Criminal Justice

The Criminal Justice curriculum is dedicated to providing the theoretical, practical and professional knowledge needed in today’s environment to be successful in the fields of policing, corrections, courts, probation, parole, private security and related service careers. Emphasis is placed on preparing the student for the professional workplace or continued studies in a four-year institution. The curriculum is designed to provide the student with expert instruction on the most current trends, policies and practices in the field. 

Graduates of a New Jersey police academy may be eligible for up to 16 credits toward the Criminal Justice, Associate in Science degree.

For information, contact coordinator, Dean Wyks, at (609)343-4915 or dwyks@atlantic.edu.

Upon completion of this program students will be able to:

  • Describe the criminal justice system and the role of each agency within the system;
  • Demonstrate sensitivity for the problems of people in today’s complex, changing society, including empathy for social justice and equity issues;
  • Employ critical thinking skills in problem solving, including consideration of alternative solutions in the field;
  • Articulate the moral and ethical obligations and responsibilities of the criminal justice system.

(CRIM-Fall 2021)

 

General Education Courses

When a course is not specified, refer to the list of approved General Education courses.

Communication

Course #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
6

Social Science

Course #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
6

General Education Elective

*See Technological Competency 

Course #
Title
Credits
General Education Course (3 credits)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
3

Technological Competency

(Is fulfilled with CISM125 or CISM132, which may be taken as a General Education Elective, testing or reviewed departmental portfolio)

Program Elective Track Options

Law Enforcement Technologies Track

Choose: CRIM190 or AVIT140

Course #
Title
Credits
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
11

Policing Track

Course #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
9
Total credits:
60

Recommended sequence of courses:

First Semester

Course #
Title
Credits
General Education Course (3 credits)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
15

Third Semester

Course #
Title
Credits
Track Course or Program Elective (3 Credits)  +
3
Track Course or Program Elective (3 Credits)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
16

Fourth Semester

Course #
Title
Credits
Track Course or Program Elective (3 Credits)  +
3
Track Course or Program Elective (3 Credits)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
14

Overview

Program

Criminal Justice

Type

Associate in Science