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Once you've been awarded your Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice at ENMU-Ruidoso, you can use the program outlined below to earn your Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice at ENMU. Please keep in mind ENMU bachelor's degrees (including BFA, BA, BM and BS) require a minimum of 120 hours, with at least 40 of those being upper-division (3XX or 4XX) courses.

This degree is available online, depending on the chosen minor.

AA in Criminal Justice (2015-16) to BS in Criminal Justice (Minor Required) 2015-17


Associate Degree Requirements

Course Credits
AA in Criminal Justice

For a smooth transition to ENMU, please ensure the courses you've taken for your AA in Criminal Justice at ENMU-Ruidoso include the following; these classes are required as part of the ENMU curriculum in order to follow the degree program outlined on this page.

  • SOC 101 Introductory Sociology

ENMU Required Courses (60 hours)

ENMU Major Requirements (Minimum 24 hours)

Course Credits
Upper-Division Diversity/Global Course 3
CJ 301 Criminal Law and the Courts 3
CJ 312 Criminology 3
CJ 489 Internship 4
CJ 12 hours of upper-division (3xx-4xx) CJ electives 12
SOC 280 SOC/CJ Major Orientation 3
SOC 434 Introduction to Social Research 3

Two courses from:

  • SOC 303 Race, Ethnicity and Gender
  • SOC 419 Sociology of Law
  • SOC 431 Deviant Behavior
ENG 305 Report Writing 3
Elective Courses
(You'll take electives as needed to meet any required credit hour requirements remaining)

ENMU Minor Area Requirements

Course Credits
Minor Area Specific Courses. A minor is required. Recommended minors include Sociology, Psychology or Social Work. Please consult ENMU advisor. 18-24
Elective Courses
(You'll take electives as needed to meet any required credit hour requirements remaining)

Bachelor's Degree Total Credit Hours: 120

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Location: Ruidoso Branch Community College
709 Mechem Drive
Ruidoso, New Mexico 88345
Phone: 575.257.2120