Criminal Justice – University Transfer USC Upstate – Associate Degree

Associate in Applied Science
72 Hours

The Associate in Applied Science in Criminal Justice USC Upstate program provides students with a well-rounded study of the criminal justice system, focusing on the legal issues and fundamental concepts and principles associated with law enforcement, the courts, corrections, and juvenile justice. The program is designed to transfer, specifically to the Bachelor’s degree program at USC Upstate.

Fall I

Course Description

This course includes an overview of the functions and responsibilities of agencies involved in the administration of justice to include police organizations, court systems,
correctional systems, and juvenile justice agencies.

Classroom Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

RDG 032 or RWR 032 with a grade of “C” or better


ENG 101
Credits: 3

Course Description

This is a university transfer course in which the following topics are presented: a study of composition in conjunction with appropriate literary selections, with frequent theme assignments to reinforce effective writing. A review of standard usage and the basic
techniques of research are also presented.

Classroom Hours: 3


Course Description

This course is a survey of U.S. History from 1877 to the present. This course includes political, social, economic, and intellectual developments during this period.

Classroom Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

RDG 032 or RWR 032 with a grade of “C” or better


LEG 231
Credits: 3

Course Description

This course includes a study of the definition and classification of criminal offenses, criminal responsibility, and legal procedures in a criminal prosecution.

Classroom Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

RDG 032 or RWR 032 with a grade of “C” or better


PSY 201
Credits: 3

Course Description

This course includes the following topics: an introduction to the basic theories and concepts in the science of behavior, scientific method, biological bases for behavior, perception, motivation, learning, memory, development, personality, and abnormal behavior.

Classroom Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

ENG 032 and RDG 032 or RWR 032


Spring I

CRJ 125
Credits: 3

Course Description

This course is a study of the various theories of criminal causation and control, the identification of criminal typologies, and the reaction of society to crime and criminals.

Classroom Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

ENG 032, RDG 032


Course Description

This is a college transfer course in which the following topics are presented: development of writing skills through logical organization, effective style, literary analysis and research. An introduction to literary genre is also included.

Classroom Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

ENG 101 with a grade of “C” or better


MAT 110
Credits: 3

Course Description

This course includes the following topics: polynomial, rational, logarithmic, and exponential functions; inequalities; systems of equations and inequalities; matrices; determinants; and solutions of higher degree polynomials.

Classroom Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

MAT 102 with a grade of “C’ or better


PSC 201
Credits: 3

Course Description

This course is a study of national governmental institutions with emphasis on the Constitution, the functions of executive, legislative and judicial branches, civil liberties and the role of the electorate.

Classroom Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

RDG 032 or RWR 032 with grade of “C” or better


SPA 101
Credits: 4

Course Description

This course is a study of the four basic language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing, including an introduction to the Spanish culture.

Classroom Hours: 3

Lab Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

RDG 032 or RWR 032 with a grade of “C” or better


Summer

BIO 101
Credits: 4

Course Description

This course is the first of a sequence introducing biology. Topics include the scientific method, basic biochemistry, cell structure and function, cell physiology, cell reproduction and development, Mendelian genetics, natural selection, evolution, and ecology.

Classroom Hours: 3

Lab Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

RDG 032, RWR 032 with a grade of “C” or better


CPT 170
Credits: 3

Course Description

This course introduces microcomputer applications software, including word processing, data bases, spreadsheets, graphs, and their integration.

Classroom Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

RDG 032 or RWR 032 with a grade of “C” or better


SOC 101
Credits: 3

Course Description

This course emphasizes the fundamental concepts and principles of sociology, including culture, socialization, interaction, social groups and stratification, effects of population growth on technology in society, and social institutions.

Classroom Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

RDG 032 or RWR 032 with a grade of “C” or better


Fall II

CRJ 102
Credits: 3

Course Description

This course includes an introduction to the philosophy and application of security. The protection of personnel, facilities, and other assets as well as administrative, legal and technical problems of loss prevention and control are analyzed.

Classroom Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

RDG 032 or RWR 032 with a grade of “C” or better


CRJ 145
Credits: 3

Course Description

This course includes a survey of the sociological, biological, and psychological theories involved in juvenile delinquency, modern trends in prevention, and treatment.

Classroom Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

RDG 032 or RWR 032 with a grade of “C” or better


CRJ 236
Credits: 3

Course Description

This course is a study of the established rules of evidence from arrest to release in the administration of criminal justice.

Classroom Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

CRJ 115 or LEG 231


PSC 215
Credits: 3

Course Description

This course is a study of state, county and municipal government systems, including interrelationships among these systems and within the federal government.

Classroom Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

RDG 032 or RWR 032 with grade of “C” or better


SPA 102
Credits: 4

Course Description

This course continues development of the basic language skills and the study of the Spanish culture.

Classroom Hours: 3

Lab Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

SPA 101 with a grade of “C” or better


Spring II

CRJ 120
Credits: 3

Course Description

This course covers the analysis of the historical development of the U.S. Constitution and the relationship of rights contained therein to the state and the individual. The application of the Bill of Rights to federal and state systems is examined.

Classroom Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

CRJ 115 and LEG 231


Course Description

This course is a study of the importance of two-way communication be-tween the criminal justice system and the community to foster a working relationship to control crime. A variety of topics is studied, including citizen involvement in crime prevention and police officer interpersonal relations.

Classroom Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

RDG 032 or RWR 032 with a grade of “C” or better


CRJ 242
Credits: 3

Course Description

This course is an introduction to aspects of the correctional function in criminal justice, including organization, process, procedure, and clients incarcerated and on conditional release.

Classroom Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

RDG 032 or RWR 032 with a grade of “C” or better


LEG 121
Credits: 3

Course Description

This course is a study of the basics of commercial law, with emphasis on the formation and enforcement of contracts and the rules particular to the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) and sales of goods.

Classroom Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

RDG 032 or RWR 032 with a grade of “C” or better


SPC 205
Credits: 3

Course Description

This course is an introduction to the principles of public speaking with application of speaking skills.

Classroom Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

ENG 101 with a grade of “C” of better