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2015-2016 VSCC Catalog 
    
2015-2016 VSCC Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice (TSU Partnership) - A.S.


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Volunteer State Community College and Tennessee State University offer a program leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice.  The curriculum is a blend of the Vol State Associate of Science degree program following the Criminal Justice curriculum and four semesters of the TSU program in Criminal Justice.

Associate of Science degree requirements must be completed prior to admission to TSU.  Students that completed the requirements for the Associate of Applied Science degree may apply for the TSU program; however, they will be required to complete additional general education requirements during the Maymester and summer sessions.  All courses are offered on the Volunteer State Community College campus.  Persons interested in the VSCC/TSU Criminal Justice program should contact Kevin M. Cook, Director of Vol State's Criminal Justice, or Daciena Perry, TSU Off-Campus Programs.

 For additional information about this degree program, go to www.volstate.edu/CriminalJustice

VSCC General Education Requirements - Credits (41)


  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (must include at least one Literature) Credits: (9)
  • Natural Sciences Credits: (8)

History Credits


VSCC Major Core Course Requirements - Credits (19-21)


Electives


Total VSCC Associate Degree Requirements Credits: 60-62


VSCC Computer Literacy Requirement


See http://www.volstate.edu/ComputerLiteracy/ for Computer Literacy Requirements

Tennessee State University


Required Courses Upper Division (UD)

  • COMP 1210 Introduction to Computing*  Credits: (3)
  • ENGL 3106 Technical Report Writing  Credits: (3)
  • PSYC 2100 Psych of Adjustment*/UD Elec  Credits: (3)
  • PSYC 3210 Abnormal Psychology  Credits: (3)
  • PSYC 3410/3510 Social or Developmental  Credits: (3)
  • PSYC 4400 Drugs and Behavior  Credits: (3)
  • SOCI 2300 Social Problems  Credits: (3)
  • SOCI 3000 Statistics  Credits: (3)
  • CRMJ 3000 Research Methods  Credits: (3)
  • CRMJ 4000 Senior Practicum  Credits: (12)
  • CRMJ 4500 Senior Project  Credits: (3)

*(required unless taken at Vol State)

Nine (9) Hours of Sociology from the following:

  • SOCI 3700 Minority Group Problems  Credits: (3)
  • SOCI 4000 Criminology  Credits: (3)
  • SOCI 4100 Juvenile Delinquency  Credits: (3)
  • SOCI UD Elective  Credits: (3)

Additional options possible; UD CRMJ courses may be substituted for UD PSYC/SOCI electives with approval.   

       Total Required Hours (45-51)

Electives Upper Division (UD)

Nine of Fifteen (9-15) Hours of Criminal Justice from the following:

  • CRMJ 3010 Court Procedures & Methods  Credits: (3)
  • CRMJ 3020 Constitutional & Criminal Law  Credits: (3)
  • CRMJ 3040 Criminal Typology  Credits: (3)
  • CRMJ 3050 Deviance & Control  Credits: (3)
  • CRMJ 3230 Community-Based Treatment  Credits: (3)
  • CRMJ 4050 Intro to Criminalistics  Credits: (3)
  • CRMJ 4220 White Collar Crime  Credits: (3)
  • CRMJ UD Electives  Credits: (3)

              Additional options possible

           TOTAL CREDITS:  60*

*A minimum of 45 credits must be completed at the Upper Division level.

 

Career and Salary Information


Career

Beginning Salary with Bachelor Degree State/Federal

Experienced Salary with Bachelor Degree State/Federal
Special Agent/Criminal Investigator $33,600/$40,100 $47,900/$76,700
Criminal Intelligence Analyst $33,600/$40,100 $47,900/$76,700
Law Enforcement Officer $27,700/$32,700 $40,600/$56,100
Probation/Parole Officer $28,300/$32,000 $34,300/$48,400

Career and salary information taken from onetonline.org. Check out this website for additional information about education requirements and preferred work styles and abilities for these careers.  Salaries are not guaranteed.

VSCC Recommended Schedule


This is a recommended schedule. Learning Support, pre-requisites and other academic factors may impact this schedule.  See your advisor to create a degree plan.

First Year - Fall Semester - Credits (15)


  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)

First Year - Spring Semester - Credits (15)


  • History (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)

Second Year - Fall Semester - Credits (16)


  • Elective (Choose from list above) Credits: (3)
  • History (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (Literature - See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Natural Sciences (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (4)

Second Year - Spring Semester - Credits (14-16)



  • Elective (Choose from list above) Credits: (3)
  • Natural Sciences (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (4)

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