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Butte College 2016-2017 Catalog. Program details:

Criminal Justice

Transfer
AS-T Degree in Administration of Justice
AS Degree in Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice Program
Mike Maloney, Director (530) 879-4349
Department Office: AHPS 144 (530) 895-2401
Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378
Transfer Counseling Center: (530) 895-2264
Transfer information: www.assist.org

About the Program
AS Degree in Criminal Justice
The Criminal Justice transfer degree major is designed for students who plan to earn a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice or related fields at CSU, Chico. This transfer major may also serve as the basis for students who are interested in pre-law.

AS-T Degree in Administration of Justice
The Associate in Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in Administration of Justice or similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing this degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Students transferring to a CSU campus that does accept this degree will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor's degree. This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to a university or college that is not part of the CSU system. In all cases, students should consult with a counselor for more information on university admission and transfer requirements.

The associate transfer degrees (AA-T or AS-T) require completion and certification of the California State University General Education (CSU GE) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) as well as the specific AA-T or AS-T major degree requirements. Students earning either an AA-T or an AS-T will not be held to additional Butte College graduation requirements (including Physical Education and the multicultural competency). Students should work with a counselor to identify major coursework that can be used to fulfill CSU GE or IGETC categories.

To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements listed in this catalog.

Note that some courses have a prerequisite (P), corequisite (C), or both (P/C). Prerequisites and corequisites are listed within each course description in that catalog.

Transfer majors designated as AA-T or AS-T are designed for transfer to a similar major at an unspecified CSU. Transfer majors designated as AA or AS are designed for transfer to the corresponding major at a specific CSU and are based on articulation. See a counselor for more information. Read about the difference between these types of degrees at the beginning of the Transfer section of this catalog.


AS-T Degree in Administration of Justice 60 Units Minimum

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
  • Explain the historical development and philosophy of law.
  • Perform legal research independently and interpret, analyze and defend appellate court decisions.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the characteristics of crime and criminality, and the criminal justice system in the United States.
Required courses for the major: 18 Units

Required Core
List A: Select two
List B: Select two
Any course from List A not already used
MATH 18 Introduction to Statistics Has prerequisite(s)3


AS Degree in Criminal Justice 60 Units Minimum

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
  • Explain the historical development and philosophy of law.
  • Perform legal research independently and interpret, analyze and defend appellate court decisions.
  • Communicate effectively in a variety of situations, and prepare acceptable investigative reports.
  • Identify and describe modus operandi, basic crime scene investigation, proper identification and collection of evidence.
  • Describe interview and lawful interrogation techniques.
Required courses for the major: 18 Units

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