Criminal Justice

Associate in Applied Science

Prescribed Technical Program16
General Education15
Criminal Justice Required Program Electives18
Elective Credit12
Total Degree Credits61
Plan of Study Grid
1st YearCredits
Prescribed Technical Program Requirements  
CJ 201 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
PHIL 210 Ethics 3
SOC 110
Introduction to Sociology
or Social Problems
SOC 252 Criminology 3
General Education Courses  
Written or Oral Communications 6
College Composition I (Required)  
Select one of the following:  
Fundamentals of Public Speaking  
College Composition II  
Introduction to Professional Writing  
Arts & Humanities/Social & Behavioral Sciences  
POLS 115 American Government (Recommended) 3
Business, Math, Science & Technology  
CSCI 101 Introduction to Computers 3
General Education Matrix (Math Elective) 1 3
Criminal Justice Required Program Electives  
Select 3 credits from the list below 2 3
2nd Year
Prescribed Technical Program Requirements  
CJ 220 Criminal Law (Fall only) 3
CJ 297 Cooperative Education/Internship (Repeatable) 1
Criminal Justice Required Program Electives  
Select 15 credits from the list below 2 15
Electives 12
 Total Credits61
Criminal Justice Required Program Electives
CJ 210Introduction To Policing (Fall only) 33
CJ 226Criminal Investigation (Spring only)3
CJ 231Criminal Evidence and Procedure (Spring only)3
CJ 254Juvenile Justice System (Spring only) 33
CJ 270Introduction to Corrections (Fall only)3
POLS 116State and Local Government3
PSYC 111Introduction to Psychology3
PSYC 270Abnormal Psychology3
SOC 235Cultural Diversity3
SOC 253Juvenile Delinquency (Fall only)3

Any of the following courses will satisfy the 3 Math credits required: MATH 137, MATH 103, MATH 104, MATH 107, MATH 146, MATH 165, MATH 166, MATH 208, MATH 210 or MATH 277.


 A total of 18 Criminal Justice Program Electives are required for degree.


These classes are required for students transferring to Minot State University.

College Degree Requirements

General Education & Diversity Course Matrix Requirements