College of Social and Behavioral Sciences2012-2013
Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Applied Science - Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Applied Science
Our goal in offering the B.A.S. degree is to provide you with a general knowledge of management, organizational, and policy issues and to advance your communication, computer, and quantitative skills. This degree also offers you the opportunity to complete a specialization that will broaden your career horizons, promote life-long learning, and enrich your life. Northern Arizona University offers this degree at selected campuses throughout Arizona.
What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Science - Criminal Justice?
This high-quality curriculum includes coursework in criminology and criminal justice plus upper-division courses to sharpen your communication, computer, and quantitative skills--and add to your knowledge of policy and administration, values, and ethics. In addition, the liberal studies component is designed to broaden your career horizons, promote life-long learning, and enrich your daily life.
To receive a bachelor's degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete at least 120 units of credit that minimally includes a major, the liberal studies requirements, and university requirements as listed below.
- All of Northern Arizona University's liberal studies, diversity, junior-level writing, and capstone requirements.
- All requirements for your specific academic plan(s).
- At least 30 units of upper-division courses, which may include transfer work.
- At least 30 units of coursework taken through Northern Arizona University, of which at least 18 must be upper-division courses (300-level or above). This requirement is not met by credit-by-exam, retro-credits, transfer coursework, etc.
- A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 on all work attempted at Northern Arizona University.
In addition to University Requirements:
- 64-75 units in an associate's degree transfer block
- At least 18 units of B.A.S. requirements
- At least 21 units of criminal justice specialization requirements
- Be aware 16-20 units of liberal studies requirements will be satisfied by the associate's degree transfer block
- Elective courses, if needed, to reach an overall total of at least 120 units
Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.
|Minimum Units for Completion||120|
|Highest Mathematics Required||MAT 114|
|Additional Admission Requirements||Required|
|Progression Plan Link||View Progression Plan|
Additional Admission Requirements
- Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.
- To be admitted into a Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) plan, you must have an associate's degree, either completed or in progress, at a regionally accredited institution and the associate's degree must be completed prior to the awarding of the B.A.S. degree.
Liberal Studies Requirement
Northern Arizona University requires that you complete 35 units of liberal studies coursework. For this B.A.S. plan, we assume that you have already completed, as part of your associate's degree, the composition, mathematics, and lab science requirements as well as 3-6 additional units within the liberal studies requirements, totaling 16-20 units.
You select the remaining 15-19 units in consultation with your advisor to help you meet your personal goals and ensure that these courses contribute to a coherent overall curriculum.
- By choosing carefully, you may be able to use the some courses to satisfy both a liberal studies and a B.A.S. requirement.
- You may not use any CCJ prefix courses counted in your criminal-justice specialization to satisfy liberal studies requirements.
- You may, however, use a qualifying CCJ prefix course from the B.A.S. requirement to satisfy a liberal studies requirement if it is not counted toward your criminal justice specialization.
Associate Degree Transfer Block
Northern Arizona University accepts a maximum block transfer of 64 units from your associate's degree program, you then take the remaining 56 units at Northern Arizona University to complete 120 units. (Please note that if you complete all core requirements, specialization, and liberal studies requirements in less than 56 units, you may take the remaining units from any courses offered by Northern Arizona University.)
If you have been awarded an A.A.S. degree from an Arizona community college, Northern Arizona University will accept up to a maximum of 75 transfer units. In order to complete the B.A.S. within 120 total hours, an Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) needs to be included in the 75 units of transfer from the Arizona community college.
- To qualify for a specialization in criminal justice, your transferred block must include 9 units of courses deemed equivalent to:
B.A.S. Requirements (18 units)
This coursework is designed to help you acquire a general knowledge of management, organizational, and policy issues while advancing your professional communication, computer, and quantitative skills.
Communication Block (3 units)
- Select one: CCJ 331, CCJ 333, MGT 303, PAS 325, PAS 326, PAS 327, PAS 401, PAS 408C, PAS 421C, POS 325, POS 326, POS 327, POS 344, POS 359, POS 421C, POS 428, SOC 334, SOC 431
- Select one: CCJ 315, CCJ 325, CCJ 380, CCJ 450C, HUM 371, HUM 373, PAS 411, PHI 332W, SOC 301, SOC 333, SOC 339, SOC 441
- Choose 6 units from any of the unused courses in the above four B.A.S. Requirement blocks
- Communication Block (3 units)
Criminal Justice Specialization Requirements (21 units)
- Select from: CCJ 301, CCJ 312, CCJ 314, CCJ 315, CCJ 325, CCJ 331, CCJ 333, CCJ 340, CCJ 341, CCJ 350, CCJ 360, CCJ 380, CCJ 385, CCJ 410, CCJ 415, CCJ 422, CCJ 425 (15-16 units)
- CCJ 345W (3 units)
- Capstone courses, select one: CCJ 450C, CCJ 475C, CCJ 480C (3 units)
Additional coursework is required, if, after you have met the previously described requirements, you have not yet completed a total of 120 units of credit.
You may take these remaining courses from any academic areas, using these courses to pursue your specific interests and goals. We encourage you to consult with your advisor to select the courses that will be most advantageous to you. (Please note that you may also use prerequisites or transfer credits as electives if they weren't used to meet major, minor, or liberal studies requirements.)
Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.
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