College of Social and Behavioral Sciences2015-2016
Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Applied Science - Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Applied Science
If you have completed or will complete an associate degree from a community college, you may pursue this degree.
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?
NAU offers this specialization leading to a bachelor of applied science (B.A.S.) degree in criminal justice for non-traditional students who have earned the appropriate associate of applied science (A.A.S.) or associate of arts (A.A.) degree. Appropriate associate's degree in criminal justice, administration of justice, administration of justice studies, law enforcement or a related degree approved by the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice. See your advisor for other qualifying associate degrees.
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 units in an associate's degree transfer block. (If you have been awarded an A.A.S. degree from an Arizona community college, NAU will accept up to 75 transfer units.
- 18 units of B.A.S. requirements
- 21 units of Criminal Justice Specialization Requirements
- Up to 9 units of specialization prefix courses may be used to satisfy Liberal Studies requirements; these same courses may also be used to satisfy specialization requirements.
- 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|
|Some online/blended coursework||Required|
|Progression Plan Link||Not Available|
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.
- Appropriate associate's degree in criminal justice, administration of justice, administration of justice studies, law enforcement or a related degree approved by the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice. See your advisor for other qualifying associate degrees.
Liberal Studies Requirement
- Please note that you may use the same course to satisfy both a liberal studies and a B.A.S. Requirement.
- Up to 9 units of major prefix courses may be used to satisfy Liberal Studies requirements; these same courses may also be used to satisfy major requirements
- Students with a completed AGEC from Arizona Community Colleges will have met the 35 units of liberal studies requirements.
- Students transferring into this program from California may meet NAU's liberal studies requirements by completing an IGETC at a California Community College. Please contact an advisor for more information.
Associate Degree Transfer Block
- 64 units in an associate's degree transfer block (If you have been awarded an A.A.S degree from an Arizona Community College, NAU will accept up to 75 transfer units.)
To qualify for a specialization in criminal justice, your transferred block must include 9 units of courses deemed equivalent to:
- CCJ 101 and CCJ 250 (6 units)
- One course from CCJ 210, CCJ 220, CCJ 270, CCJ 275, or CCJ 240 (3 units)
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. Some departments may require that you take specific courses from the B.A.S. Requirements or may place other restrictions on the courses that the department requires. Please see departmental requirements for specific information. Other courses may be used to fulfill the B.A.S. Elective requirements. Please Note: At least 15 units in the core must be upper-division (300-400 level) courses.
Communication Block (3 units)Public Administration and Management Block (3 units)
- Select one: CCJ 331, CCJ 333, MGT 303, PADM 325, PADM 326, PADM 327, PADM 401, PADM 408C, PADM 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, PADM 411, 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
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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