Academic Catalog 2018-2019 
    Jan 22, 2021  
Academic Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Associate of Science: Criminal Justice

CCU’s Associate of Science (A.S.) in Criminal Justice degree is a 2-year program that provides an introduction to criminal justice practice in the United States.  Courses are taught from an evangelical Christian worldview, giving students ongoing opportunities to discuss many significant life issues - sin, free will, biblical view of human nature, and redemption.  Students will be guided through the program by faculty who have careers within the criminal justice system.

The A.S. Criminal Justice degree prepares students for careers in various criminal justice fields, including law enforcement, paralegal work, transportation security, private security, and computer forensics.

The A.S. Criminal Justice degree requires a total of 60 credit hours for graduation, which includes 36 credit hours of general education,18 credit hours of criminal justice major coursework, and 6 hours of elective credit. Prior college, military, and technical credits may  be used toward the AS degree. Students may transfer in a maximum of 45 credit hours (75% of the degree requirements). Students may take a maximum of 15 credit hours of 300 and 400 level courses in the AS  degree program.

The 18 hours of major coursework, as well as the general education and elective credit hours, may be transferred to the Bachelor of Science: Criminal Justice  degree at Colorado Christian University.

The Associate of Science in Criminal Justice requires completion of the following 60 credit hours:
General Education (36 hours)
Criminal Justice major (18 hours)
Electives (6 hours)

General Education Core (36 credit hours)

Integrative Studies (3 credit hours)

Biblical Studies (3 credit hours)

Communications (9 credit hours)

Written Communication

Oral/Interpersonal Communication (choose one)

Computer Science (3 credit hours)

Only courses completed within the past 5 years will be accepted to complete the General Education core requirement.

Humanities (6 credit hours)

 Choose courses from two different disciplines. PHL 205A  is required.

History, Behavioral, and Social Sciences (6 credit hours)

 Choose courses from two different disciplines. Must include one history (HIS prefix) course:

Mathematics (3 credit hours)

Choose one Mathematics course.

Natural Science (3 credit hours)

Choose one Science course. While open to all CAGS students, the Biology Lab is not required for the A.S. Criminal Justice degree. Labs cannot be taken as stand alone courses to fulfill this requirement

Elective Requirements (6 credit hours)

Complete 6 hours of additional electives.

Graduation Requirements for Associate of Science in Criminal Justice Degree

The faculty recommends students in the A.S. in Criminal Justice to the Board of Trustees as candidates for graduation when they have completed the following requirements.

  • Completion of 60 credit hours as specified in the course requirements listed above. (A maximum of 15 credit hours of 300/400 level courses.)
  • A letter grade of D or better in all courses and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 in all CCU coursework.
  • Meet the CCU Residency requirements .
  • Formal and timely application for graduation by the date specified by the University Registrar.
  • No outstanding financial obligation to the University.