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Criminal Justice - Articulated Program with Mars Hill College

This articulation agreement between Blue Ridge Community College (BRCC) Criminal Justice Technology Program and Mars Hill University (MHU) provides for transfer from the Criminal Justice program at BRCC to the B.S. in Criminal Justice at MHU.  As per the guidelines established by the Independent Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (ICAA) between signatory institutions of the North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU), if students at BRCC complete the established 44-hour general education core or graduate with an AA or AS degree, and have a GPA of at least 2.00 on a 4.00 scale, they will transfer into MHU having met all general education requirements.  Students not completing the general education core at BRCC must complete those requirements at MHU as outlined in the 2013 fall catalog.  If 28 or more hours are transferred to MHU the first semester, First Year Seminar I is not required at MHU. Students must take a minimum of 60 hours at a senior college and a minimum of 32 at Mars Hill.

Students may be required to take one or more developmental courses as a result of pre-enrollment placement tests; therefore, the student may need more than the minimum number of semester hours listed for graduation. Developmental courses for this program may include Readiness Level Reading, English, and/or Math and other courses in developmental Reading, English, Math, Biology and Chemistry. 

Curriculum: 

Fall Semester

Success and Study Skills

Credit Hours: 

1.00
Introduction to Computers

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Intro to Criminal Justice

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Constitutional Law

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Writing and Inquiry

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Spring Semester

Criminology

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Criminal Law

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Writing/Research in the Disciplines

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Or

Prof Research and Reporting

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Quantitative Literacy

Credit Hours: 

3.00

3 credit hours of Course Electives

Summer Term

General Psychology

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Associate in Applied Science Humanities Electives

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Social/Behavioral Science Electives

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Fall Semester

Juvenile Justice

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Court Procedure and Evidence

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Investigative Principles

Credit Hours: 

4.00
World Regional Geography

Credit Hours: 

3.00

4 credit hours of Foreign Language elective

Spring Semester

 

Law Enforcement Operations

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Corrections

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Ethics and Community Relations

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Environmental Biology

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Environmental Biology Lab

Credit Hours: 

1.00

Humanities Electives: choose from ART 111 or DRA 111
Social Behaviour Science Electives: choose from HIS 111, 112, 131, 132
Foreign Language Electives: choose from FRE 111 & 181 or SPA 111 & 181
Course Elective credits should be selected from the ASL, BIO, BUS, CCT, CET, CIS, CJC, COM, CSC, CTS, DBA, EDU, EPT, HEA, HIS, NET, OST, PED, POL, PSY, or SOC