Criminal Justice Transfer

The Liberal Arts Criminal Justice Transfer program is for students who wish to complete an A.A. degree at NDSCS then transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. The Criminal Justice transfer curriculum plan at NDSCS includes core courses in English and humanities, math, physical sciences, social and behavioral sciences, and physical education.

Individuals interested in criminal justice have several career options available to them, including: police, detectives, county and state patrol officers, parole, probation and corrections officers. Many jobs are also available in the federal government such as: FBI, U.S. Marshal Service, ATF, Secret Service and DEA.

Upon completion, students will be awarded an Associate in Arts degree in Liberal Arts.

For more information

Contact a Fargo Programs Coordinator at 701-231-6935 or request enrollment assistance.

First Semester

Course #Name (credits)
ENGL 110College Composition I (3)
CIS/CSCI 101Computer Literacy or Introduction to Computers (2 or 3)
BIOL 115Human Structure and Function (3)
BIOL 115LHuman Structure and Function Lab (1)
CJ 201Introduction to Criminal Justice (3)
FYE 101Science of Success (1)
Wellness Elective(2)

Second Semester

Course #Name (credits)
ENGL 120College Composition II (3)
MATH 210Elementary Statistics (3)
PSYC 111Introduction to Psychology (3)
CJ 232Administration of Justice (3)
SOC 110Introduction to Sociology
ElectivePOLS/PSYC/SOC (2)

Third Semester

Course #Name (credits)
HIST 101 or 103Western Civilization I or U.S. History to 1877 (3)
COMM 110Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3)
PHIL 210Ethics (3)
POLS 115American Government (3)
SOC 115Social Problems (3)

Fourth Semester

Course #Name (credits)
HIST 102 or 104Western Civilization II or U.S. History Since 1877 (3)
POLS 116State and Local Government (3)
CJ 160The Legal System (4)
CJ 297CJ Internship (1-4)
ElectiveMATH/SCI/CMPSCI (3-4)
ElectivesPossibly 3 credits if only 1 credit of CJ 297 was taken (3)

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