Criminal Justice

New enrollments into this program are restricted as of Spring 2023. Please contact an academic advisor about alternative options.

Associate in Applied Science

Prescribed Technical Program16
General Education15
Criminal Justice Required Program Electives18
Elective Credit12
Total Degree Credits61
Prescribed Technical Program Requirements
CJ 201Introduction to Criminal Justice3
CJ 220Criminal Law3
CJ 297Cooperative Education/Internship1
PHIL 210Ethics3
SOC 110Introduction to Sociology3
or SOC 115 Social Problems
SOC 252Criminology3
Total Credits16
Criminal Justice Required Program Electives
Select 18 credits from the following list:18
Introduction To Policing (Fall only) 2
Criminal Investigation (Spring only)
Criminal Evidence and Procedure (Spring only)
Juvenile Justice System (Spring only) 2
Introduction to Corrections (Fall only)
State and Local Government
Introduction to Psychology
Abnormal Psychology
Cultural Diversity
Juvenile Delinquency (Fall only)
Total Credits18
General Education Requirements
Arts & Humanities/Social & Behavioral Sciences
POLS 115American Government (Recommended)3
Business, Math, Science & Technology
CSCI 101Introduction to Computers3
General Education Matrix (Math Elective) 13
Written or Oral Communications
ENGL 110College Composition I (Required)3
ENGL 120College Composition II3
or ENGL 125 Introduction to Professional Writing
or COMM 110 Fundamentals of Public Speaking
Total Credits15
Electives (Must be classes not taken from the lists above or any class not yet taken.)12
Total Credits12

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.


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

College Degree Requirements

General Education & Diversity Course Matrix Requirements