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2022-2023 NOVA Catalog 
2022-2023 NOVA Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminology and Criminal Justice, A.S.

Location(s): AL, AN, LO, MA, NOL, WO

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CIP Code: 43.0104

NOVA Code: 4710

Purpose: This program is designed to prepare students to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree program in criminal justice, criminology, or related fields.

Transfer Information: Since four-year colleges can vary in their course and GPA requirements, please consult an advisor regarding specific requirements and course selection. The program is designed to transfer especially well to George Mason University.

Recommended Preparation: Satisfactory completion of the following high school units or equivalent: 4 units of English; 4 units of mathematics (algebra I-II, geometry and pre-calc); 1 unit of laboratory science; and 1 unit of social studies.

Two Years

Total credits for the A.S. Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice: 60 credits

1 Select any HIS course listed under the social/behavioral science courses in General Education Electives . Elective should be selected with advice of a counselor or faculty advisor to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.

Students may substitute CHM 101 CHM 111  or CHM 112  if they also meet the mathematics prerequisites for these courses. 

3 See humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives . Students must choose courses from two of the three areas listed. Credit will not be applied if student takes two courses from the same area. Electives should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet requirements of the transfer institution.

Any 200-level literature course with an ENG prefix satisfies this requirement. Students planning to attend George Mason University are encouraged to take an approved ENG 200 level Literature Elective. 

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