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Criminal Justice

Associate of Arts Degree

Understand criminal justice laws, theories, forensics and court systems and develop critical thinking and judgemental skills, ethical decision making abilities and problem solving and communication skills throughout the program. Courses include Introduction to Law Enforcement, Politics and the Judicial Process, Criminology, Introduction to Corrections, Introduction to Criminal Justice and more. Interdisciplinary in nature, this program draws on courses in communications, sociology, law and political science in addition to the requisite criminal justice courses.

Program Requirements

Course Credits
Intro to Law Enforcement 3
Politics & the Judicial Process 3
Intro to Criminal Justice 3
Criminal Law 3
Criminology 3
English Composition II 3
Sociological Principles 3


Students must take 9 credits of Criminal Justice courses of which nor more than 6 credits from HSEC courses and must take 3 credits of general electives. See course catalog for more information.

General Ed. Requirements

Students must complete general education requirements that will provide students a general knowledge to help them complete a degree at CWC.

Course Credits
Writing Level I 3
Writing Level II 3
American & Wyoming Government 3
Arts 3
Humanities 3
Personal Finance Planning 1
Lab Science 4
Mathematics 3
Oral Communications 3
Physical Education 1
Social Science 3
Freshman Seminar 1
Wellness 1


Students must complete 2 credits of Co-Curricular general education courses throughout two of the following different Co-Curricular areas: 

Course Credits
Co-Curricular Cultural Activities 1
Co-Curricular Community Engagement 1
Co-Curricular Professional Experience 1
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    Criminal Justice

    I want to work in counter-terrorism for the FBI; something I've always been interested in.”

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