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Criminal Justice

Beginning January 2014, this full-time program will be offered entirely online. It builds upon an associate’s degree in Criminal Justice, an associate of arts or associate of science, or a combination of 73-credit-hours of college-level work that can be transferred to Lees-McRae College.

The Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in Criminal Justice enables community college graduates with an Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice, or a related field, to continue their education and advance their career. Students who pursue this degree are required to complete the academic core requirements, as well as advanced coursework in the major that is complementary to the vocational, technical or professional area of the associate’s degree.

This 51-credit-hour program can be completed over two years and leads to a BAAS in Criminal Justice. Internships take place in the student’s own community.

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Below is an example of a two-year course of study:

First Semester

Second Semester

CRI 302 Juvenile Justice CRI 262 Criminal Justice Statistics
CRI 461 Global Crime and Terrorism CRI 332 Criminological Theory
HIS 210 History of the Southern Appalachian
ART 250 Art and Life OR
PAS 206 Appreciation of Modern Performing Arts
SCI 241 Math & Science Concepts BIO Environmental Biology

Third Semester

Fourth Semester

CRI 382 Criminal Justice Research Methods CRI 450 Criminal Law
CRI 431 Corrections CRI 451 Mediation
SOC 251 Social Problems CRI 499 Senior Research Seminar
SCI 214 Science Applications CRI 322 Populations at Risk or SOC Elective
CRI 471 Criminal Justice Internship OR
CRI 472 Criminal Justice Work Experience
See full degree requirements in the College Catalog

Career Opportunities

A Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree in Criminal Justice prepares the student for leadership in positions in the criminal, investigative, and juvenile justice systems. Graduates of the program work in law enforcement and government agencies at the local, state, and federal levels.

Contact Us

Ava Smith Yamouti
Program Coordinator, Criminal Justice | 828.448.6143