Dec 07, 2022  
2015-2016 South University Academic Catalog version II 
    
2015-2016 South University Academic Catalog version II [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice (AS)*


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As of July 1, 2013, South University no longer accepts applications for entrance into the Associate of Science in Criminal Justice program offered online or on ground.

The Associate of Science in Criminal Justice degree program is designed to provide students with a broad-based education and a foundation of knowledge of crime and society's response to it. Courses in the program include an introduction to the organization and functions of law enforcement, courts and corrections, as well as the basic systems and processes of emergency and disaster management. Successful completion of the Associate of Science in Criminal Justice degree program prepares students for entry into the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree program.

Program Student Learning Outcomes include the following:

  • Students may demonstrate a basic level of skills in the areas of theoretical and applied criminal justice as well as of principles and practices used to effectively solve a variety of real-life problems in the field.
  • Students may understand basic causes of crime and delinquency, the process of adjudicating criminal cases, and the structure of the major components of the criminal justice system.
  • Students may demonstrate effective communication and ethical skills as applied to the discipline.

Associate of Science in Criminal Justice: 92 Credits


Area 1 General Education: 40 Credits


Area II Foundation Requirements: 20 Credits


Choose one additional lecture course from the list below:


Choose one additional course from the list of four below:


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These courses cannot count for both Area I and Area II credits

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*As of July 1, 2013, South University no longer accepts applications for entrance into the Associate of Science in Criminal Justice program offered online or on ground.

Acceptance into a South University Criminal Justice program or its completion does not imply or guarantee that a student will be able to obtain employment in law enforcement, corrections, probation/parole or related fields. The student should contact the national, state or local agency/institution in which the student intends to gain employment for specific requirements and the application process.

State approval policies require residents of the State of Arkansas to enroll in specific courses within this program rather than the courses specified in the program description above. Residents of the State of Arkansas should contact their admissions representatives for specific courses required within this program.

State of Minnesota education requirements consider HIS1101  and HIS1102  to be Social Science coursework; therefore, Minnesota residents are advised to complete an Arts and Humanities course other than HIS1101 or HIS1102 to fulfill their South University Arts and Humanities General Education requirement.

If a student chooses to take an Anatomy and Physiology course, BIO1011  and BIO1013  satisfy the Natural Sciences requirement. Students enrolling in either course must, however, also take the related co-requisite lab courses: BIO1012  and BIO1014  respectively.

Maryland residents are not eligible to enroll in an internship, externship, practicum, or field experience course. Students should work with their academic advisor or counselor to be sure they are making appropriate course choices.

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