Associate of Arts – General Studies

Concentration: Criminal Justice

Patten University offers an Associate of Arts in General Studies online degree program to provide students with a solid liberal arts foundation for future educational and career opportunities. The program’s liberal arts focus encourages the expansion of perspectives to create awareness of the key forces of societal change: social, cultural, historical, economic, political, and technological. Students entering the program will take a broad range of General Education courses ultimately leading to the A.A. in General Studies, as well as a concentration of criminal justice courses to prepare them for a wide variety of entry-level career opportunities in the criminal justice field.

General Education Requirements

Course CodeCourse NameCredits

PSS100 Academic Strategies 3
COM146 Communication 3
ART220 Introduction to Film 3
ENG101A Reading and Composition 3
MTH115 College Algebra 3
PSY221 Psychology 3
SOC230 Sociology 3
POL241 American Government 3
ENG204 Interdisciplinary Reading, Writing, and Research 3
PSC152 Physical Science 3
PHL263 Social Ethics 3
PHL271 Philosophy 3
HIS227 Ancient World History 3
PHY154 Physics I with Lab 4
SSC304 World Religions 3

Criminal Justice Concentration (15 Credits)

Course CodeCourse NameCredits

CRJ101 Intro to Criminal Justice 3
CRJ150 Corrections 3
CRJ250 Juveniles in the Justice System 3
CRJ260 Criminology 3
CRJ350 Ethical Behavior in the Criminal Justice System 3