Associate in Science

Law enforcement and corrections are among the fastest-growing career fields in the nation, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. This Associate in Science degree program encourages comprehensive understanding of the nature of crime and the goals of the criminal justice system in the United States. Students are introduced to organizations, occupations and regulations that govern the criminal justice system. The program prepares students to enter the field of corrections or continue their studies at a four-year college or university.


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First Semester

  • CSC 115 Computer Applications
  • ENG 101 English Composition I 
  • SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
  • Humanities Elective
  • Mathematics Elective


Second Semester

  • ENG 102 English Composition II
  • PSY 101 General Psychology
  • SOC 102 Contemporary Social Problems
  • Humanities Elective
  • Science Elective


Summer Semester (at Cumberland County College)

  • PS 201 American Federal Government or
  • PS 203 State and Local Government
  • SP 203 Effective Speech


Third Semester (at Cumberland County College)

  • CJ 102 Criminology and Penology
  • CJ 104 Criminal Law
  • CJ 115 Diversity Issues in Criminal Justice
  • PA 101 Public Administration 
  • PY 201 Psychology of Adjustment or
  • PY 204 Psychology of Adolescence or
  • PY 209 Abnormal Psychology


Fourth Semester (at Cumberland County College)

  • CJ 207 Administration of Justice
  • CJ 211 Institutional Treatment of the Offender
  • CJ 212 Principles of Correctional Operations
  • CJ 213 Criminal Psychopathology or
  • CJ 214 Correctional Counseling & Interviewing
  • CJ 215 Criminal Justice Field Work