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General Education Requirements

The Associate of Science in Criminal Justice Degree requires that a student complete 
thirty (30) semester hours of General Education courses. 

The General Education courses include subjects other than those within the areas of the degree concentration. 

General Education courses encourage study in different areas and provide a common Undergraduate experience for all students. 

A grade of "C" or better is required for transfer credit.  All credit must have been earned at a recognized accredited institution. 

An example of General Education courses that will meet the requirements is provided. 

Southwest University’s Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Degree  program is designed for students who have earned an Associate Degree or a minimum of sixty (60) semester hours of undergraduate courses.  At least thirty (30) semester hours, 10 courses, must be general education courses.  All credit must have been earned at a recognized accredited institution.  A grade of "C" or  better is required for transfer credit. 

General Education courses provide a foundation upon which students build a common body of knowledge.  These courses include subjects other than those within the areas of professional concentration.

An example of General Education courses that will meet the requirement are:

General Education

Course Examples

English English Composition
American Literature
Reading / Writing Comprehension
Communication Business Communication
Fundamentals of Speech
Principles of Communication
Basic Mathematics & Statistics Computer Concepts
College Math
Modern Mathematics
Elementary Statistics
Finite Mathematics
Humanities Western Civilization
American History
American Literature
Art History
Music Appreciation
International Relations
World Politics
Social Behavior Science General Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Health Behavior
Human Culture
Social Science & History
Natural Science Biology
Introduction to Physics
Environmental Science
Earth Science
Philosophy Ethics
Decision Making
Logic

 

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