Criminal Justice

A.S. (TTP)

Program Information

Career Community: Social Sciences
Degree Type: A.S. (TTP)
Program Location: Main Campus

What is Criminal Justice Emphasis: General Transfer Major?


The Criminal Justice emphasis is designed to prepare students for transfer to a bachelor’s degree granting institution. This program prepares students for more advanced study in a pathway through which students can pursue careers in law enforcement, the legal system, or corrections.

Criminal Justice Degree

Program Outcomes

All students who complete a degree designated as a Tennessee Transfer Pathway will be able to do the following:

  • Communicate effectively through oral and written modes, using conventions appropriate to their audience and purpose, including critical listening, reading, and research skills.
  • Evaluate the significance of humanity’s cultural heritage and diversity and its development in a historical and/or global context through critical and analytical methodologies.
  • Connect knowledge of social and cultural institutions to issues of personal or public importance.
  • Analyze historical and contemporary issues by drawing on historical contexts.
  • Demonstrate a broad understanding of scientific principles and concepts.
  • Apply relevant mathematical modeling to a variety of applied or theoretical problems.
  • In addition, students who complete the Criminal Justice emphasis will understand the basic factors affecting corrections, law enforcement, and the legal system.

What Are My Options to Pay for This Degree?

Apply for financial aid at A student is encouraged to apply early for financial aid and must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the FAFSA Renewal Application as soon as possible after October 1 to ensure that the Financial Aid Office receives the Institutional Student Information Record and other documents prior to the priority deadline. July 1st is the priority deadline for applying for the fall semester and December 1st for the spring semester.

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Classes You Might Take

Criminal Justice A.S. DEGREE

  • CRMJ 1010 – Introduction to Criminal Justice (3 credits)
  • ENGL 1010 – English Composition I (3 credits)
  • GEN 1010 – First Year Seminar (3 credits)
  • SOCI 1010 – Introduction to Sociology (3 credits)
  • MATH 1530 – Introductory Statistics (3 credits)


  • CRMJ 2010 – Introduction to Law Enforcement (3 credits)
  • ENGL 1020 – English Composition II (3 credits)
  • COMM 2025 – Fundamentals of Communication (3 credits)
  • PSYC 1030 – Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
  • PHIL 1040 – Introduction to Ethics (3 credits)
  • CRMJ 1020 – Introduction to the Legal Process (3 credits)
  • HUM 1280 or RELS 2020 (Comparative Cultures or Religions of the World) (3 credits)
  • ENGL 2110 or ENGL 2310 (Early American Literature or Early World Literature) (3 credits)
  • ASTR 1010 or BIOL 1010 (Solar System Astronomy or Introduction to Biology) (4 credits)
  • HIST 2010 or 2310 (Early United States History or Early World History) (3 credits)


  • CRMJ 2020 – Introduction to Corrections (3 credits)
  • HIST 2020 or 2320 (Modern United States History or Modern World History) (3 credits)
  • CPE 2100 – Internship Experience (2 credits)
  • ASTR 1020 or BIOL 1020 (Stars + Galaxies Astronomy or Diversity of Life) (4 credits)
  • CRMJ 1340 – Criminal Investigation (3 credits)


Contact Cleveland State about Social Sciences


Dr. Ryan Thompson, Dean of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences


Talk to Us: (423) 478-6229