Associate in Science degree (AS)

Dual/Joint Degree Program with John Jay

Common Core Requirements

Common Core Categories Courses Credits
REQUIRED CORE: 1A. ENGL-101: English Composition I 3
REQUIRED CORE: 1A. ENGL-102: English Composition II 3
REQUIRED CORE: 1B. Mathematical & Quantitative Reasoning (Required: MA-119)1 3
REQUIRED CORE: 1C. Life & Physical Sciences (Select one course)2 3-43
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2A. World Cultures & Global Issues (Select one course) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2B. U.S. Experience in Its Diversity (Recommended: PLSC-101) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2C. Creative Expression (Select one course) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2D. Individual & Society (Recommended: SOCY-101, PHIL-101) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2E. Scientific World (Select one course) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2A., 2B., 2C., 2D. or 2E. Select one course from 2A.2B.2C.2D. or 2E. 3
Subtotal 30-313

Major Requirements

Courses Credits
CRIM-101: Introduction to the American Criminal Justice System 3
CRIM-106: Introduction to Criminal Justice Research 1
CRIM-202: Corrections and Sentencing 3
CRIM-203: Criminal Law 3

CRIM-201: Policing
CRIM 204 Crime and Justice in the Urban Community

CRIM-205: Criminology 3
Subtotal 16

Additional Major Requirements

Courses Credits
Foreign Language 6-8
MA-336: Statistics1
Laboratory Science2: BI-132, BI-171; CH-102, CH-111, CH-122, ET-842, or PH-112 0-1
Subtotal 10-12


Courses Credits
Free electives: Students are recommended to take SOCY-240 1-4
Subtotal 1-4

Total Credits Required


1 Students who are exempt from or placed out of MA-119: College Algebra are required to take MA-336: Statistics and must take CRIM-201 or CRIM-204 to fulfil the Major Requirements.

2 Laboratory science elective required for students who do not take STEM Variant in Required Core 1C.

3 The credit range accounts for STEM Variant in 1C.

All students must successfully complete two (2) writing-intensive classes (designated “WI”) to fulfill degree requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes for Academic Programs

Dual/Joint A.S. / B.S. in Criminal Justice (John Jay College)

General Education Outcomes

A robust general education is founded on the knowledge, concepts, methods, and perspectives that students gain through the study of many academic disciplines. These disciplinary studies stimulate intellectual inquiry, global awareness, and cultural and artistic appreciation: they equip students to make informed judgments and remain engaged beyond the classroom. To that end, QCC promotes educational activities that allow students to demonstrate that they can:

  1. Communicate effectively in various forms
  2. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions
  3. Reason quantitatively as required in various fields of interest and in everyday life
  4. Apply information management and digital technology skills useful for academic research and lifelong learning
  5. Apply scientific methods and reasoning to investigate issues or problems in the natural and social sciences in order to draw conclusions

To support these institutional general education outcomes, the academic departments-;through their programs-may also assess the ability of students to:

  • Integrate knowledge and skills in the program of study
  • Make ethical judgments while recognizing multiple perspectives, as appropriate in the program of study
  • Work collaboratively to accomplish learning objectives

Approved by the Academic Senate on April 13, 2021.

Program Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate competency in the core areas of the criminal justice major (e.g. criminology, criminal law, policing, and corrections).
  2. Use critical thinking skills re issues in the field of criminal justice
  3. Apply historical or social sciences perspectives to issues in criminal justice
  4. Demonstrate understanding of research methods in criminal justice
  5. Communicate effectively about issues in the field of criminal justice as demonstrated by their reading, writing, listening, and speaking
  6. Integrate knowledge and skills in the program of study
  7. Make ethical judgements while recognizing multiple perspectives, as appropriate in the program of study
  8. Work collaboratively to accomplish learning objectives

Program Outcomes - May 2017

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