Corrections - Option

Criminal Justice, Associate in Science

The Corrections option provides students with the knowledge and skills to work in areas of institutional or community-based corrections. The expansion in the number of prisons and community-based corrections has resulted in career opportunities for criminal justice majors. The traditional skills required for institutional corrections work are developed and enhanced by the study of psychology, sociology and social work. These disciplines provide the knowledge and techniques needed for effective community-based corrections.

This course of study can transfer to four-year baccalaureate programs in Criminal Justice. Students should become familiar with transfer school requirements and work closely with an academic advisor to assure maximum credit transfer. Graduates of a New Jersey corrections academy may be eligible for up to 13 credits toward the Corrections Option, Criminal Justice, A.S. degree.

For further information, contact the department chairperson, William Lemons at (609)343-4975 or e-mail wlemons@atlantic.edu.

Courses Credits
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES
When a General Education course is not specified, refer to the list of approved General Education courses.
ENGL101-Composition I
3
ENGL102-Composition II
3
MATH220-Statistical Methods
4
CHEM102-Forensic Science
4
General Education Mathematics or General Education Science course
4
GOVT110-American National Government
3
PSYC101-General Psychology
3
SOCL101-Principles of Sociology
3
General Education Humanities course
3
TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION CREDITS
30
PROGRAM COURSES
COMM110-Interpersonal Communications
3
CRIM101-Introduction to Criminal Justice
3
CRIM106-Introduction to Corrections
3
CRIM201-Criminal Law
3
CRIM202-Constitutional Law
3
CRIM206-Juvenile Justice
3
CRIM210-Community-Based Corrections
3
SOCL110-Minority Groups and Intergroup Relations
3

HPED150-Concepts of Physical Fitness

1
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS
25
PROGRAM ELECTIVES
Choose three:  SOCL102, HSRV116, SOCL204, PSYC214, CRIM108
9
TOTAL PROGRAM ELECTIVE CREDITS
9
Computer Literacy: 0 to 3 Credits
Is fulfilled with CISM125, testing out or reviewed departmental portfolio.
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE
64
COCJ - Effective Fall 2010