Feb 23, 2024  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice (EB13)*



Associate in Science Degree


Campus contact for this program:
Professor Samantha Mannion, SMannion@hcc.commnet.edu

This program is designed as an occupational career program to provide students with the professional knowledge, skills, and techniques required in the area of criminal justice. Students may specialize in the following options: law enforcement; administration, corrections and investigation. Course offerings are transferable to four-year institutions having programs in criminal justice, public administration, social sciences, etc.

Upon successful completion of all courses in the program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the roles of police, courts and corrections and explain the functions they serve within the criminal justice system and the community.
  2. Apply principles of constitutional and criminal laws that protect the rights of and regulates the conduct of individuals in a culturally diverse society.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of theories, principles, and processes of the criminal justice system.
  4. Prepare written documents and deliver oral presentations related to the criminal justice field.

A General Studies Degree with a concentration in Criminal Justice is available for students wishing to complete a 60-credit degree with an emphasis in Criminal Justice. Please see a Criminal Justice Program Advisor for additional information.

Suggested Sequence of Courses:

Prerequisite or parallel courses may be required. Please check individual course descriptions for details.

Total Credits: 60 - 61

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While any math course numbered higher than 100 meets this requirement, higher level math courses are generally required by most 4-year colleges.  Must be higher than MAT* E137 to transfer to a Connecticut State University in a CSCU Transfer Degree.

2 Criminal Justice electives should be based on the student’s career objectives and should be made after consultation with the program advisor.

3 Restricted electives cannot be Criminal Justice courses. Restricted electives should be selected after consultation with the program advisor.

4 Practicum requires Program Coordinator approval.

NOTE: A minimum of 15 credits must be taken in 200-level courses.

NOTE: For degree completion the student must complete the Computer Literacy Requirement .

NOTE: Please read Expectations for Student Use of Computers in Courses here.