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Penn State Altoona

Criminal Justice

Altoona College (2 CJ)
University College: Penn State Greater Allegheny

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.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Students must have a minimum 2.0 GPA to change to this Associate degree after admission to the University.

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)

(12 of these credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in this bulletin.)

ELECTIVES: 26 credits

(This includes 12 credits of General Education courses: 3 credits of GH courses; 3 credits of GQ courses; 6 credits of GS courses.)

CRIMJ 100(3), PHIL 103 GH(3), SOC 012 GS(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)

CRIMJ 250(3); SOC 207(3)

[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: Spring Semester 2017

Blue Sheet Item #: 45-04-013A

Review Date: 1/10/17

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



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