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Associate of Arts | Learning Competencies

Associate of Arts

First Year

  Course Title Credits
  CRMJ 2120* Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
GenEd: CS COLS 1000 Introduction to College Success: First-Year Seminar 3
GenEd: CW ENGL 1010*+ English I: Composition 3
GenEd: WY POLS 1000* American and Wyoming Government 3
GenEd: QR MATH 1000* -OR- Problem Solving 3
GenEd: QR MATH 1400+ College Algebra 3
      Semester Credits 15
  Course Title Credits
  CRMJ/SOC 2400* Criminology 3
  SOC 1000 Sociological Principles 3
GenEd: AA   Choose from approved Aesthetic Analysis courses. 3
GenEd: LAB   Choose from BIOL 1003, ANTH 1100, or GEOG 1010 approved Lab Science courses. 4
GenEd: CA ANTH 1200 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3
      Semester Credits 16

Second Year

  Course Title Credits
  CRMJ 2210 Criminal Law I (Fall Live or Spring Online) 3
  CRMJ 2350* Introduction to Corrections (Fall Live or Spring Online) 3
  PSYC 1000* General Psychology 3
GenEd: CV CO/M 2010* Public Speaking 3
  STAT 2070* Introductory Statistics for the Social Sciences 4
      Semester Credits 16
  Course Title Credits
  CRMJ 2220* Criminal Law II (Fall Online or Spring Live) 3
  CRMJ 2380* Probation and Parole (Fall Online or Spring Live) 3
  CRMJ 2420* Juvenile Justice (Fall Online or Spring Live) 3
  PSYC 2000* Research Methods in Psychology 4
GenEd: STEM   Choose from approved STEM courses. 3
      Semester Credits 16

Total Credits: 63

*This course has at least one prerequisite. Check the Course Descriptions section of the catalog to see the course prerequisites.

+If the placement test score is not adequate for course enrollment, students must complete the appropriate developmental course(s) before enrolling. These courses may increase the total number of program credits. Students should review their math and writing placement with their advisor before planning out their full program schedules.

Other Information
This outline provides a sample guideline for coursework in the major. Actual enrollment varies per student.

Learning Competencies

  1. Students will identify and describe the nature of crime, the historical and philosophical foundations of law enforcement agencies, criminal courts, and correctional institutions.
  2. Students will be able to recognize the differences between crimes and other types of legal (and moral) wrongs and between the substantive criminal law and the law of criminal procedure.
  3. Students will identify and describe the concepts/perspectives of criminology.
  4. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the criminal justice vocabulary.
  5. Students will identify the structure of the federal and state courts within the United States judicial system.
  6. Students will identify and describe the rights provided by the fourth, fifth, sixth, eighth, and fourteenth amendments as they pertain to the criminal justice system.