Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2017-2018

Criminal Justice

Social Sciences

1008 Cedar Hall

319-398-1241

www.kirkwood.edu/socialsciences

Entry time
Fall, Spring, Summer

Award
Associate of Applied Science (4 terms)
Associate of Arts Liberal Arts (transfer degree)

This degree opens doors to a possible career in criminal justice including positions in law enforcement and corrections. Students enrolled in crimial justice may obtain a two-year Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice degree that will include both general education and criminal justice courses.

Career opportunities: sheriff; police officer; highway patrol officer; corrections officer; probation officer

Degree Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Term 1

CRJ-100

Introduction to Criminal Justice

3

SOC-110

Introduction to Sociology OR

3

SOC-115

Social Problems

 

ENG-120

College Writing OR

5

ENG-105

Composition I AND

 

ENG-106

Composition II OR

 

ENG-108

Composition II: Technical Writing

 

SPC-101

Fundamentals of Oral Communication OR

3

SPC-112

Public Speaking

 

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Math Course (from approved list)

3

 

 

17

Term 2

CRJ-101

Ethics in Criminal Justice

3

CRJ-130

Criminal Law

3

HSV-282

Health and Psychosocial Rehabilitation

3

SCI-120

Forensic Science

3

PHI-105

Introduction to Ethics

3

 

 

15

Term 3

CRJ-111

Police and Society

3

CRJ-133

Constitutional Criminal Procedure

3

CRJ-141

Criminal Investigation

3

CRJ-201

Juvenile Delinquency

3

CRJ-220

Community-Based Corrections

3

 

 

15

Term 4

CRJ-120

Introduction to Corrections

3

CRJ-200

Criminology

3

CRJ-202

Cultural Awareness for Criminal Justice Practitioners

3

CRJ-232

Community-Oriented Policing and Problem Solving

3

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Humanities or History/Culture Course (from approved list)

3

 

 

15

Total program credit hours

62

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