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Advising Pathway - Associate of Science in Criminal Justice

Degree At A Glance:

Number of Credits 62 - 65
Cost Per Credit $ 118
Total Tuition $ 7,316 - 7,670

Print Degree for Advising Pathway - Associate of Science in Criminal Justice

A career in criminal justice is one of today’s most challenging and exciting opportunities. Graduates can enjoy a variety of employment opportunities that provide unique day-to-day work experiences. The criminal justice fields are demanding better trained and educated personnel. Darton College’s criminal justice program prepares students for careers in all three major areas of the system – law enforcement, courts, and corrections – as well as for transfer to a baccalaureate institution.

Program Contact Information
Online Specialist Distance Learning Schedule Now with Distance Learning 229-500-2907

Albany State University recommends the following course track for transfer students.
If you would like to use a different track, please contact your Online Support Specialist.

Area A 1: Communication Skills - (6 hours) - ENGL 1101 and ENGL 1102. Minimum grade of "C" required in ENGL 1101 and ENGL 1102. Area A2: Quantitative Skills (3 hours) - STEM Majors who take 4 credits in Area A may apply the additional 1 credit in area F

Course Listing for Area A Core Curriculum
Course Title Credits
ENGL 1101 English Composition I 3 hours
ENGL 1102 English Composition II 3 hours
MATH 1001 Quantitative Skills and Reasoning 3 hours

Select ONE "2 credit hour course" from the following list: HIST 1002 or COMM 1000 or POLS 1105 Select ONE "3 credit hours course" from the following list: COMM 1100 or COMM 1110

Course Listing for Area B Core Curriculum
Course Title Credits
COMM 1000 Cultural Diversity in Communication 2 hours
COMM 1100 Human Communications 3 hours
COMM 1110 Public Speaking 3 hours
HIST 1002 Intro to African Diaspora 2 hours
POLS 1105 Current World Problems 2 hours

Select one Literature and one Humanities/Fine Arts

Course Listing for Area C Core Curriculum
Course Title Credits
ARTS 1100 Art Appreciation 3 hours
ENGL 2111 World Literature I 3 hours
ENGL 2112 World Literature II 3 hours
ENGL 2121 British Literature I 3 hours
ENGL 2122 British Literature II 3 hours
ENGL 2131 American Literature I 3 hours
ENGL 2132 American Literature II 3 hours
FREN 1001 Elementary French I 3 hours
FREN 1002 Elementary French II 3 hours
JAPN 1001 Elementary Japanese I 3 hours
JAPN 1002 Elementary Japanese II 3 hours
MUSC 1100 Music Appreciation 3 hours
SPAN 1001 Elementary Spanish I 3 hours
SPAN 1002 Elementary Spanish II 3 hours
SPAN 2001 Intermediate Spanish I 3 hours
SPAN 2002 Intermediate Spanish II 3 hours
THEA 1100 Theater Appreciation 3 hours

Non-STEM Major -- Students must take ONE science course in Area D. The additional TWO courses can either be math or science. Cannot use the following combinations for completion of Area D: BIOL 1110 and BIOL 111; BIOL 2107, BIOL 1110, or BIOL 1111; CHEM 1151 and CHEM 1211; PHSC 1011 and PHYS 1111 or PHYS 2221; PHSC 1012 and CHEM 1151 or CHEM 1211. ***Health Professions Major Must Select TWO in sequence. STEM Majors will select two from the following sequence BIOL 2107K, BIOL 2108K, CHEM 1211K, CHEM 1212K, PHYS 1111K, PHYS 1112K, PHYS 2211K, PHYS 2212K. Then select one in the following listing: CSCI 1300, MATH 1211, MATH 2411.

Course Listing for Area D Core Curriculum
Course Title Credits
BIOL 1110K Introduction to Environmental Biology 4 hours
BIOL 1111K Intro to Biological Sciences 4 hours
BIOL 1112K Intro to Biological Sciences II 4 hours
BIOL 2107K Principles of Biology I 4 hours
BIOL 2108K Principles of Biology II 4 hours
CHEM 1151K Survey of Chemistry I 4 hours
CHEM 1211K Principles of Chemistry I 4 hours
CHEM 1212K Principles of Chemistry II 4 hours
CSCI 1300 Introduction to Computer Science 3 hours
MATH 1113 Pre-Calculus 3 hours
MATH 1211 Calculus I 4 hours
MATH 2411 Introduction to Statistics 3 hours
PHSC 1011K Physical Science I 4 hours
PHSC 1012K Physical Science II 4 hours
PHYS 1111K Introductory Physics I 4 hours
PHYS 1112K Introductory Physics II 4 hours
PHYS 2211K Principles of Physics I 4 hours
PHYS 2212K Principles of Physics II 4 hours

Select POLS 1101, one History, and two additional course. **This course meets the legislative requirement that students complete coursework in the history of Georgia and the United States.

Course Listing for Area E Core Curriculum
Course Title Credits
ECON 2105 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 hours
GEOG 1101 Introduction to Human Geography 3 hours
HIST 1111 Survey of World History I 3 hours
HIST 1112 Survey of World History II 3 hours
HIST 2111 U.S. History Through 1877 3 hours
HIST 2112 History after 1877 3 hours
POLS 1101 American Government 3 hours
PSYC 1101 General Psychology 3 hours
SOCI 1101 Introduction of Sociology 3 hours
SOCI 2031 Introduction to Anthropology 3 hours

Select CRJU 1100, CRJU 2210, CRJU 2200, CRJU 2800, CRJU 2400, and 3 hours from the remaining courses.

Course Listing for Area F Core Curriculum
Course Title Credits
BUSA 2101 Survey of Computer Applications 3 hours
CRJU 1100 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 hours
CRJU 2200 Introduction to Law Enforecment 3 hours
CRJU 2210 Intro-to Criminal Law & Procedures 3 hours
CRJU 2400 Report Writing and Research 3 hours
CRJU 2800 American Corrections 3 hours
ECON 2201 Survey of Economics 3 hours
PHIL 2030 Ethics 3 hours
POLS 2101 Intro to Political Science 3 hours
SOCI 2601 Urban Social Problems 3 hours

**The health & wellness requirement may be fulfilled by taking one - two (2) credit hour health or wellness course OR two - one (1) credit hour health or wellness activity courses. **Depending on your enrollment status you may be required to take ASU 1101. ASU 1101 is required for each first-time entering freshman (part-time or full-time)

Course Listing for Above the Core
Course Title Credits
ASU 1101 First Year Experience/Pathway to Success 1 hours
HEDP 1161 Human Sexuality Online 2 hours
HEDP 1163 Personal Health 2 hours
HEDP 1164 Stress Management 2 hours
HEDP 1165 Mental Health 2 hours
HEDP 1166 Drugs and Drug Abuse 2 hours
WELL 1161 Fitness I 2 hours
WELL 1162 Fitness II 2 hours

The following program details are intended to help you make an informed decision about the college that’s right for you.

Table of Completion Rates
Tuition and Fees Information Table
Tuition & Fees as of July 30, 2018
Tuition $7,316-7,670
Institutional Fee $225 / per semester
Technology Fee $65 / per semester

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Table of related jobs to this degree/program
33-3021.03 Criminal Investigators and Special Agents
33-1012.00 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
33-3021.01 Police Detectives

This program is designed to prepare graduates to pursue a job in this field or related fields. Although career and professional development services are available to students and graduates, finding a job is the individual responsibility of the student. We do not guarantee that any student will be placed in any particular job, or at all.

Total Credits (62 - 65 Hours)