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BES/AES In Criminal Justice

The Bachelor of Elected Studies and Associates of Elected Studies allows adult students to individualize their program. The BES requires the completion of 128 credit hours, the AES requires the completion of 64 credit hours. Students may choose to get their major degree or associates degree in Criminal Justice, or students may work with an advisor and create a program that fits their individualized needs by emphasizing Criminal Justice. For a major or associates degree in Criminal Justice the requirements are:

Bachelor Of Elected Studies In Criminal Justice

Core Requirements

  • ENG150
  • ENG 200 or higher
  • One Social Science (ECO105, POS105, PSY105 or SOC105)
  • One Mathematics (MAT121 or higher)
  • World Civilizations (HIS101 and HIS102)
  • One Communication (COM105, 205, 207 or 305)
  • One Theology (THE201,205,207, 218,219, 305,306,309,317,405, 406 or 425)
  • One Philosophy (any course except PHI105)
  • One Natural Science (lab optional)
  • One Fine Arts

Criminal Justice requirements

  • CRJ 101 - Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • CRJ 225 - Criminology
  • CRJ 311 - Research Methods
  • CRJ 401 - Internship
  • CRJ 409 - Senior Seminar
  • 21 hours of Criminal Justice departmental electives
  • Sociology 105 - Introduction to Sociology
  • SOC 216 - Class, Race, Gender OR SOC 217 - Social Problems
  • PSY 201 - Social Science Statistics
  • PSY 105 or ECO105 or POS 105;
  • One elective from PSY, ECO, POS, HIS, COM (not 105 or core)

Associate Of Elected Studies In Criminal Justice

Core Requirements

  • ENG150
  • One Social Science (ECO105, POS105, PSY105 or SOC105)
  • One Mathematics (MAT121 or higher)
  • World Civilizations (HIS101 and HIS102)
  • One Communication (COM105, 205, 207 or 305)
  • One Theology (THE201,205,207, 218,219, 305,306,309,317,405 or 406)
  • One Philosophy (any course except PHI105)
  • One Natural Science (lab optional)
  • One Fine Arts

Criminal Justice Requirements

  • CRJ 101 - Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • CRJ 225 - Criminology
  • 12 hours Criminal Justice departmental electives
  • SOC 105 and 216 or 217 (6 credit hours)
  • PSY 105 or ECO 105 or POS 105

If students choose to emphasize criminal justice, they take the core requirements for the BES or AES and then choose the courses, with the guidance of their advisor, they would like to take to make up their required credit hours.

Contact Ms. Ellie Megerle for more information 859-344-3617.