Criminal Justice Degrees and Advising Maps

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Criminal Justice

Associate in Arts & Science – Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) Degree

To earn the Associate in Arts and Science DTA degree, a student must:

  • Satisfy the “General Requirements – All BBCC Degrees.”
  • Complete at least 90 transferable credit hours in courses numbered 100 or above.
  • Earn a grade of at least a 1.0 in each college level course used in the degree.
  • Satisfy the following basic, breadth, physical education, and total credit minimums.

Since programs differ at each college, students should consider program outlines published by the college or university where the student plans to continue his/her course of study. The following recommended courses will prepare students for most universities. Students should prepare their quarterly schedules with the assistance of an advisor knowledgeable in their transfer area.

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Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree

The Criminal Justice Technical Program is designed to develop the proficiencies and skills necessary to obtain entry-level employment in Criminal Justice related career paths. Job possibilities after completing this degree include but are not limited to entry-level police officer, corrections officer in a prison or jail, or other criminal justice job that requires a 2-year degree or less. This program assists the development of skills that employers are looking for and was specifically designed not to teach specific police or corrections tactics but to give a well-rounded foundation to any criminal justice related career. The following recommended courses will prepare students for most entry level positions. Students should prepare their quarterly schedules with the assistance of an advisor knowledgeable in their area of study so that any needed substitutions can be made.

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Additional Degree Options:

CJ 295 Work-Based Learning (can be repeated) (1 cr) A variety of self-development activities are provided throughout this course to assist students in gaining employment after graduation. Activities include civil service examinations, both written and oral, ride-alongs, internships, oral board practice, and other exercises in professional conduct.
CJ 198 Special Topics (may be repeated) …………………………………… 1-2
(Mini courses on drug recognition, mental health, crisis intervention, traffic investigations, terrorism, etc)

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