Total Number of Credits Required for Degree: 61**
*Students should consult the program coordinator for determining the selection of program electives.
**A new college orientation requirement, completion of the one-credit ACDV 101 course, Transitioning to College, went into effect spring 2010. If you are a credit student who is new to college (meaning you have not successfully completed college coursework at another institution(s)), you are required to take ACDV 101 during your first semester at CCBC, thereby increasing the number of credits required for the degree to 62 credits. Students are required to provide an official transcript(s) to document successful completion of college coursework at another institution(s) in order for this requirement to be waived.
The CCBC Criminal Justice Studies degree program is designed to prepare students for service to the community in the fields of law enforcement, homeland security, juvenile services, private security, parole and probation, corrections and law.
In-service criminal justice professionals are encouraged to seek guidance from their campus Criminal Justice Studies program coordinator concerning credit-by-examination for selected academy courses. Credit for prior learning may also be available.
All students are encouraged to discuss their career plans with their campus Criminal Justice Studies program coordinator in order to be better prepared to meet the continuing challenges presented by these rewarding careers. Course work may be pursued on a full-time or part-time basis as well as online.
Because transfer institutions vary widely in their requirements, it is strongly recommended that students who plan to pursue Criminal Justice Studies courses for transfer to four-year colleges or universities speak with their campus program coordinator before registering for any courses.
All Criminal Justice Studies courses leading to the A.A.S. degree are designed to enhance understanding of the criminal justice field, but they do not have to be taken in the exact order listed.