Administration of Justice, Certificate of Achievement (C): Criminology Emphasis
This course of study is designed to prepare students for a career in law enforcement-related field (i.e., police officer, deputy sheriff, probation officer) and/or to transfer to Bachelor’s degree programs in Criminology, Criminal Justice, or related fields.
Certificate of Achievement Requirements
Complete all Department Requirements for the Certificate of Achievement with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or better. Candidates for a Certificate of Achievement are required to complete at least 20% of the department requirements through SBCC.
|AJ 101||Introduction To The Administration Of Justice||3|
|AJ 102||Ethics In The Criminal Justice System||3|
|AJ 125||Introduction To Criminology||3|
|AJ 250||The Study of Murder||3|
|PSY 100||General Psychology||3-4|
|or PSY 100H||General Psychology, Honors|
|SOC 101||Introduction To Sociology||3-4|
|or SOC 101H||Introduction to Sociology, Honors|
|Complete two courses from the following:||6-7|
|Legal Aspects Of Evidence and Procedure|
|Introduction to Corrections|
|Diversity, Law and Justice|
|Concepts Of Criminal Law|
|Terrorism And The Criminal Justice System|
|Crime and Human Behavior|
|The Study of Evil|
or PSY 175
|Social Psychology: Psychological Perspective|
|Sociology of Deviance|
|Introduction To Social Research|
or PSY 200
|Research Methods and Experimental Design in Psychology|
- Demonstrate an understanding of the American Criminal Justice system and the scope of responsibilities of the various local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies beginning with arrest through parole.
- Describe the system’s responsibilities to the community, factors in crime causation, the social implications of crime and communication barriers between the system and the community.
- Articulate the differences between the major criminological theories of the causes of crime and how those theories relate to policies toward crime and criminal behavior.
- Identify and describe the different methods used in measuring crime and criminal behavior patterns.
- Identify and discuss the legal, social, and political contexts of crime and punishment.
- Demonstrate critical thinking and analytical skills acquired in the social sciences in preparation for continuance of college-level education.
Make an appointment with your SBCC academic counselor through Starfish to create a Student Education Plan that reflects a recommended course sequence for this program that is tailored to your individual needs.