Sep 28, 2023
School of Business, Professional Studies and Education, 505-428-1308
This program prepares students for positions in the criminal justice field or for transfer to four-year colleges or universities. Students must work closely with their transfer institutions and their SFCC advisers to ensure the best transition to four-year schools.
Students can earn the following certificates included in this degree:
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Discuss in detail the institutions of the U.S. criminal and civil justice systems, including police, courts and corrections.
- Explain the judicial system and legal procedures with particular emphasis on due process.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the history, elements and applications of criminal law.
- Analyze issues and theories of ethical standards and unethical conduct in criminal justice.
- Describe the methods used in various social sciences to understand criminal conduct.
- Process and maintain the integrity of crime scenes.
General Education Requirements: (33 Credits)
Communications (9 Credits)
Laboratory Science (8 Credits)
The combined total of Mathematics and Laboratory Science areas should equal a minimum of 10 credits
Social/Behavioral Sciences (6 Credits)
Creative and Fine Arts (3 Credits)
Humanities (3-4 Credits)
Recommended: Any foreign language (4 credits)
The combined total of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Humanities and Creative and Fine Arts areas should equal 12 credit hours
Health and Wellness (1 Credit)
Program Requirements: (21 Credits)
Related Requirements: (6 Credits)
Choose additional courses in Anthropology (ANTH), Criminal Justice (CRJS), Human Services (HUSV), Paralegal (LEGL), Psychology (PSYC) or Sociology (SOCI) or the following: