Aug 20, 2019  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Academic Catalog

General Studies A.A. with Area of Concentration in Criminal Justice


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Associate of Arts | CRJU.AA | Transfer Program
CIP Code: 43.0107
www.pgcc.edu/programs_and_courses/program_detail.aspx?programid=6442462395
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Program Description


This program is also available completely online.

The field of criminal justice encompasses law enforcement, investigations, court and administrative services, corrections, private security, and juvenile justice. Each area requires individuals who can speak and write well, and who can work well with colleagues and the community. The individuals need to be skilled in management, investigative techniques, analysis of data, and critical thinking. This degree option readily transfers to four-year colleges and universities that offer a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. Prince George’s Community College has a partnership with the Prince George’s County Police Department. Graduates who complete their training at the county’s Police Academy may receive up to eighteen college credits toward their associate degree when they enroll at the college.

Graduates of the Criminal Justice Transfer Concentration will be able to:

  • Categorize the history of the criminal justice, courts, and corrections systems in the United States
  • Analyze the United States criminal justice system, criminal laws, and the rules of evidence
  • Apply the concepts of community-oriented policing
  • Apply the critical thinking skills needed for appropriate ethical decision-making in law enforcement-related fields

Sequence of Study - Criminal Justice Transfer Concentration A.A.


Below are the required courses for your program arranged in a suggested sequence. Please note that the sequence does not  include developmental coursework. See Academic Preparation  for the developmental course sequence if applicable to you.

Required Courses (in expected order)


Program Total: 60 Credits


Transferability


Credit earned at any public institution in the state shall be transferable to any other institution if the:

  • Credit is from a college or university parallel course or program;
  • Grades in the block of courses transferred average 2.00 or higher; and
  • Acceptance of the credit is consistent with the policies of the receiving institution governing students following the  same program. Refer to ARTSYS at artweb.usmd.edu and the receiving institution’s catalog to select transferable courses.

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