Catalog 2021-2022 
    Jun 18, 2024  
Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DWD-AA :Liberal Arts-Criminal Justice(2 Years)

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Associate of Arts Degree


This Associate of Arts degree with a designation in Criminal Justice meets the requirements for the Criminal Justice Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement, and is designed for the student who is planning to transfer to UNC or other Colorado universities.

Courses with a 3-character bracketed code (for example, “English Composition I [CO1]”), in which a student earns the final grade of “C” or better are guaranteed to transfer to every public Colorado college or university. 

  • Courses within any Degree with Designation must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher.
  • Courses older than 10 years cannot count towards any Degree with Designation.
  • Course substitutions and/or waivers are not permitted for any Degree with Designation.

Please view the Colorado Department of Higher Education web site for participating institutions and any additional degree requirement details (CDHE Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreements/Degrees with Designation). Students should contact receiving institution for course transferability or additional requirements when selecting courses.

Degree Requirements:


Total Communication Credits: 6


One GT Pathways course [MA1] is required - MAT 135 preferred.  Except: University of Colorado Colorado Springs prefers MAT 120; Colorado Mesa University requires either MAT 120 OR MAT 121; University of Northern Colorado requires MAT 135.

Total Mathematics Credits: 3-4

Arts & Humanities:

Select two Arts & Humanities courses from two different categories.

Total Arts & Humanities Credits: 6


Select one History course from the following list.

Total History Credits: 3

Behavioral & Social Sciences:

Total Behavioral & Social Sciences Credits: 6

Physical & Life Sciences:

Select two courses. One must be lab-based.

GT-SC1 (Natural & Physical Sciences w/Req Lab)

Total Physical & Life Science Credits: 8

Public Speaking or Interpersonal Communications:

Total Public Speaking or Interpersonal Communications Credits: 3

Total Required Criminal Justice Major Credits: 15


Choose three of the following courses. [Note: courses taken and applied to this category cannot also be counted under the General Education category above.]

Total Elective Credits : 9

Total Credits for A.A. Degree: 60

Extra Elective (if needed):

Take additional elective course if needed to achieve Total Degree Credits of at least 60. Elective course may be chosen from the general education curriculum, other arts and science courses, and specific Career and Technical courses (see Approved Degree Electives 2021-2022   ).

Total Extra Credits (if needed): 0-2

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