The Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences criminal justice/sociology concentration is a degree available 100% online. If you work in law enforcement or a related field, you can use this concentration to earn your bachelor's degree while working full time. Whether you are seeking career advancement or an opportunity to broaden your employment options, this interdisciplinary approach to professional development will benefit you. You would also benefit from this concentration if you have a background in corrections, criminal justice, law enforcement, paralegal studies, or probation and parole.

Our Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) degrees are designed to use your previous education experience to propel you forward. If you have an Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences (AAS) with a technical or vocational major from a Council for Higher Education (CHEA)-recognized organization, you can major in applied arts and sciences at ENMU. An applied arts and sciences major's time frame for degree completion varies with the individual student, but in general, you can complete your BAAS degree in two years.

Also, if you are certified law enforcement employee, you can receive college credit for your New Mexico law enforcement training and certification. This credit will be applied to satisfy the BAAS primary concentration requirement. To take advantage of this, you must present a certified copy of the certification information issued by the state of New Mexico.

If you are a current or former military service member, you can request the American Council on Education (ACE) to review your military training and experience for credit recommendations. You may be awarded college credit awarded based on the ACE recommendation, and the credit(s) will apply to your primary concentration requirement.

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Online Learning Format for Criminal Justice/Sociology

Our BAAS criminal justice/sociology concentration is designed to be completed online. In this program, however, you'll have the option to take all of your classes online or a combination of online and in-person. You'll be completing assignments, readings, papers, tests and projects throughout the semester. This concentration includes three different course formats:

  • Course sections where recorded and live lectures via Mediasite connect you with professors and other students on your own time are labeled "AW."
  • Courses where participation with the professor, other online students and students attending the in-person class on campus are required in real-time are labeled, "SW."
  • Courses that are completely online and offered through Blackboard, with no recorded lecture or in-person students are labeled "WW."

Advising for Criminal Justice/Sociology

When you take courses in our criminal justice/sociology program, we want to make sure you have all the resources and advice you need to be successful. To do this, we offer advising via phone or email. We look forward to working with you!

Criminal Justice/Sociology Academic Help and Resources

At ENMU, we want to make sure you get the help you need. We offer several tutoring services, including the Online Writing Center (OWL), which is exclusively for distance education students. The OWL is available to help you improve your writing and help you communicate clearly for written, school-related projects and assignments. We also have online databases, journal articles and eBooks accessible through the Golden Student Success Center. Since ENMU has a dedicated distance education librarian on staff, you'll always have the help you need to take advantage of library resources.

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As a criminal justice/sociology student, you'll find your textbooks and professor lectures will answer many of your questions. Departments offering specific classes may even offer additional office hours or tutoring. For questions and concerns you can't find in the course material, you always have the option to email or call your professor.

Scholarships and Financial Assistance for BAAS Majors

ENMU is committed to helping you finance your education. You can get information about admissions scholarships and find out why more than $22 million in financial assistance was awarded to ENMU students last year. Once you are an enrolled ENMU student, you'll have access to even more scholarships.

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Career Opportunities in Criminal Justice/Sociology

When you receive a BAAS degree with a criminal justice/sociology concentration, you can look forward to an enhanced career in your field. This might include new opportunities in management or even a new career in a related field. Additionally, ENMU offers free job placement assistance and resume help to all students, so if you are looking for another job, we can help you find it.

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Criminal Justice/Sociology Concentration (30 hours)

Core Courses (24 hours)

CJ 102 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CJ 301 Criminal Law and the Courts 3
CJ 310 Comparative Criminal Justice
(may also meet the upper-division Diversity/Global Requirement)
CJ 312 Criminology 3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
(may also be used to satisfy a General Education Requirement)
SOC 303 Race, Ethnicity and Gender 3
SOC 311 Collective Behavior and Social Movements OR
SOC 324 Social Psychology
SOC 431 Deviant Behavior 3

Criminal Justice Requirement (3 hours)
Complete any one of the following for the prerequisite math requirement of Finance 201.

CJ 245 Corrections 3
CJ 432 Police and Society 3
CJ 457 Probation and Parole 3

Elective Course (3 hours)
Complete any SOC course.

Cindy Miller

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