019 Catalog Year
Criminal Justice : General
Associate of Applied Science

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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: $57,530–$80,370 / 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.


Mission:

The purpose of the criminal justice degree is to provide the academic knowledge and skills in the criminal justice field.

Student Outcomes:

Students who complete their Associate of​ ​​Applied Science degree in Criminal Justice are expected to demonstrate that they​:

  • Meet the general education requirements of WNC
  • Maintain proper professional attitude for law enforcement
  • Articulate the legal requirements of search and seizure
  • Recognize and evaluate criminal law
  • Process crime scenes
  • Analyze theories for committing crimes
  • Maintain vocabulary necessary for Criminal Justice
  • Have an acute awareness of cultural diversity
  • Maintain crime scenes

Requirements
A minimum of 60 total credits chosen from the following categories:

Program Requirements36 Units (Credits)

CRJ 101*Introduction to Criminal Justice I3
CRJ 102*Introduction to Criminal Justice II3
CRJ 106*Introduction to Corrections3
CRJ 155Juvenile Justice System3
CRJ 164Principles of Investigation3
CRJ 211*Police in America3
CRJ 222*Criminal Law and Procedure3
CRJ 225Criminal Evidence3
CRJ 234*Introduction to the Courts and American Legal System3
CRJ 270Introduction to Criminology3
Choose 6 units from the following:
ART 135 Photography I3
ART 141 Introduction to Digital Photography I3
BUS 107 Business Speech Communications3
COM 101 Oral Communications3
CPD 116 Substance Abuse-Fundamental Facts3
CPD 117 Introduction to Counseling3
CPD 129 Communication Techniques1
STAT 152 Introduction to Statistics3
SW 230 Crisis Intervention3
Any CRJ Course 1-6
Any IS, COT, or CIT Course 1-6
Any Foreign Language 1-6
Any PSY or SOC1-6

General Education Requirements24 Units (Credits)

English/Communications Requirements
ENG 101 & ENG 102 Recommended
6
Humanities Requirement: 3 Units (Credits)3
Mathematics Requirement
Recommended MATH 120* or higher
3
Science Requirement3
U.S. and Nevada Constitution Requirements3
General Electives6

*Direct transfer to UNR and UNLV for CRJ major.

Suggested Course Sequence

Program Requirements: 60 Credits. Please see a counselor or academic advisor for more information.

1st Year

First Semester: 15 Credits

CRJ 101 3
ENG 101 3
General Elective 3
Humanities Course 3
Program Elective 3

Second Semester: 15 Credits

CRJ 102 3
CRJ 106 3
CRJ 164 3
ENG 102 3
Mathematics Course 3

2nd Year

Third Semester: 15 Credits

CRJ 211 3
CRJ 222 3
CRJ 234 3
Program Elective 3
Science Requirement 3

Fourth Semester: 15 Credits

CRJ 225 3
CRJ 270 3
General Elective Course 3
Program Elective 3
U.S./Nevada Constitution 3