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2024-2025 NOVA Catalog 
    
2024-2025 NOVA 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 13 credits


Total 15 credits


Total 16 credits


Total 16 credits


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


Electives should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet requirements of the transfer institution.

1 Select any HIS course listed under the social/behavioral science courses in General Education Electives 

Students who plan to take MTH 245  should take MTH 154  or MTH 161  first. Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 155  and MTH 245 .

Students planning to attend George Mason University can take any of the courses listed. Students planning to attend different universities should consult transfer guides via www.transfervirginia.org for additional information.

4 Select any physical and life science course listed under the General Education Electives 

5 Select any course listed under General Education Electives. Students planning to attend George Mason University are encouraged to take CST 229 PLS 241 , or REL 100 . Consult transfer guides via www.transfervirginia.org for additional information.

6 Prospective George Mason University students should consider enrolling in ADJ 133  to fulfill core major requirements for the Criminology, Law, and Society degree program.

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.

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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