Criminology and Criminal Justice, A.S.

Associate of Science
Campuses: Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, NOVA Online, Woodbridge

This program is designed to prepare students to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree program in criminal justice, criminology, or related fields.

Transfer Information

Since four-year colleges can vary in their course and GPA requirements, please consult an advisor regarding specific requirements and course selection. The program is designed to transfer especially well to George Mason University.

Recommended Preparation Information

Satisfactory completion of the following high school units or equivalent: 4 units of English; 4 units of mathematics (algebra I-II, geometry and pre-calc); 1 unit of laboratory science; and 1 unit of social studies.

Course Curriculum

Below is a table that shows the courses needed to satisfy this program. Please speak with an advisor to ensure you meet your program requirements.

Two Years Credits
1st Semester
ADJ 100 Survey of Criminal Justice 3
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
HIS 112 History of World Civilization II 3
MTH 154 Quantitative Reasoning 3
Choose One
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
SDV 101 Orientation to (a Specific Discipline)
Total 13
2nd Semester
ADJ 107 Survey of Criminology 3
ENG 112 College Composition II 3
CST 110 Introduction to Communication 3
ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts 3
PSY 200 Principles of Psychology 3
Total 15
3rd Semester
ADJ 211 Criminal Law, Evidence, and Procedures I 3
Choose One
ADJ 234 Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism 3
ADJ 236 Principles of Criminal Investigation
1BIO 101 General Biology I 4
MTH 245 Statistics I 3
SOC 200 Principles of Sociology 3
Total 16
4th Semester
Choose One
ART 100 Art Appreciation 3
CST 151 Film Appreciation I
Choose One
ADJ 105 The Juvenile Justice System 3
ADJ 140 Introduction to Corrections
ADJ 133 Ethics and the Criminal Justice Professional 3
1BIO 102 General Biology II 4
Choose One
REL 100 Introduction to the Study of Religion 3
REL 231 Religions of the World I
Total 16
Total credits for the Associate of Science = 60
Two Years Credits
1st Semester
Survey of Criminal Justice
ADJ
100
3
ENG
111
3
History of World Civilization II
HIS
112
3
MTH
154
3
Choose One
SDV
100
1
Orientation to (a Specific Discipline)
SDV
101
Total 13
2nd Semester
ADJ
107
3
ENG
112
3
CST
110
3
ITE
115
3
PSY
200
3
Total 15
3rd Semester
ADJ
211
3
Choose One
Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism
ADJ
234
3
ADJ
236
1BIO
101
4
MTH
245
3
SOC
200
3
Total 16
4th Semester
Choose One
ART
100
3
Film Appreciation I
CST
151
Choose One
ADJ
105
3
ADJ
140
ADJ
133
3
1BIO
102
4
Choose One
REL
100
3
Religions of the World I
REL
231
Total 16
Total credits for the Associate of Science = 60

1 Students may substitute CHM 101-CHM 102 or CHM 111-CHM 112 if they also meet the mathematics prerequisites for these courses.

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