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Associate of Arts to University of Providence

Associate of Arts Degree with Criminal Justice Coursework Transfer to University of Providence

The Associate of Arts with articulated coursework in Criminal Justice is designed for students interested in a baccalaureate degree in Criminal Justice at the University of Providence.

The Associate of Arts (AA) includes education across academic disciplines. Focusing on integration of information while increasing a student’s employability, the AA is designed for transferability to a baccalaureate program.

To receive the AA degree, the following requirements must be completed:

Montana University System Core Requirements33
Computer Skills/Usage requirement3
Coursework in Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences9
Final cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0

Courses taken to fulfill one specific requirement, including courses in the Elective block, may not be used to fulfill another specific requirement; thus, a course taken to fulfill the Natural Science requirement in the Montana University System Core may not be used as an Elective.

Estimated Resident Program Cost*

Estimated costs are for the Great Falls College portion of this curriculum. Please contact the partnering school for information on the estimated cost of classes there.

Tuition and Fees $6,835
Application Fee $30
Lab Fees $105
Books/Supplies $2,046
Total $9,017

any students need preliminary math, writing, and biology courses before enrolling in the program requirements. These courses may increase the total number of program credits. Students should review their math and writing placement before planning out their full program schedules.

I. GFC MSU Additional Graduation Requirement

II. Montana University System Core Courses - 33 Semester Hours

Communication - 6 Credits (3 credits written, 3 credits verbal)

WRIT 101College Writing I **, +3
COMX 115Intro to Interpersonal Communc +3

Mathematics - 4 Credits

STAT 216Introduction to Statistics **, +4

Humanities/Fine Arts - 6 Credits

PHL 110Introduction to Ethics +3
WGSS 242Gender and Equality +3

Natural Science - 7 Credits (Must include 1 lab course)

Select two of the following
BIOB 101Discover Biology/Lab **, +4
BIOB 160Princpls of Living Systems/Lab **, +4
BIOB 170Prin Biological Diversity/Lab **, +4
BIOH 104Basic Human Biology & Lab **, +4
BIOH 108Basic Anatomy **, +4
CHMY 101Discover Chemistry +3
CHMY 121Intro to General Chem w/Lab **, +4
CHMY 141College Chemistry I w/Lab **, +4
CHMY 143College Chemistry II w/Lab **, +4
GEO 101Intro to Physical Geologyw/Lab +4
NUTR 221Basic Human Nutrition +3
PHSX 105Fund of Physical Science w/Lab +4
PHSX 205College Physics I w/Lab **, +4
PHSX 220Physics I w/Lab **, +4

Social Sciences/History - 6 Credits

PSYX 100Introduction to Psychology +3
SOCI 101Introduction to Sociology +3

Cultural Diversity - 3 Credits

Select one of the following:
NASX 204Intro to NA Beliefs & Philsphy (N) +3
NASX 240Native American Lit (=to 340) (N) +3

Cultural Heritage of American Indians - 3 Credits

Courses with an “N” behind the course title will fulfill the Cultural Heritage of American Indians requirement as well as a designated core area requirement.

III. Computer Skills/Usage - 3 credits

CAPP 131Basic MS Office +3

IV. Concentration in Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences - 9 Credits

CJUS 121Intro to Criminal Justice +3
CJUS 125Fund of Forensic Science +2
WRIT 201College Writing II *, +3

V. Electives - 15 credits

Students may choose coursework numbered 100 or above from any discipline area to complete the required 17 credits of electives.
No more than 5 credits of courses numbered 194 may be applied toward the Degree.

Total Program Credits - 60

Outline for Completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice Degree from The University of Providence

The Associate of Arts with articulated coursework in Criminal Justice is designed for students interested in a baccalaureate degree in Criminal Justice at the University of Providence.

I. Criminal Justice Major

Credits & courses dependent upon articulation course taken at GFC MSU

Remaining general education credits and goal areas13
CRJ 215Soc Justice & Civ Engagement3
CRJ 231Criminal Law3
CRJ 251Criminal Evidence & Procedure3
CRJ 306Criminology3
CRJ 308 Juvenile Delinquency3
CRJ 326 Ethics & Career Survival in CJ3
CRJ 371Corrections3
CRJ 499Criminal Justice Capstone3
PLG 101Introduction to Law3
SOC 304Sociology of Deviant Behavior3
SCS 312Social Research Methods & Applied Statistics4

II. Total Credits Towards Degree


UP Graduation Requirements:

  1. Complete a minimum of 128 credits.
  2. Maintain a cumulative University of Providence grade point average of 2.00 or higher.
  3. Complete the University Core curriculum.
  4. Complete a major. All courses used to complete the requirements of a major, minor, or concentration must have a grade of C or better. Some majors may require completion of a minor or concentration.
  5. Complete thirty of the last forty semester hours of coursework at the University of Providence. Students enrolled in an approved Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges Army Degree (SOCAD) program may satisfy the academic residency requirements with coursework taken at any time during their enrollment at the university.
  6. Complete a minimum of 40% or 15 credits of their major (whichever is greater) and a minimum of 40% of their minor in residency at the University of Providence. Completion of credits within a concentration will not count toward residency in the major. This requirement does not apply to those completing an approved major or minor in University Studies.
  7. Complete at least thirty-two credits in upper division coursework (courses numbered 300 or higher), at least sixteen of which must be from the University of Providence. (Students should complete at least twelve of these credits in coursework outside the student’s major and minor or concentration.)
  8. Apply for graduation in accordance with the prescribed deadlines.
  9. Comply with all university policies, rules, and regulations.
  10. Pay all indebtedness to the university.