Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2011-2012

Criminal Justice

Social Sciences/Career Options

1048 Cedar Hall

319-398-1241

www.kirkwood.edu/careeroptions

Entry time

Fall, Spring or Summer

Award

Associate of Arts degree

2 years (4 semesters)

Associate of Science/Career Option degree is also available. See program coordinator for information.

The Criminal Justice program examines issues relating to crime, law and justice. Students who wish to enter the job market after graduating from Kirkwood pursue the Associate of Science/Career Option degree in Criminal Justice. Students who want to transfer to a four-year school and earn a bachelor's degree usually pursue an Associate of Arts degree in Liberal Arts.

Career opportunities: federal, state or local police agencies, private correctional facilities and court services, and private security/investigation.

Required Courses

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

First Semester

CRJ-100

Introduction to Criminal Justice

3

ENG-120

College Writing

5

SOC-110

Introduction to Sociology

3

SPC-101

Fundamentals of Oral Communication

3

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Humanities core

3

 

 

17

Second Semester

CRJ-101

Ethics in Criminal Justice

3

CRJ-120

Introduction to Corrections

3

CRJ-130

Criminal Law

3

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Mathematics (MAT-115 or higher)

3

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Humanities – Literature core

3

 

 

15

Third Semester

CRJ-111

Police and Society

3

CRJ-200

Criminology

3

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History/Cultures core

3

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Humanities – Arts & Ideas core

3

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Science core

3

 

 

15

Fourth Semester

CRJ-133

Constitutional Criminal Procedures or

3

CRJ-220

Community-Based Corrections

 

CRJ-202

Cultural Awareness for Criminal Justice Practitioners

3

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History/Cultures core

3

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Science core

3

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Open elective

3

 

 

15

Total program credit hours

62