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Metropolitan Community College Criminal Justice Program

Criminal Justice Curriculum

IMPORTANT: Degree and certificate requirements may change! Please consult an academic advisor before enrolling.

Degrees Awarded

A.A.S. Criminal Justice - Adult Corrections Emphasis

A.A.S. Criminal Justice - Adult Corrections Emphasis (PDF)

COLL 100 First Year Seminar 1
General Education Requirements
COMM 100 Fundamentals of Speech 3
ENGL 101 Composition and Reading I 3
HIST 120
HIST 121
POLS 136
United States History to 1865 or
United States History Since 1865 or
Intro to U.S. National Politics
3
PSYC 140 General Psychology 3
SOCI 160 Sociology 3
Any courses numbered 100 or above from the following disciplines: BIOL, CHEM, GEOG (except 104 &110), GEOL, MATH, PHYS 3-6
Specific Core Requirements
CRJU 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CRJU 105 American Corrections 3
CRJU 132 Community Relations 3
CRJU 162 Correctional Psychology 3
CRJU 165 Criminology 3
CRJU 167 Special Topics in Criminal Justice (student must take total of 3 credit hours) 3
CRJU 168 Juvenile Delinquency 3
CRJU 169 Family Violence and Sexual Abuse 3
CRJU 200 Internship in Criminal Justice 3
CRJU 223 Criminal Law 3
CRJU 228 Fundamentals of Probation and Parole 3
Electives: Any course(s) numbered 100 or above from the following disciplines: CRJU, Foreign Language, PSYC, SOCI 9
TotalCredit Hours Required 61-64

A.A.S. Criminal Justice - Juvenile Services Emphasis

A.A.S. Criminal Justice - Juvenile Services Emphasis (PDF)

COLL 100 First Year Seminar 1
General Education Requirements
COMM 100 Fundamentals of Speech 3
ENGL 101 Composition and Reading I 3
HIST 120
HIST 121
POLS 136
United States History to 1865 or
United States History Since 1865 or
Intro to U.S. National Politics
3
PSYC 140 General Psychology 3
SOCI 160 Sociology 3
Any courses numbered 100 or above from the following disciplines: BIOL, CHEM, GEOG (except 104 &110), GEOL, MATH, PHYS 3-6
Specific Core Requirements
CRJU 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CRJU 122 Procedural Law  
CRJU 132 Community Relations 3
CRJU 165 Criminology 3
CRJU 167 Special Topics in Criminal Justice (student must take 3 credit hours) 3
CRJU 168 Juvenile Delinquency 3
CRJU 169 Family Violence and Sexual Abuse 3
CRJU 200 Internship in Criminal Justice 3
CRJU 215 Juvenile Law 3
PSYC 245 Adolescent Psychology 3
Electives: Any course(s) numbered 100 or above from the following disciplines: ANTH, CRJU, Foreign Language, PSYC 9
TotalCredit Hours Required 58-61

A.A.S. Criminal Justice - Police Science Emphasis

A.A.S. Criminal Justice - Police Science Emphasis (PDF)

COLL 100 First Year Seminar 1
General Education Requirements
COMM 100 Fundamentals of Speech 3
ENGL 101 Composition and Reading I 3
HIST 120
HIST 121
POLS 136
United States History to 1865 or
United States History Since 1865 or
Intro to U.S. National Politics
3
PSYC 140 General Psychology 3
SOCI 160 Sociology 3
GeneralEducationElectives:Anycourse(s)numbered100orabovefromthe following disciplines: ECON,HIST,Foreign Language 3-6
Police Science Emphasis Requirements
LWEN 101 Introduction to Law Enforcement 3
LWEN 111 Law Enforcement Operational Procedures 3
LWEN 112 Traffic Control and Investigation 3
LWEN 114 Law Enforcement Report Writing 3
LWEN 122 Procedural Law for Law Enforcement 3
LWEN 143 Defensive Tactics for Law Enforcement 3
LWEN 144 Physical Training and Well Being for Law Enforcement 2
LWEN 200 Law Enforcement Skills 5
LWEN 203 Criminal Investigation I for Law Enforcement 3
LWEN 204 Criminal Investigation II for Law Enforcement 3
LWEN 230 Missouri Statutory Law 3
EMS 110 First Responder 3
Choose three courses numbered 100 or above from thefollowing disciplines:ACCT, ANTH, BUSN, CRJU, HIST, LWEN, POLS, PSYC, SOCI, SOWK, or Foreign Language 9-11
TotalCredit Hours Required 65-71

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MCC Criminal Justice Student Testimonials

"I like that we don't just focus on one thing. We spent time exploring them all. From the police academy to the jail, courthouse, crime scenes, the morgue, and in community, I've learned something valuable in each that I'll take with me even past graduation.

I got to see the community. I got to experience the people and share their stories. I was a part of their stories. That's a relationship that never would have been possible without the Criminal Justice program."

-Adrian Ausler, Kansas City,  student 


“I received so much more than just a degree. I was able to meet friends and it was more than I expected. The instructors helped me make it through the program. Mentally, it challenges you. It was definitely a life-changer.”

-Chessina Ward, Kansas City, student

Last Modified: 3/4/20