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2021 A.A.S. Criminal Justice Course Plan

62 Credit Hours Beginning Fall 2021, Catalog Year 2022

Review your Degree Audit frequently to make sure your progress to complete your degree requirements is on track.

Regular advising throughout your academic career will help ensure timely completion of all requirements.

The Miami University Bulletin provides guidance on academic policies, program requirements, and course descriptions.

First Year, Semester 1
Course Name Hours
ENG 111 English Composition 3
CJS 101 Intro to Criminal Justice Studies 3
CJS 125 Law and the Courts 3
POL 142 American Politics & Diversity or CRE 151 Intro to Critica Race & Ethnic Studies 3-4
MPF IIA Creative Arts 3
Total Semester Credit Hours 15-16
First Year, Semester 2
Course Name Hours
CJS 231 Criminal Procedure 3
MPF IIB Humanities 3
MPF III Global Perspectives 3
STA 261 Statistics 4
CJS ELECTIVE recommended CJS 232 Criminal Defense and Adjudication 3
Total Semester Credit Hours 16
Second Year, Semester 1
Course Name Hours
CJS 211 Policing in America 3
CJS 220 Criminal Justice Field Experience 3
CJS 281 Corrections in America 3
MPF IV Natural Science 3-4
Total Semester Credit Hours 15-16
Second Year, Semester 2
Course Name Hours
CJS 271 Intro to Criminal Behavior 3
CJS ELECTIVE recommend CJS 272 Forensic & Crime Scene Evidence 3
ELECTIVE rcommend EGS 215 Workplace Writing 3
ELECTIVE Elective 3
ELECTIVE Elective 3
Total Semester Credit Hours 15

Students intending to pursue the Miami B.S. in Criminal Justice or other bachelor degrees should consult with their CJS advisor to maximize progress towards the Criminal Justice bachelor degree while completing the associate degree.

Please note this is a guideline only; your DAR is the official program record.

Abbreviation Key

  • MP-EL = Experiential Learning
  • MPF I = English Composition
  • MPF IIC = Social Science
  • MPF V = Mathematics, Formal Reasoning, Technology
  • MPT = Thematic Sequence
  • MP-AW = Advanced Writing
  • MPF = Global Miami Plan Foundation
  • MPF IIB = Humanities
  • MPF IV = Natural Science
  • MP-IP = Intercultural Perspectives
  • MPF IIA = Creative Arts
  • MPF III = Global Perspectives
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