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Associate of Arts

Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice
Associate of Arts
AT A GLANCE
  • 60 credits
  • Transfer up to 45 credits
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
  • Program restrictions apply
TUITION
  • $499 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $250 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
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Get an introduction to criminal justice knowledge and apply your courses to a bachelor's degree.

With the online associate’s specialized curriculum area in criminal justice, you can acquire knowledge in the three areas that make up the criminal justice system: law enforcement, courts and justice systems, and corrections. Take a variety of courses that may be applied to a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.

Total Credits Required: 60

Curriculum Courses: 25 Credits

  • One 3-credit course in communication, writing, or speech, chosen from the following:
    • (3 Credits, ENGL 102)
    • (3 Credits, ENGL 281)
    • (3 Credits, JOUR 201)
    • Any 3-credit COMM or SPCH courses
    • Any 3-credit WRTG courses (except 486A and 486B)
  • One 1-credit course, chosen from the following:
    • (1 Credit, CAPL 198A)
    • (1 Credit, CAPL 198B)
    • (1 Credit, CAPL 198C)
    • (1 Credit, BMGT 121A)
    • (1 Credit, BMGT 121B)
    • Any 1-credit course
  • 12 credits of CCJS courses
  • 9 credits of elective coursework; we recommend you take courses that are applicable to the bachelor’s degree in criminal justice

General Education Courses: 35 Credits

Sequence Course Requirement(s) Fulfilled
1
(3 Credits, PACE 111P)
General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
2
(3 Credits, WRTG 111)
General Education: Communication
3
(1 Credit, LIBS 150)
General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
4
(3 Credits, IFSM 201)
General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
5
(3 Credits, NUTR 100)
General Education: Biological & Physical Sciences
6
(3 Credits, CCJS 100)
AA Curriculum Area
7
(3 Credits, SPCH 100)
AA Curriculum Area
8
(3 Credits, MATH 105)
General Education: Math
9
(3 Credits, WRTG 112)
General Education: Communication
10

Choose one of the following courses:


  • (1 Credit, CAPL 198A)

  • (1 Credit, CAPL 198B)

  • (1 Credit, CAPL 198C)

  • (1 Credit, BMGT 121A)

  • (1 Credit, BMGT 121B)
  • A 1-credit course of your choice
AA Curriculum Area
11
(3 Credits, CCJS 230)
AA Curriculum Area
12
(3 Credits, HUMN 100)
General Education: Arts & Humanities
13
(4 Credits, BIOL 103)
General Education: Biological & Physical Sciences
14
(3 Credits, BEHS 103)
General Education: Behavioral & Social Sciences
15
(3 Credits, HIST 125)
General Education: Arts & Humanities
16
(3 Credits, ECON 103)
General Education: Behavioral & Social Sciences
17 Take any CCJS course AA Curriculum Area
18 Take any CCJS course AA Curriculum Area
19 An elective course applicable to the bachelor's degree in criminal justice AA Curriculum Area
20 An elective course applicable to the bachelor's degree in criminal justice AA Curriculum Area
21 An elective course applicable to the bachelor's degree in criminal justice AA Curriculum Area

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These requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022–2023 academic year. For prior year requirements, visit our catalog archive.

Associate Degree Requirements

See the requirements for UMGC's Associate of Arts degree, which requires the completion of a minimum of 60 credits.

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