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Academic Catalog

2022-2023 Catalog 
    
    Jan 28, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Administration of Justice, A.A.S.


This curriculum is for students seeking an associate of applied science degree for employment with law enforcement, corrections or the judicial system. The program may also be undertaken as a basis for transfer to a four-year degree program. However, students interested in doing so, should consult with program faculty and advising staff.

Program Pathway

First Year Fall   First Year Spring
Course Number Course Name Credits   Course Number Course Name Credits
ENG 101 English Composition 
*(ENG 101E  and ENG 101P  are approved substitutions for ENG 101) 
3   ENG 102
or
ENG 112
Advanced English Composition
or
Technical Writing
3
MAT 109
or
MAT 115
Statistics
or
Quantitative Reasoning
3   SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
Gen Ed Arts/Humanities
*(A Spanish language course is recommended)
3   ADJ 201 Law Enforcement and the Community 3
ADJ 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3   ADJ 104 Corrections in America 3
ADJ 102 American Law Enforcement 3   Restricted Elective  Choose from the list 3
TOTAL   15   TOTAL   15
Second Year Fall   Second Year Spring
Course Number Course Name Credits   Course Number Course Name Credits
Gen Ed Biological/Physical Science 3   Gen Ed Diversity 3
ADJ 203 Criminal Law 3   ADJ 206 Criminal Procedure for Criminal Justice 3
ADJ 204 Criminal Investigation 3   Restricted Elective Choose from the list 3
Restricted Elective  Choose from the list 3   Restricted Elective Choose from the list 3
Restricted Elective Choose from the list 3   Restricted Elective Choose from the list 3
TOTAL   15   TOTAL   15

General Education Requirements (21-22 Credits)


Arts/Humanities


Behavioral/Social Sciences


Biological/Physical Science


Diversity


English


*A minimum grade of “C” or better is required for ENG-101, ENG-101E, and ENG-101P

Degree Requirement (60 Credits)


Note:


* Students considering completing their baccalaureate degree with University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) in criminal justice should consider taking one of the statistics courses and the public speaking course to fulfill UMGC’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.