Justice Studies AA

The Justice Studies Associate's degree provides students with an introductory education in the Criminal Justice field.  The degree provides a strong foundation for the bachelor's degree in Justice Studies, and can serve as a stepping stone to a variety of careers in federal, state, and local criminal justice and human service agencies.  In response to criminal justice agency-identified needs, the curriculum is strongly oriented to the social and behavioral sciences.

General Education Requirements

Written Communication
Select one of the following:6.00
WRITING AND RHETORIC I
and WRITING AND RHETORIC II
COLLEGE WRITING AND RESEARCH
Oral Communication
Select one from the following:3.00
FUNDAMENTALS OF ORAL COMMUNICATION
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
PUBLIC SPEAKING
Mathematical Ways of Knowing
Select one of the following:3.00-5.00
MATH IN MODERN SOCIETY
FINITE MATHEMATICS
COLLEGE ALGEBRA
COLLEGE ALGEBRA AND TRIGONOMETRY
STATISTICAL REASONING
CALCULUS I
STATISTICAL METHODS FOR THE SCIENCES
MATHEMATICS FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS II
FINITE MATHEMATICS
MATH FOR TECHNOLOGY
STATISTICAL REASONING
Humanistic & Artistic Ways of Knowing
Select one course from two categories:6.00-8.00
Literature
LITERATURE AND IDEAS
WORLD CLASSICS
INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE
MYTHOLOGIES
Arts
INTRODUCTION TO ART
THE ART AND HISTORY OF THE MOTION PICTURE
INTRODUCTION TO THE ARTS
SURVEY OF MUSIC
MUSIC IN AMERICA
WORLD MUSIC
HISTORY OF MUSICAL THEATER
HISTORY OF JAZZ AND POPULAR MUSIC STYLES
SURVEY OF THE THEATER
Language
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE I
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE II
ELEMENTARY SPANISH I
ELEMENTARY SPANISH II
Scientific Ways of Knowing
Select one course from two disciplines; one lab7.00-8.00
INTRODUCTION TO BIOINFORMATICS
CONCEPTS OF BIOLOGY
PLANTS AND PEOPLE
BIOLOGY IN FILM
HUMAN BIOLOGY
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I
CONCEPTS OF CHEMISTRY
GENERAL, ORGANIC AND BIOCHEMISTRY
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE
INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC SCIENCE
PHYSICAL GEOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO EARTH SYSTEMS
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
INTEGRATED SCIENCE II
INTEGRATED SCIENCE I
INTRODUCTION TO NATURAL SCIENCES 1
NATURAL SCIENCE FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATOR
GENERAL PHYSICS I
GENERAL PHYSICS II
PHYS SCIENCES FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATORS
DESCRIPTIVE ASTRONOMY
ENGINEERING PHYSICS I
Social & Behavioral Ways of Knowing
Select one course from two disciplines:6.00
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
WORLD PREHISTORY
INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES
PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS
PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS
INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY
WORLD HISTORY I
WORLD HISTORY II
UNITED STATES HISTORY I
UNITED STATES HISTORY II
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
HUMAN RELATIONS IN ORGANIZATIONS
AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT
INTERNATIONAL POLITICS
COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT
INTRODUCTION TO GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY
LIFESPAN DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
SOCIAL PROBLEMS
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
HUMAN RELATIONS IN ORGANIZATIONS
Diversity
Select one of the following:3.00-4.00
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
WORLD PREHISTORY
INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES
RACE AND ETHNICITY
COMMUNICATION AND DIVERSITY
INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE
NATIVE AMERICAN WRITTEN LITERATURE
INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY
WORLD HISTORY I
WORLD HISTORY II
UNITED STATES HISTORY I
UNITED STATES HISTORY II
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
ETHICS AND IDENTITY
SOCIAL-CULTURAL ASPECTS OF SPORTS
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE I
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE II
COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
ELEMENTARY SPANISH I
ELEMENTARY SPANISH II
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
Integrative Seminar: Ethics & Values
Select one of the following:3.00
ID 300A - 300Z (see course descriptions for options)
HELLS CANYON INSTITUTE
Foreign/Heritage Language
Select 16 credits of language if selecting Bachelor of Arts Degree16.00
Total Credits37.00-43.00

Program Requirements

JS-103INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE3.00
JS-201POLICE IN AMERICA3.00
JS-202CORRECTIONS IN AMERICA3.00
Take 12 credis from the following; 6 must be from subject JS12.00
INTRODUCTION TO ADDICTION STUDIES
LAW AND SOCIETY
CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
COMMUNITY-BASED CORRECTIONS
JUVENILE DELINQUENCY
CRIMINAL LAW
CRIMINOLOGY
CYBERCRIME
INTRODUCTION TO GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
General Electives
Select 2 elective credits2.00
Total Credits23.00
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
COREHumanistic & Artistic Ways of Knowing 3.00
COREOral Communication 3.00
ENGL-101 WRITING AND RHETORIC I 3.00
JS-103 INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE 3.00
JS-201 POLICE IN AMERICA 3.00
 Credits15.00
Spring
COREHumanistic & Artistic Ways of Knowing 3.00
COREMathematical Ways of Knowing 3.00
CORESocial & Behavioral Ways of Knowing 3.00
CORESocial & Behavioral Ways of Knowing 3.00
ENGL-102 WRITING AND RHETORIC II 3.00
 Credits15.00
Second Year
Fall
COREDiversity 3.00
COREScientific Ways of Knowing 4.00
COREScientific Ways of Knowing 3.00
JS-202 CORRECTIONS IN AMERICA 3.00
Program RequirementsSelect Justice Studies Selective 1 3.00
 Credits16.00
Spring
COREIntegrative Seminar: Ethics & Values 3.00
ElectiveElective Credits 2.00
Program RequirementsSelect Justice Studies Selective 1 3.00
Program RequirementsSelect Justice Studies Selective 1 3.00
Program RequirementsSelect Justice Studies Selective 1 3.00
 Credits14.00
 Total Credits60.00

Graduates with a BA/BS in Justice Studies go on to obtain careers in a variety of fields:

  • Local, Regional, and National Law Enforcement
  • Probation and Parole
  • Corrections
  • Law and Legal Studies

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