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VSCC Criminal Justice [AS] to APSU /Criminal Justice/Homeland Security [BS]

NOTE:  Any student entering APSU with less than 12 earned credit hours MUST take APSU 1000,

 a one-hour Freshman Orientation course, which will count in the Electives section.  

VSCC: (A.S.) Associate of Science: Area of Emphasis in Homeland Security

APSU:  (BS) : Homeland Security For Law Enforcement

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

General Education Core

General Education Core (41 hours)

ENGL 1010

English Composition I

3

ENGL 1010

English Composition I

3

ENGL 1020

English Composition II

3

ENGL 1020

English Composition II

3

SPCH 1010 or 103

Communication

3

COMM 1010

Funds. of Public Speaking

3

HIST 2010

American History I

3

HIST 2010

American History I

3

HIST 2020

American History II

3

HIST 2020

American History II

3

PSYC 1010

Introduction to Psychology

3

PSY 1010

General Psychology

3

SOCI 1010

Introduction to Sociology

3

SOC 2010

Introduction to Sociology

3

ENGL 2310 or 2320

World Literature

3

ENGL 2030

Traditions in World Literature

3

Science w/lab

(ASTR,BIO,CHEM, GEOL,PHYS)

4

Science  w/lab

(ASTR, BIOL, CHEM, GEOL, PHYS)

4

Science w/lab

(ASTR,BIO,CHEM, GEOL,PHYS)

4

Science w/lab

(ASTR, BIOL, CHEM, GEOL, PHYS)

4

Humanities

(Philosophy, Art, Music, or Theater)

3

Humanities

(ART,MUS,THEA, PHIL)

3

Humanities

(Philosophy, Art, Music or Theater)

3

Humanities

(ART,MUS,THEA, PHIL)

3

MATH 1010 or 1410

Math

3

Math

(MATH 1010,1410,1530,1730,1810,1910)

3

Area of Emphasis (19 Hours)

Criminal Justice Required Courses (39 hours)

CRMJ 1010

Introduction to Criminal Justice

3

CRJ 1010

Introduction to Criminal Justice

           3

CRMJ 2000 

 Criminology

CRJ 1030

Crimonology 

 CRMJ 1020

 Intro to Legal Process

 3

CRJ 3000

Constitutional Law

3

 CRMJ 1110

 Criminal Law

 3

CRJ 3010

Criminal Law (or PM 3170)

3

 

 

 

CRJ 3020

Criminal Evidence and Procedure

3

 

 

 

CRJ 3100

Network Security

3

 CRMJ 1030

 Understanding Terrorism

 3

CRJ 3400

Terrorism: Understanding the Threat

3

 

 

 

CRJ 3410

Domestic Terrorism

3

 

 

 

CRJ 3420

International Terrorism

3

 

 

 

CRJ 3430

Management of Incidents of Terrorism

3

 

 

 

CRJ 3440

Terrorism Prevention

3

 

 

 

CRJ 4000

Law Enforcement Administration (or PM 3230)

3

 

 

 

PM 3760

Methods of Research/ Administration

3

CJA Elective Choose 1(3 Hours)

Criminal Justice Elective Courses (3 hours)

CRMJ 2010

Intro to Law Enforcement

 3

CRJ 1030

Intro to Law Enforcement

3

CRMJ 2020

Intro to Corrections

 3

CRJ 1050

Intro to Corrections

3

CRMJ 1040

Criminal Investigations

3

CRJ 3220

Criminal Investigations

3

CRMJ 201T

Special Topics in Criminal Justice

3

CRJ 4200

Selected Topics

3

CRMJ 2110

Juvenile Justice

3

No Equivalent

3

CRMJ 2090

 Probation and Parole

 3

No Equivalent

3

 

 Minor (0 Hours)
No Minor required

 

 Minor (18 Hours)
Choose from any minor offered by the University

 

 

Electives (1 Hour)

Any university parallel course 4


Guided Electives: (22 hours)

May be taken from any college/school of the university.  Note: 39 hours of required courses must be upper division (3000-4000 level)

 

Guided Elective

3

 

 

 

 

Guided Elective

3

 

 

 

 

Guided Elective

3

 

 

 

 

Guided Elective

3

 

 

 

 

Guided Elective

3

 

 

 

 

Guided Elective

3

 

 

 

 

Guided Elective

3

 

 

Guided Elective 5

1

General Education Core Requirements   41

Area of Emphasis                                  15

CJA Electives                                          3

Elective                                                  1

 

General Education Core Requirements         41 Hours

Criminal Justice Majoy                                39 Hours

Minor                                                         18 Hours

Guided Electives                                        22 Hours

 

Total Requirements =        60 Hours

Total Requirements: 120 Hours

          

  

NOTES:  1.  Lower-division courses can substitute for upper-division hours in order to receive the BS degree in Criminal Justice/Homeland Security at APSU.  These hours can be obtained by selecting a minor that requires upper-division hours or by taking additional upper-division electives.
2.  This course covers criminal evidence at both the federal and state levels at VSCC.
3.  If a student has more than eight (8) CRMJ courses, they would be counted as electives at APSU.  
4.  VSCC AS students are advised to take INFS 1010 (Computer Applications-1 hour).  This course meets the VSCC computer literacy requirement and will be counted as an elective by APSU.
5.  APSU 1000 is required unless a student transfers in 12+ hours of college credit to APSU.

    

To contact an APSU advisor for the Criminal Justice/Homeland Security degree program, send an email to:

 

Dr. James Prescott