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Associate in Arts - Pre-Major
Criminal Justice

Curriculum Description

The Associate in Arts degree shall be granted for a planned program of study consisting of a minimum of 64 and a maximum of 65 semester hours of college transfer course. (Ref. 23 NCAC 2E 0204) Within the degree program, the institution shall include opportunities for the achievement of competence in reading, writing, oral communication, fundamental mathematical skills, and the basic use of computers.

Courses are approved for transfer through the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement. Community college graduates who have earned 64 semester hours of academic credit in approved transfer courses with a grade of C or better in each course and an overall GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale will receive at least 64 semester hours of academic credit upon admission to a university. Courses may also transfer through bilateral agreements between institutions. Courses offered through bilateral agreements may not transfer to all receiving institutions.

The following represent one way in which program of study can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow plan should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.

Associate in Arts

A1010D
NC CIP: 24.0101
Day and Evening
POS Approved: Fall 2013

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ WBL Credit
Fall Semester
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3 0 0 3
___ ___ Communication Core 3 0 0 3
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts ** ** 0 3
___ ___ Mathematics Core ** ** 0 3
___ ___ Natural Science Core 3 * 0 4
ACA 122 College Transfer Success 1 0 0 1
   
    10 0 0 17

Spring Semester
MAT 155 Statistical Analysis NEW REQUISITE 3 0 0 3
MAT 155A Statistics Analysis Lab 0 2 0 1
POL 120 American Government 3 0 0 3
___ ___ Composition Core 3 0 0 3
___ ___ History Core 3 0 0 3
___ ___ Natural Science Core 3 * 0 4
   
    15 2 0 17

Fall Semester
CJC 111 Intro to Criminal Justice 3 0 0 3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3 0 0 3
SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology 3 0 0 3
Select one:
___ ___
Literature Core 3 0 0 3
  OR        
___ ___
Humanities/Fine Arts Core (**) (**) (0) (3)
___ ___ Literature Core 3 0 0 3
   
    15 0 0 15

Spring Semester
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 0 3
CJC 121 Law Enforcement Operations 3 0 0 3
CJC 141 Corrections 3 0 0 3
PED 110 Fit and Well for Life 1 2 0 2
___ ___ PED Elective-activity course 0 3 0 1
___ ___ Core or Professional ** ** 0 3
   
    9 7 0 15

Total Credit Hours: 64

Legend

  • : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
  • : Local Requirement
  • : Instructional Service Agreement
  • : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)

Additional Information

This template has been developed by university and community college faculty as a blueprint for guiding community colleges in developing programs for students who intend to major in Criminal Justice. Students who successfully complete this course of study and who meet the requirements for admission to the university may be eligible to apply for admission to the major with junior standing.

See Associate in Arts A10100 and your academic advisor for all Core and Professional choices.

Required:

CIS 110, CJC 111, CJC 121, CJC 141, PED 110, PED activity, POL 120, PSY 150, SOC 210 and introductory mathematics (college algebra, trigonometry, calculus, etc.)

Communication Core:

One 3 credit hour course

Recommended:

MAT 155 and MAT 155A

See your academic advisor for an Individualized Learning Plan for this pre-major.

**Hours will vary depending on course selection.