Bunker Hill Community College

Bunker Hill Community College

Criminal Justice Career Option

Associate in Science Professional Studies - Criminal Justice and Public Safety

This curriculum map contains the new General Education Requirements and applies ONLY to students entering the program beginning fall 2019. Current students should log in to BHCC Self-Service to review their specific program requirements or contact LifeMap/Advising for more information. Prospective students should go to bhcc.edu/admissions and contact an admissions counselor.
Semester 1 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req
ENG-111 College Writing I
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

This course meets the General Education requirement for Academic Discourse.

(Formerly Area 1)

Prerequisites: ENG-095 and ESL-098 or RDG-095 or placement

PSY-101 Principles of Psychology
3

This course meets the General Education requirement for General Education Elective.

Prerequisites: ESL-098 or RDG-095 or placement

GenEd-CW Creative Work
3

This course meets the General Education requirement for Creative Work.

(Formerly Area 6)

Choose one course from Creative Work Menu

CRJ-101 Introduction to Criminal Justice
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Satisfies the Learning Community Requirement

Prerequisites: ENG-095 and ESL-098 or RDG-095 or placement

CRJ-103 Criminal Law
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisites: ENG-095 and ESL-098 or RDG-095 or placement

Total Credits:
Semester 2 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req
ENG-112 College Writing II
3

This course meets the General Education requirement for Research Writing.

(Formerly Area 1)

Prerequisite: ENG-111

SOC-101 Principles of Sociology
3

This course meets the General Education requirement for Community & Cultural Contexts.

Prerequisites: ESL-098 or RDG-095 or placement

GenEd-QPS Quantitative Problem Solving
3-4

This course meets the General Education requirement for Quantitative Problem Solving.

(Formerly Area 4)

Choose one MAT course from Quantitative Problem Solving Menu. MAT-181 Statistics I is strongly recommended.

 

Prerequisites: MAT-097 or MAT-098 or placement

CRJ-107 Introduction to Corrections
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisites: ENG-095 and ESL-098 or RDG-095 or placement

CRJ-225 Policing
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisites: ENG-111 and CRJ-101 and CRJ-103

Total Credits:
Semester 3 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req
SOC-207 Criminology
3

Prerequisite: PSY-101 or SOC-101

CRJ-211 Criminal Procedure
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisites: ENG-111 and CRJ-101 and CRJ-103

GenEd-SR Scientific Reasoning
4

This course meets the General Education requirement for Scientific Reasoning.

(Formerly Area 5)

Choose one course from Scientific Reasoning menu. SCI-150 Forensic Science/Lab is recommended.

Elective-1 Career Elective
3

See semester advising note

Elective-2 Career Elective
3

See semester advising note

Total Credits:
Semester 4 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req
CRJ-275 Criminal Justice Capstone
3

Prerequisites: Complete all core requirements of the CRJ degree

Elective-1 Career Elective
3

Choose from any non-required CRJ course

Elective-2 Career Elective
3

Choose from any non-required CRJ course

Elective-3 Career Elective
3

Choose from any non-required CRJ course

Elective-4 Open Elective
3

Recommended electives include communication or GOV or Computer or Foreign Language courses.

Total Credits:
Last Modified Date: April 30, 2019

Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge, defend and critique the structure of the criminal justice system.
  • Identify, demonstrate and evaluate knowledge of corrections, including its purpose and function.
  • Explain the history and critique major theories of why crime is committed with a focus on criminal behavior.
  • Identify and demonstrate knowledge of Courts including its purpose and function, be able to accurately discuss and relate criminal law and procedure and its constitutional basis.
  • Identify and demonstrate knowledge of policing including its purpose and function, describe and assess the general responsibilities of the criminal justice professional including the professional’s responsibilities and governing ethics.
  • Articulate and critique the role of data and research in the development of criminal justice and policy.

Career Outlook

Graduates that complete the Transfer Option can transfer to four-year colleges and universities to seek a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or a related field. Graduates who complete the Law Enforcement or Corrections Tracks  qualify for entry level positions in law enforcement, corrections or security at local, state, regional and federal agencies.