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 Literacy Course(s)0-6
General Education Core Requirements
English GE Courses3-7
Information Literacy GE Course0-1
Mathematics GE course3-5
American Institutions GE course(s)3-6
Life Sciences GE course(s)3-10
Physical Sciences GE course(s)3-5
Laboratory Science GE course0-1
Fine Arts GE course3
Literature/Humanities GE course3
Social & Behavioral Sciences GE course3
Exploration GE course3-5
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

1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
CJ 1001FYE: Criminal Justice1
ENGL 1010Introduction to Writing3
LIB 1010Information Literacy1
MATH 1000Transitional Mathematics II (if needed)3
General Education (Physical Sciences)3
CJ 1010Introduction to Criminal Justice3
 Term Hours14
Spring Semester
CJ 1330Criminal Law3
CJ 1340Criminal Investigation3
CIS 1200Computer Literacy3
ENGL 2010Interm Writing Selected Topics:3
MATH 1040Introduction to Statistics3
 Term Hours15
2nd Year
Fall Semester
CJ 2350Laws of Evidence3
CJ elective (CJ course)3
General Education (American Institutions)3
General Education (Fine Arts)3
General Education (Literature/Humanities [GLOCUP])3
 Term Hours15
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
 Term Hours16
Total Hour: 60