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2017-2018 Catalog 
2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Police Academy Concentration, Administration of Justice, A.A.S.

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This program designates a specific option within the current Administration of Justice A.A.S. curriculum for students who intend to complete the Police Academy in conjunction with their degree. It provides a logical order for coursework to be completed for both students who want to complete coursework prior to the Academy and those for whom completion of the Academy is the first priority.

Program Pathway

First Year Fall   First Year Spring
Course Number Course Name Credits   Course Number Course Name Credits
ENG 101 English Composition 3   ENG 102
ENG 112
Composition and Literature
Technical Writing I
Gen Ed  Mathematics 3   SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
Gen Ed  Arts/Humanities 3   Gen Ed Diversity  3
ADJ 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3   Gen Ed  Biological/Physical Science 3
ADJ 104 Corrections in America 3   ADJ Elective Select an ADJ course 3
Restricted Elective  Choose from the list 3        
TOTAL   15   TOTAL   15


Police Academy Core Courses
Course Number Course Name Credits
ADJ 102 American Law Enforcement  3
ADJ 110 Policing Theory, Practice and Skills 9
ADJ 200 Criminal Procedure 3
ADJ 201 Law Enforcement and the Community  3
ADJ 203 Criminal Law 3
ADJ 204 Criminal Investigation 3
ADJ 205 Forensic Science for Criminal Justice 3
TOTAL   27


General Education Requirements (21-23 Credits)


Behavioral/Social Sciences

Biological/Physical Science




Program Requirements (36 Credits)

Complete the following courses before or after the Academy:

Police Academy Core Courses

The following courses are completed while attending and successfully completing the Police Academy:

Restricted Electives (1-3 Credits)

Select Restricted Elective credits from the following list:

Degree Requirement (60 Credits)


* Students considering completing their baccalaureate degree with University of Maryland University College (UMUC) in criminal justice should consider taking one of the statistics courses and the public speaking course to fulfill UMUC’s foundation course requirements.

* Students who may have a criminal record need to be aware this could preclude them from employment in this field. Please discuss concerns with the program coordinator. Additionally, students need to be aware that excessive prior drug use may prevent their employment in the state of Maryland as well. Please direct questions about this to the program coordinator.

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