Graduation Requirements (A Minimum of 60 Credits)

Criminal Justice (AA), Associate of Arts Degree This program has been designed for those students seeking an education in the field of Law and Law Enforcement among other careers of great demand. It will offer students a broad background in the Criminal Justice System, and includes courses in communication, humanities, behavioral science, mathematics, natural science, and computers. Florida National University will award an Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice upon graduation to those students who complete the necessary requirements. These students may continue their education at the bachelor’s level to other accredited universities, or begin careers in the field including law enforcement*, court system, and private industry.

*Note: Employment with certain law enforcement agencies may require separate certification in basic police training (academy).

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (39 CREDITS)

COMMUNICATIONS (9 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  • ENC 1101
    English Composition I **
    3
  • ENC 1102
    English Composition II **
    3
  • SPC 1017
    Fundamentals of Oral Communication
    3
HUMANITIES (6 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  •  
    6
BEHAVIORAL/ SOCIAL SCIENCE (6 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  •  
    6
NATURAL SCIENCE (7 CREDITS – includes 1 required Lab. hour)
Credit Hours
  •  
    7
MATHEMATICS (7 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  • MAC 1105
    College Algebra I **
    3
  • STA 2014
    Introduction to Statistics**
    4
COMPUTERS (4 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  • CGS 1030
    Introduction to Information Technology
    4
  • SLS 1501
    College Study Skills
     
CORE REQUIREMENTS (12 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  • CJL 2100
    Introduction to Criminal Law
    3
  • CJC 2000
    Introduction to Corrections
    3
  • CJE 2000
    Introduction to Security and Law Enforcement
    3
  • CJE 2600
    Fundamentals of Criminal Investigation
    3
SUGGESTED ELECTIVES (9 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  • CJJ 2002
    Juvenile Delinquency I
    3
  • CCJ 2940
    Criminal Justice Internship
    3
  • CJE 2005
    Introduction to Criminal Justice
    3
  • CJL 2821
    Psychology Applied to Law
    3
  • CCJ 2001
    Criminology
    3

All Credit Courses from within this division or any other division can be used as Suggested Electives.
*General Education Component
**This course has prerequisites; check course descriptions.

An Associate of Arts (A.A.) program is a two-year course of study that covers the core materials needed to complete the first two years of a four-year bachelor’s degree.

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