Associate of Science in Criminal Justice

The Associate of Science in Criminal Justice degree has three basic components:

  1. General Education & Institutional Requirements
  2. Discipline Core Requirements
  3. Discipline Elective Requirements

Graduation Requirements

DSU General Education & Institutional Requirements

All DSU General Education and Institutional requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to DSU’s minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.

Institutional Requirement in Computer Literacy
Computer Literacy0-6
General Education Core Requirements
Information Literacy0-1
American Institutions3-6
Life Sciences 3-10
Physical Sciences3-5
Laboratory Science0-1
Fine Arts3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Exploration 3-5
Two (2) Global & Cultural Perspectives Courses0-6
Discipline Core Requirements
CJ 1010Introduction to Criminal Justice3
CJ 1330Criminal Law3
CJ 1340Criminal Investigation3
CJ 2350Laws of Evidence3
Discipline Elective Requirements
Complete a minimum of 9 (nine) credits in any DSU Criminal Justice courses other than CJ 4890R.
Students planning to earn a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice should take MATH 1040 to fulfill the GE: Mathematics requirement.

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 60 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Complete at least 20 lower-division credits at DSU for institutional residency.
  3. Minimum C- grade in Discipline Core Requirements.
  4. Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher.

Graduation Plan

Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
CJ 1001 FYE: Criminal Justice 1
CJ 1010 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
LIB 1010 Information Literacy 1
MATH 1000 Transitional Mathematics II (if needed) 3
General Education (Physical Sciences) 3
Spring Semester
CJ 1330 Criminal Law 3
CJ 1340 Criminal Investigation 3
CIS 1200 Computer Literacy 3
ENGL 2010 Interm Writing Selected Topics: 3
MATH 1040 Introduction to Statistics 3
2nd Year
Fall Semester
CJ 2350 Laws of Evidence 3
CJ elective (CJ course) 3
General Education (American Institutions) 3
General Education (Fine Arts) 3
General Education (Literature/Humanities/ GLOCUP) 3
Spring Semester
CJ elective (CJ course) 3
CJ elective (CJ course) 3
General Education (Exploration) 3
General Education (Life Science/Lab) 4
General Education (Social & Behavioral Sciences/GLOCUP) 3
 Total Hours60