Bunker Hill Community College

Bunker Hill Community College

Criminal Justice Transfer Option

Associate in Science Professional Studies - Criminal Justice and Public Safety

This curriculum map contains the new General Education Requirements. 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 Expand
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 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 Expand
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.

(Formerly Areas 2 and 3)

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 or Chair approval

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

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

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 or Chair approval

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

Choose from any non-required CRJ course

Elective-2 Behavioral Science Elective
3

Choose one PSY or SOC course

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

Complete all core requirements of the CRJ degree

Elective-1 Lab Science Elective
4

Choose one 4-credit AST or BIO or CHM or GIS or ENV or PHY course

Elective-2 Humanities Elective
3

Choose one course from the Humanities Electives menu.

Elective-3 Humanities Elective
3

Choose one course from the Humanities Electives menu.

Elective-4 Career Elective
3

Choose from any non-required CRJ course

Total Credits:
Last Modified Date: April 25, 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.