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2011-2012 Catalog & Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice, A.S.


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The Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement program is designed to prepare students for the complex responsibilities of policing a community. It is intended to give the students knowledge in legal issues, human nature, social problems and attitudes that differ from their own. Midland College offers two degree options and one certificate option in this area. The Associate of Science (AS)- Criminal Justice degree is designed to provide courses at the freshman and sophomore levels for students pursuing a baccalaureate degree with a major or minor in criminal justice. The Associate of Applied Science (AAS)-Law Enforcement degree provides education and training for developing a marketable skill in law enforcement and may qualify the graduate for admission into a Bachelor of Applied Technology or Bachelor of Applied Science program at certain colleges or universities. A Law Enforcement Certificate is offered for individuals who need to document certain course work. All degree and certificate options include instruction in both law enforcement and corrections that is designed to challenge students, facilitate critical thinking and problem solving skills and facilitate learning. The AAS and AS Degree programs consist of 60-61semester credit hours and can be completed in two years. The Law Enforcement Certificate consists of 25 semester credit hours and can be completed in one year. Students interested in these programs should contact the Business Studies Division Dean or the criminal justice faculty. The courses listed below are suggested for students who wish to earn an Associate of Science degree at Midland College. An official degree plan must be filed before graduation. For additional information on degree plans, contact the faculty or Dean. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has designated five courses in the Criminal Justice Field of Study (CJFOS) These courses comprise a core of courses that are guaranteed to transfer to upper-level institutions and apply towards a baccalaureate degree in criminal justice. These courses are CRIJ 1301 , CRIJ 1306 , CRIJ 1310 , CRIJ 2313  and CRIJ 2328 . The transferability of other courses is within the discretion of the upper-level institution. Implementation of the CJFOS does not affect the number of courses or credit hours required for completing a degree or certificate at Midland College.

The following is the suggested sequence of courses for this degree. Please note that courses that require prerequisites are denoted by a plus sign (+) and those with an asterisk (*) are part of the approved core curriculum. Courses with no prerequisite do not have to be taken in order, but the following general sequence should still be followed when possible. Part-time students may require more than four semesters to complete their degree.

Students transferring to another institution should follow this degree plan.

Credit Hours: 16


Credit Hours: 15


Credit Hours: 16


Credit Hours: 13


Total Semester Credit Hours: 60


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