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Associate in Science in Criminal Justice Administration

The Associate in Science in Criminal Justice Administration is a comprehensive two-year program designed to allow specialization within the field while integrating the interdisciplinary perspectives of sociology and psychology.


Criminal Justice Administration and Human Services Department

Degree requirements

English Composition I 3 sem. hrs

  • ENGL 111 English Composition I 3 hrs

General Education Requirements 21 sem. hrs

  • For a general education course listing click here​. For general education requirement information click here.
  • Basic Studies 6 hrs
  • ENGL 112 English Composition II 3 hrs
  • CISS 170 Introduction to Computer Information Systems or 3 hrs
  • CISS 171 Introduction to Computer Information Systems for MAC Users or 3 hrs
  • CISS 176 Introduction to Computer Science 3 hrs
  • Arts, Humanities and History; Natural Sciences and Mathematics; and Social and Behavioral Sciences 15 sem. hrs
  • Credits distributed to include each of the three areas
  • PSYC 101 General Psychology 3 hrs
  • SOCI 111 General Sociology (recommended) 3 hrs

Major Area Requirements 24 sem. hrs

  • Courses in the major cannot be taken as Pass/Fail.
  • CJAD 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice Administration 3 hrs
  • CJAD 311 Police in a Democratic Society 3 hrs
  • CJAD 345 Ethics & Morality in Criminal Justice 3 hrs
  • CJAD 350 Corrections and Penology 3 hrs
  • POSC 340 Judicial Process 3 hrs
  • Choose at least three of the following:
  • CJAD 301 Criminal Law 3 hrs
  • CJAD 405 Laws of Criminal Evidence 3 hrs
  • CJAD 410 Drug Abuse and Crime Control 3 hrs
  • CJAD 415 Criminal Procedures 3 hrs
  • CJAD 451 Management of Criminal Justice Agencies 3 hrs
  • SOCI 331 Juvenile Delinquency 3 hrs

Major Area Electives 9 sem. hrs

  • Six semester hours must be criminal justice electives. The remaining 3 hours must be from one of the following: criminal justice, sociology, political science or psychology.

Open Elective 3 sem. hrs

Total Semester Hours: 60 sem. hrs


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Tuition for Kansas City classes

Tuition is $375 per credit hour. You can choose to take online classes, too. (View full tuition)

Admission requirements at Kansas City

Admission requirements for a Associate in Science in Criminal Justice Administration degree


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