Associate of Science in Criminal Justice

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The ASCJ requires the successful completion of 60-semester credit hours of instruction at the lower level (freshman and sophomore years).

The ASCJ places a strong emphasis on general education courses that will provide a foundation for entry to the BSCJ program. General education courses are designed to broaden a student’s educational foundation. They include courses in such areas as communications, English, government, history, psychology, sociology, mathematics, and statistics.

ASCJ Program Objectives

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Explain the fundamental concepts, roles, and functions of Criminal Justice and the Criminal Justice System
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the core elements of Administration of Justice topics
  • Apply practical knowledge to enforce the law while upholding the individual protections afforded by the US Constitution and the law
  • Evaluate leading management theories and practices as applied to Criminal Justice Administration

ASCJ Core Courses

  • CJ 100 Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • CJ 105 Introduction to Juvenile Justice
  • CJ 201 Introduction to Criminal Law
  • CJ 206 Introduction to Law Enforcement
  • CJ 211 Introduction to Corrections
Last updated December 2019

About the School

The University of Management and Technology (UMT) was established in Arlington, Virginia in January 1998. UMT is chartered by the State Council of Higher Education of Virginia (SCHEV) and accredited b ... Read More

The University of Management and Technology (UMT) was established in Arlington, Virginia in January 1998. UMT is chartered by the State Council of Higher Education of Virginia (SCHEV) and accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). UMT's degree programs in project management are also accredited by the Global Accreditation Center (GAC) of the Project Management Institute (PMI). UMT is an institutional member of the Council of Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and a Global Registered Education Provider of PMI. Read less