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2020 - 2021 Cowley College Academic Catalog 
    
2020 - 2021 Cowley College Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice Transfer Pathway (AA)


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The Criminal Justice program at Cowley College prepares a student for a successful career in law enforcement and corrections. There is a nationwide trend toward requiring that all criminal justice professionals have at least a two- year degree, and Cowley College Associate Degree in Criminal Justice fulfills that promise. This is an ideal time to become a professional in the field of criminal justice. In response to the rise in crime rates, increasing drug abuse, and a growing population, the public demands a strong response to the violence and disorder, causing employment opportunities to increase dramatically in recent years. Career opportunities exist in many areas: local police departments and organizations, county and state police departments, corrections, environmental protection services, juvenile facilities, crime laboratories, courts and judicial offices, and community-based corrections (probation and parole).

Pathway Code: CRJA


General Education Requirements (38 hours)


Computer Literacy (3 hours)


Humanities (9 hours)


Complete courses from 3 Different Departments (ART, FOL, HIS, HUM, LIT, MIN, MUS, PHO, REL, THE) - Studio and Performance courses cannot be included.

For a list of course options click this link Humanities Elective(s)  

  • Humanities Elective - 3 hour(s) _______________________________________
     
  • Humanities Elective - 3 hour(s) _______________________________________
     
  • Humanities Elective - 3 hour(s) _______________________________________

Social Sciences (9 hours)


Complete courses from 3 Different Departments (ANT, ECO, GEG, POL, PSY, SOC). 
For a list of course options click this link Social Science Elective(s)   (POL6613 Constitutional Law is recommended)

  • Social Science Elective - 3 hour(s) ____________________________________
     
  • Social Science Elective - 3 hours(s) ___________________________________
     
  • Social Science Elective - 3 hours(s) ___________________________________

Laboratory Sciences (5 hours)


Complete 5 credits of Lab Science from Lab Science Elective(s) .

  • Lab Science Elective 5 hour(s) __________________________________ 

Pathway Electives (27 hours)


Minimum Hours for a Degree 62*


*A minimum of 62 hours is required to earn a Cowley Degree, however additional credit hours may be outlined on the transfer pathway to meet the program requirements for a transfer institution. 

Depending on skill level and assessment scores, students may be required to take the necessary basic skill or prerequisite courses prior to enrolling in the program courses.

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