Apr 15, 2024  
Transfer Course Guide 
Transfer Course Guide

Midlands Tech Criminal Justice Technology (AAS) - Criminal Justice Studies (BS)

Federal CIP: 45.0401 Criminology

Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Bachelor of Science (BS) in Criminal Justice Studies are expected to:

  • justify and articulate how a Christian worldview and faith commitment relates to criminal justice and how this perspective prepares them to serve others in their chosen occupation.
  • assess and distinguish between the various endemic and emerging issues confronting the major components of the criminal justice system: police, courts, and corrections.
  • appraise, assess, or critique the policies and practices of the administration of justice as a system of social control and defend what constitutes “best practice” in a programmatic delivery of justice services to the community.
  • differentiate and evaluate the development of historical and contemporary correctional philosophies, incarceration practices and trends, diversion efforts, community-based corrections practices, and offender treatment programs. 
  • compare and contrast various criminological theories on the etiology, persistence, and desistence of crime and criminal behavior.
  • articulate and distinguish the purpose and limits of the procedural and substantive criminal law, justify the criminal procedures for prosecution and defense, and critique court procedures and various adjudication decision-making practices.
  • evaluate and debate the various endemic and emerging issues confronting the police including a critique of the police organization and culture, use of force, discretion, and deviance.
  • construct, design, and structure an original research project from conceptualization and operationalization to analysis and presentation of findings using quantitative and qualitative methodologies. 

Core Curriculum and General Education Requirements (40-41 hours)  

Students earning a bachelor’s degree must complete all Core Curriculum and General Education requirements.

Midlands Technical College specified general education requirements

SWU General Education Course Credits MTC Course Equivalent (Minimum transfer grade of C- required)
CPSC 1103 Introduction to Computers and Information Processing 3 CPT 101  Introduction to Computers
(Course must be no older than 5 years to transfer.)
PSYC 2003 General Psychology 3 PSY 201  General Psychology

Criminal Justice Studies Major Courses

Completion of major courses requires a minimum grade of C-.

SWU Major Requirements (40 hours) Credits MTC Course Equivalent (Minimum transfer grade of C- required)
CRJS 1001 Cornerstone in Criminal Justice
Intended for students without previous coursework in criminal justice studies
1 No equivalent
CRJS 1253 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 CRJ 101  Introduction to Criminal Justice
CRJS 2103 Introduction to Corrections 3 CRJ 242  Correctional Systems
CRJS 2173 Health and Fitness for Criminal Justice 3 No equivalent
CRJS 2283 Police and Community 3 No equivalent
CRJS 3403 Courts and Procedure   No equivalent
CRJS 3413 Criminal Law 3 No equivalent
CRJS 4253 Criminological Theories 3 No equivalent
CRJS 4703 Capstone in Criminal Justice Studies   No equivalent
FRSC 2103 Introduction to Forensic Science 3 No equivalent
RSCH 3803 Research Methods 3 No equivalent
SEMR 2153 Information Literacy 3 No equivalent
STAT 3203 Statistics 3 MAT 120  Probability and Statistics
Select 15 hours from the following:    
CRJS 3353 Juveniles and the Law 3 No equivalent
CRJS 3453 Criminal Investigation 3 No equivalent
CRJS 3470 Special Topics in Criminal Justice Variable No equivalent
CRJS 4203 Police Tactics 3 No equivalent
CRJS 4233 Terrorism 3 No equivalent
CRJS 4243 Profiling 3 No equivalent
CRJS 4300 Independent Study Variable No equivalent
CRJS 4803 Practicum in Criminal Justice Studies 3 No equivalent
FRSC 3123 Fingerprint Analysis 3 No equivalent
PSYC 3353 Forensic Psychology 3 No equivalent
PSYC 4453 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 3 No equivalent
SOSC 3503 Advanced Social Problems 3 SOC 205  Social Problems

Electives (24-25 hours)

In addition to core curriculum and general education requirements (40-41 credit hours) and major course requirements, students must complete elective coursework appropriate to their degree.  A minimum of 120 credit hours is required for most bachelor’s degrees, including elective coursework.  Students are strongly encouraged to work with their advisor to identify courses that complement their program area.

SWU Equivalent Course Credits MTC Additional Course Requirements
Elective credit 3 CRJ 115  Criminal Law I
Elective credit 3 CRJ 125  Criminology
Elective credit 3 CRJ 130  Police Administration
Elective credit 3 CRJ 202  Criminalistics
Elective credit 3 CRJ 220  The Judicial Process
Elective credit 3 CRJ 236  Criminal Evidence
Elective credit 3 MAT 155  Contemporary Mathemathics
PHIL 3003 Introduction to Philosophy 3 PHI 101  Introduction to Philosophy
Elective credit 3 PHI 115  Contemporary Moral Issues
SOSC 2203 Introduction to U.S. Government 3 PSC 201  American Government
Elective credit 3 PSC 215  State and Local Government
SOSC 1103 Introduction to Sociology 3 SOC 101  Introduction to Sociology


Core Curriculum Requirements 40-41 hrs.
Major Requirements 55 hrs.
Electives 24-25 hrs.
Total 120 hrs.

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