Human Services AAS – Law Enforcement Studies Degree

Code: AAS.HS.LAWENF

This program is intended for students seeking to pursue a career in law enforcement at both local and federal levels.  This program will provide the fundamental knowledge of the functions and process of the criminal justice system as well as philosophy, history, and legal principles guiding law enforcement practices and procedures.  Career opportunities:  Federal, State and Local Law Enforcement agencies, Federal, State Court/Judiciary, Federal, State and County Correctional facilities, Corporate and Private Security firms.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the functions, interrelationships and processes of the criminal justice components.
  • State and support the opinions on critical issues and problems facing the criminal justice system.
  • Demonstrate a sound working knowledge of the philosophy, history and application of law related to the criminal justice system.
  • Describe and analyze the theories of causation and impact of crime.

Recommended Semester Sequence

First Semester

  Humanities Elective***† 3
  Social Science Elective***‡ 3
CRJ-101Introduction to Criminal Justice

3

SOC-101Sociology

3

WRT-101English Composition I

3

WEX-101Dynamics of Health and Fitness

2

Total Credit Hours:17

CRJ-101: Highly recommended: take CRJ-101 before taking CRJ-103 and CRJ-105.

SOC-101: Highly recommended: take SOC-101 before taking CRJ-107.

Second Semester

CRJ-109Issues in Policing

3

CRJ-113The Juvenile Justice Process

3

POL-104State and Local Government

3

SOC-103Sociology of the Family

3

WRT-201English Composition II

3

And one of the following WEX courses:

WEX-201

WEX-204

WEX-205

WEX-206

-or

WEX-208

Total Credit Hours:16

Third Semester

  Math/Computer Science/Natural Science/Technology Elective*** 3-4
CRJ-105Police Administration

3

CRJ-111Criminal Investigation

3

LIT-220Social Aspects of Literature

3

SOC-113Social Problems

3

Total Credit Hours:15-16

CRJ-105: Highly recommended: take CRJ-101 before taking CRJ-103 and CRJ-105.

Fourth Semester

  Humanities Elective***‡‡ 3
  Free Elective 2

CRJ-103Criminal Law

3

CRJ-107Criminology

3

COM-100Speech Communication

3

-or

COM-102Public Speaking

3

PSY-102Introduction to Abnormal Psychology

3

-or

PSY-104Psychology of Human Relations

3

Total Credit Hours:17

CRJ-103: Highly recommended: take CRJ-101 before taking CRJ-103 and CRJ-105.

CRJ-107: Highly recommended: take SOC-101 before taking CRJ-107.

General Education Requirements

Communication

WRT-101English Composition I

3

WRT-201English Composition II

3

-or

WRT-202Technical Writing

3

Total Credit Hours:6

Humanities Electives***

Two general education courses selected from the following fields, with no more than one course in any one field: Arts (Art [ART], Music [MUS], Theatre Arts [THR], Cinema Studies [CIN]); History (HIS); Literature (LIT); Philosophy and Religion (PHR); World Languages and Cultures (LAN).

Total Credit Hours:6

Social Science Elective***

One general education course selected from the following fields: Economics (ECO); Geography (GEO); Political Science (POL); Psychology (PSY); Sociology (SOC) and Anthropology (ANT).

Total Credit Hours:3

Mathematics, Natural Science, and Technology***

One general education course to be selected from the following fields: Mathematics (MAT); Computer Science (CIS) Information Technology (INF); Biology (BIO); Chemistry (CHM); Physics (PHY).

Total Credit Hours:3-4

Additional General Education Course:

COM-100Speech Communication

3

-or

COM-102Public Speaking

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Total Credit Hours: 21-22

Program Requirements

CRJ-101Introduction to Criminal Justice

3

CRJ-103Criminal Law

3

CRJ-105Police Administration

3

CRJ-107Criminology

3

CRJ-109Issues in Policing

3

CRJ-111Criminal Investigation

3

CRJ-113The Juvenile Justice Process

3

POL-104State and Local Government

3

PSY-102Introduction to Abnormal Psychology

3

-or

PSY-104Psychology of Human Relations

3

SOC-101Sociology

3

SOC-103Sociology of the Family

3

SOC-113Social Problems

3

CRJ-101, CRJ-103, CRJ-105: Highly recommended: take CRJ-101 before taking CRJ-103 and CRJ-105.

CRJ-107, SOC-101: Highly recommended: take SOC-101 before taking CRJ-107.

Total Credit Hours: 39

Program Support Requirements

WEX  Dynamics of Health & Fitness Exp 1

WEX-101Dynamics of Health and Fitness

2

Total Credit Hours: 3

Free Elective

Total Credit Hours: 2

Total Credit Hours: 65-66

Specific Program Notes

***General Education Elective(s).

†Highly recommended: PHR-102.

‡Highly recommended: PSY-101.

‡‡Highly recommended: HIS-112.

Students enrolled in this program ARE REQUIRED to successfully complete a course in basic algebra if indicated by the Basic Skills Placement Test.