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University Bulletin

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Penn State Altoona

Criminal Justice

Altoona College (2 CJ)

PROFESSOR Peter M. Hopsicker, Division Head, Division of Education, Human Development, and Social Sciences

Students receiving an associate degree in criminal justice should understand each of the three main components of the criminal justice system and their interrelationships. This program includes study in law enforcement, courts, and corrections individually and as components of a system, plus work in theories of crime causation, and crime control policy. Students should expect reading, writing, and critical thinking skills to be rigorously applied and developed throughout the degree program. The Associate in Science degree in Criminal Justice prepares students for entry-level positions in criminal justice or for study at the baccalaureate level.

For the Associate in Science in Criminal Justice, a minimum of 64 credits is required.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 21 credits
(13 of these credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in this bulletin.)

ELECTIVES: 27 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 29 credits[1]
(This includes 13 credits of General Education courses: 3 credits of GH courses; 4 credits of GQ courses; 6 credits of GS courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (29 credits)
CRIMJ 100(3), PHIL 103 GH(3), SOC 012 GS(3), SOC 207(3), SOC 119 GS;US(4) (Sem: 1-4)
CRIMJ 210(3), CRIMJ 220(3), CRIMJ 230(3), STAT 200 GQ(4) (Sem: 3-4)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 2009

Blue Sheet Item #: 37-06-009

Review Date: 4/14/09

UCA Revision #1: 8/3/06
UCA Revision #2: 7/27/07

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