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Police Science Courses

Award: Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Required number of credits: 62
Program Start: Fall

Students convicted of a felony will not be allowed to enroll in the Firearms and Practicum courses and will not graduate from the Police Science program. Learn how your criminal history matters.

2020–2021 Suggested Sequence of Study

The following suggested sequence of study is for new full-time students starting the program in the academic year listed. Part-time students should visit with a program advisor for a modified sequence of study.

When registering for classes refer to your Academic Evaluation to see your specific program requirements and ensure proper registration.

Courses and course cost calculations are subject to change.

Course Descriptions: Show All | Hide All

Semester 1
CRJ-100 Introduction to Criminal Justice O E 3 $603.00
CRJ-143 Police Operations 3 $603.00
CRJ-234 Traffic Law 2 $402.00
CRJ-320 Criminal Justice Ethics O 3 $603.00
SOC-110 Introduction to Sociology -OR- O E 3 $603.00
SOC-115 Social Problems -OR- O E 3 $603.00
SOC-205 Diversity in America O E 3 $603.00
Total Credits 14

Semester 2
CRJ-135 Criminal Evidence 3 $603.00
CRJ-237 Criminal and Constitutional Law 3 $603.00
CRJ-244 Advanced Accident Investigation 3 $603.00
CRJ-316 Juvenile Justice 3 $603.00
MAT-110 Math for Liberal Arts -OR- O E 3 $603.00
MAT-156 Statistics -OR- O E 3 $603.00
MAT-772 Applied Math 3 $603.00
Total Credits 15

Semester 3
CRJ-151 Defensive Tactics 2 $402.00
CRJ-200 Criminology O E 3 $603.00
CRJ-252 Basic Firearms 8WK1 1 $772.00
CRJ-254 Advanced Firearms 8WK2 1 $676.00
CRJ-282 Crime Scene Investigation 3 $653.00
CRJ-285 Physical Conditioning for Public Services 2 $402.00
EMS-114 Emergency Medical Responder -OR- 2 $560.00
EMS-201 Emergency Medical Technician 7 $1881.00
ENG-105 Composition I O E 3 $603.00
Total Credits 17

Semester 4
CRJ-141 Criminal Investigation 3 $603.00
CRJ-266 Report Writing and Testifying 3 $603.00
Crisis Intervention 3 $603.00
CRJ-322 Tactical Police Operations 2 $402.00
CRJ-952 Internship 2 $402.00
SPC-101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication O E 3 $603.00
Total Credits 16

Course Cost Calculation

Resident tuition and fees x course credits + course fee if applicable.

Course calculations are based on 2020–2021 tuition and fees and course fees.

The course cost calculation does not include:

Academic/College Success Advisor

Laurie Plum
Health Education and Services Center 205
319-296-2329 ext.1065
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Program Advisors

Michael Leary
Health Education and Services Center 222A
319-296-2329 ext.1069
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Jane Wagner
Health Education and Services Center 222B
319-296-2329 ext.1400
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Traci Ciepiela
Health Education and Services Center 222D
319-296-2329 ext.1330
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Administrative Assistant

Kate Childers
Black Hawk Hall 258
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Liberal and Applied Arts and Human Services

Catharine Freeman
Black Hawk Hall 258
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