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A.S. in Criminal Justice Total Credits
60 crs.

General Education Requirements
24 crs.
Common Core
12 crs.
ENG110 College Writing
3 crs.
ENG130 Literature and Composition
3 crs.
COM107 Introduction to Communications
3 crs.
CIS112 Introduction to Computing
Students may prove competency by passing a waiver examination. No credit is granted if the requirement is waived.
3 crs.
Liberal Arts
6 crs.
Humanities Elective
3 crs.
Social Science Elective
3 crs.
Math
3 crs.
MAT105 Quantitative Methods or MAT120 College Algebra (or higher)
3 crs.
Science
3 crs.
100-200 Level Science Elective
3 crs.

Leadership Course
3 crs.
LCS105 Elements of Organizations
3 crs.

Major, Core and Concentrations
30 crs.
CRJ101 Introduction to Criminal Justice
3 crs.
CRJ102 Introduction to Law Enforcement or CRJ103 Introduction to Corrections
3 crs.
CRJ104 Introduction to Security
3 crs.
CRJ209 Criminal Law
3 crs.
CRJ200-300-400 Level Elective
3 crs.
CRJ200-300-400 Level Elective
3 crs.
CRJ200-300-400 Level Elective
3 crs.
CRJ200-300-400 Level Elective
3 crs.
CRJ200-300-400 Level Elective
3 crs.
CRJ200-300-400 Level Elective
3 crs.

Career and Self-Awareness
3 crs.
Campus Students
3 crs.
CSA101 Exploring Self: Inside Out
3 crs.
Online Students
3 crs.
CSS101 College Success Seminar
3 crs.


* Please Note: 18 credits of the courses in the major in any AS degree must be at the 200 Level or higher and courses above 200 Level can only be electives

The university reserves the right to change or update the curriculum at any time. The university will notify students of any changes officially through the university website. 

For full course descriptions please refer to the University Catalog for the current Academic Year.


Program Outcomes

Post University's A.S. in Criminal Justice degree program prepares students to become successful professionals in the field of criminal justice.

Students who attain a A.S. in Criminal Justice from Post University can expect to have achieved the outcomes listed below.

  • Student will define and describe the structure of the American Criminal Justice System.

  • Students will list and describe U.S. Constitution (Bill of Rights) provisions and how they apply to criminal laws and procedures.

  • Students will demonstrate effective communication on a college level to write and articulate criminal justice principles.

  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of crime and punishment.

  • Students will identify principles and procedures as they relate to their ethical and professional responsibility.