Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies AS Curriculum

Degree > Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies AS Program

This curriculum is from the current college catalog and is meant to provide prospective students an example of courses taken in this degree/certificate.  It is not intended to be used for graduation requirements. Students should consult an advisor for graduation information.

AS.CJT (60 Credit Hours)

The Criminal Justice associate in science degree program (AS to BS) offers students a broad background in the history, philosophy, organization, management, and operation of the criminal justice system. Upon completion, this AS degree opens up entry-level, non-sworn (see Note 1) positions in local, state, and federal agencies, i.e. juvenile justice, private security, law enforcement, corrections, probation and parole, detention centers and community-based intervention programs. It can also be the first step toward a career in law.

The AS degree will transfer into similar upper division programs in certain Florida universities and colleges, but students wishing to transfer must accept the responsibility for securing approval in advance from the transfer institution.

For students interested in a two-year degree in criminal justice, this program will prepare them to work in law enforcement in agencies such as police departments, sheriff’s offices, correctional institutions, criminal and juvenile courts, crime laboratories or crime scene units dealing with physical evidence and will also help them develop the educational skills needed to advance into and within various law enforcement related fields such as police work and corrections and law.

For more information, students can refer to the Criminal Justice Technology page.

Program Required Courses


ENC    1101    English Composition I    3
Any General Ed Humanities    3

MAC    1105    Any General Ed Math Course
Usually MAC 1105 or MGF 1106 or MG 1107

POS    2041    American Government    3
PSY    2012    General Psychology    3
SYG    2000    Introduction to Sociology    3

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (45) Must complete all of the following courses:    
! CCJ 1010    Introduction to Criminology OR
! CCJ 1010H Honors Introduction to Criminology    3
! CCJ 1020    Introduction to Criminal Justice    3
CGS  1000    Introduction fo Computers and Technology   3
CJE   1000    Introduction to Law Enforcement    3
CJE   2004    Career Choices in Criminal Justice   3
CJE   2600    Criminal Investigation   3
CJJ    1002    Juvenile Delinquency    3
CJL    1062    Constitutional Law    3
CJL    1100    Criminal Law    3
CJL    2130    Criminal Evidence & Procedures    3

Select 3 credit  hours from the following:    
CCJ    1488    Ethics in Criminal Justice    3
CCJ    2013    Introduction to Victimology    3
CJL    1062    Constitutional Law    3

*Select 15 credit hours from the following criminal justice courses:
†CCJ 1488 Ethics in Criminal Justice - 3 cr.
†CCJ 2013 Introduction to Victimology - 3 cr.
†CCJ 2111 Introduction to Theories of Criminal Behavior - 3 cr.
†CCJ 2191 Human Behavior in Criminal Justice - 3 cr.
†CCJ 2358 Criminal Justice Communication and Reports - 3 cr.
†CCJ 2509 Introduction to Gangs - 3 cr.
†CCJ 2600 Criminal Deviant Behavior in Society - 3 cr.
†CCJ 2610 Introduction to Criminal Typologies - 3 cr.
†CCJ 2618 Forensic Psychology - 3 cr.
†CCJ 2648 Organized Crime - 3 cr.
†CCJ 2671 Race, Gender, and Ethnicity in Criminal Justice - 3 cr.
†CCJ 2685 Domestic and Sexual Violence - 3 cr.
†CCJ 2686 Introduction to Victim Advocacy - 3 cr.
†CCJ 2720 Introduction to Criminal Justice Research Methods - 3 cr.
†CCJ 2910 Guided Independent Research - 3 cr.
CCJ 2935-9 Seminar on Criminal Justice Issues - 3 cr.
CCJ 2940 Criminal Justice Internship - 3 cr.
CJC 1000 Introduction to Corrections - 3 cr.
CJC 2162 Probation and Parole - 3 cr.
CLE 1640 Introduction to Criminalistics - 3 cr.
CJE 1642C Introduction to Crime Scene Technology - 3 cr.
CJE 1643C Advanced Crime Scene Technology - 3 cr.
†CJE 1653 Introduction to Crime Analysis and Intelligence - 3 cr.
†CJE 1680 Introduction to Computer Crimes - 3 cr.
CJE 2007 Introduction to Federal Law Enforcement and Investigations - 3 cr.
†CJE 2233 Drug Abuse and Crime - 3 cr.
CJE 2300 Police Administration and Organization - 3 cr.
CJE 2603 The Investigative Cycle from Crime Scene to Court - 3 cr.
CJE 2614 Serial Killers - 3 cr.
CJE 2664 Advanced Crime and Intelligence Analysis - 3 cr.
CJE 2704 Introduction to Child Protective Investigations - 3 cr.
CJE 2941 Criminal Justice Practicum – 911 Public Safety Tele-communicator - 3 cr.
CJJ 2004 Juvenile Justice System - 3 cr.
†CJL 1000 Introduction to Law and Legal Issues - 3 cr.
CJL 1070 Legal Rights of Prisoners - 3 cr.
CJL 1500 Introduction to the Court System - 3 cr.
†CJL 2072 Civil Rights and Liability in Criminal Justice - 3 cr.
†CJL 2610 Courtroom Presentation of Scientific Evidence - 3 cr.
†DSC 1002 Introduction to Terrorism - 3 cr.
†DSC 1003 Introduction to Homeland Security - 3 cr.
†DSC 2033 Introduction to Terrorist Tactics and Weapons - 3 cr.
DSC 2242 Transportation and Border Security - 3 cr.
†DSC 2570 Introduction to Cyber-Terrorism - 3 cr.
†DSC 2590 Intelligence Analysis and Security Management - 3 cr.
DSC 2932-4 Seminar in Homeland Security and Terrorism - 3 cr.
SCC 1000 Introduction to Security - 3 cr.
SCC 1001 Introduction to Private Investigation - 3 cr.

†Courses symbolized by a dagger (†) are offered online in addition to the traditional delivery method. Online availability may vary by academic term.

*May be taken if not previously chosen from the "Select 3 credit hours from the following" category.

NOTE 1: Regardless of degree work completed, in order to be sworn law enforcement, corrections, or probation officer in the State of Florida, candidates must successfully complete a state-mandated training academy such as those offered by Hillsborough Community College’s Criminal Justice Institute.

NOTE 2: Students who have successfully completed a Florida police or correction academy will be eligible for the articulated credit shown below toward the AS degree. Refer to the Criminal Justice Technology page for specific details.

CJC 2940 Criminal Justice Practicum-Basic Corrections Academy - 9 cr.
CJE 2940 Criminal Justice Practicum-Basic Police Academy - 12 cr.

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