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Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice

Associate of Arts degree

This program is an interdisciplinary course of study in the areas of law enforcement, substantive law, court structure and process, and corrections as integral components of the criminal justice system. An emphasis is placed on the historical, psychological, sociological, and political aspects within criminal justice. To enhance the written communication and report writing skills of the student, the concept of writing-across-the-curriculum is utilized.

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Degree Requirements - Minimum of 69 Credit Hours Print Requirements

General Education Core       (36 hours)
Area I.    Communications       (9 hours)
ENG111Freshman Composition I 3 credits
ENG115Freshman Composition II 3 credits
SPCH111Public Speaking 3 credits
Area II.    Mathematics       (4 hours)
MATH180College Algebra 4 credits
Area III.    Laboratory Science       (8 hours)
Area IV.    Social and Behavioral Sciences       (9 hours)
SOC101Introduction to Sociology (required course)
Area V.    Humanities and Fine Arts       (6 hours)
Program Requirements       (27 hours)
CJ111Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 credits
CJ121Introduction to Corrections 3 credits
CJ131Introduction to Law Enforcement 3 credits
CJ200Professional Ethics 3 credits
CJ201Criminal Law 3 credits
CJ215Juvenile Justice System 3 credits
CJ225Criminal Procedure 3 credits
CJ231Criminal Investigation 3 credits
CJ233Report Writing and Documentation 3 credits
Related Studies       (3 hours)
CSA150 Computer Fundamentals 3 credits
Approved Electives       (3 hours)
CJ205Probation, Parole and Community Corrections 3 credits
CJ210Deviant Behavior 3 credits
CJ221Law Enforcement and Community Relations 3 credits
CJ260Management in Law Enforcement 3 credits
CJ298Criminal Justice Internship 3 credits
LAW242Business Law 3 credits
SPAN101Beginning Spanish I 3 credits

Criminal Justice Degree Curriculum Profile 2012-2015

Program Resources

Program Director: Shirley Marlow
Phone: (505)454-2565
Email: smarlow@luna.edu
Program Advisor: Cindy Armijo
Phone: (505)454-2558
Email: carmijo@luna.edu

ACCESS Center Personnel

Director: Renee Maestas
Phone: (505)454-5355
Email: rmaestas@luna.edu
Advisor: Melissa Lopez
Phone: (505)454-5357
Email: mlopez@luna.edu

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